Bowling, one of the few sports in the world which is also so closely tied with leisure, and... the consumption of alcohol. Really, let’s think about this. Bowling alleys have bars in them! What other sports have bars available not for the just the spectators, but for the competitors? The earliest known forms of bowling go back to Ancient Egypt, just like the earliest records of beer. I don’t know how closely they were related back then, but let’s imagine for a moment Ancient Egyptians sipping on some murky unfiltered suds while tossing some stones around. It was probably a nice break from building pyramids so it must have been a good time!
Back to the future… the first ever Brew Bowl Craft Beer festival, held January 31st at Bedroxx Bowling from Noon until 4PM, is like a testament to ancient traditions. It’s a celebration of beer and bowling. The more you think about it, the more you will find this intriguing. A Beer Festival held at a bowling alley, where you get to sample beers from the kingpins of the brewing industry as well as some regional and local favorites, all while walking the lanes.
But let’s frame this in terms of the ancient ties between beer and bowling. Dogfish Head Brewery is the sponsor for this event and they have a tradition of making beers from ancient recipes. Coincidence? I think not! There will be some other great regional and local breweries sampling as well. Ninkasi, Sierra Nevada, Odell Brewing Company, Golden Road Brewing Company, Hangar 24 Brewing Company, Barrio Brewing Company and others will be pouring. You get to talk with brewery reps, learn about beer and have some awesome food. You will not want to split once you get there.
Maybe you’ll even toss a few balls to get some fun prizes. I will be there and I will gladly accept all challenges. With more than 10 craft breweries and other entertainment, we won’t have time to play a full game, but this event will be the perfect game you have always wanted.
So grab your friends and say, “Dude, let’s go bowling”, and come on out to the first ever Brew Bowl Craft Beer festival.
But remember this…
There are rules! Have a designated driver and don’t go over the line!
And please, leave your Pomeranians at home.