aleympicspint.jpgStaring this Thursday, January 8th Schlafly Beer will be hosting a new event called the Alelympics at select locations in the St. Louis area.  The Alelympics are a series of games that will that will allow individuals to compete in different “feats of strength and agility.”  The games include Coaster Tossing, Doubloons (which is apparently a Mardi Gras themed version of quarters) and Cup Stacking.

Now that we have all of the the official stuff out of the way it’s time for me to be the possible stick in the mud.  I don’t know how I feel about this whole event.  Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy playing cards and games while drinking (Rock Band comes immediately to mind) and I enjoy the effects of alcoho.  But there seems to be something sort of demeaning to the craft beer scene when you start involving games that were solely created to get people drunk.

But then again, maybe I’m trying to take the scene too seriously.  One of the major benefits that beer has over some of it’s brother and sister beverages is that it’s more “fun”.   It’s viewed as a more relaxed beverage than wine (which can come across as a bit snooty at times) and as such a more recreational beverage.

All of this is why I’m conflicted about this event.  I guess if this got people drinking more craft beer, then so be it.  But something tells me that a lot of these “athletes” will be playing these games with a Bud Light in their hand and then it’s not really helping anyone involved.

Full schedule of events after the jump.

Thursday, January 8th

COASTER TOSS
D’s Place
900 Barton St.
314.773.1019
7:00-9:00 p.m.

DOUBLOONS
The Good Pie
3137 Olive St.
314.289.9399
7:00-9:00 p.m

CUP STACKING
O’Leary’s
3828 So. Lindbergh Blvd.
314.842.7678
7:00-9:00 p.m

Thursday, January 15th

COASTER TOSS
Weber’s Front Row
8169 Big Bend Blvd.
314.961.4500
7:00-9:00 p.m

DOUBLOONS
Stagger Inn
104 E Vandalia St.
618.656.4221
7:00-9:00 p.m

CUP STACKING
M.P. O’Reilly’s
1551 S 7th Street
314.241.3033
9-11 p.m.

Thursday, January 22nd

COASTER TOSS
St. Louis Sports Zone
113 Kenrick Plz.
314.961.3366
7:00-9:00 p.m.

DOUBLOONS
Tom’s Bar & Grill
20 S Euclid Ave.
314.367.4900
9:00-11:00 p.m.

CUP STACKING
The Shanti
825 Allen Ave.
314.241.4772
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 29th

COASTER TOSS
TBD

DOUBLOONS
Smokey Bones
6118 N Illinois St.
618.624.1052
7:00-9:00 p.m.

CUP STACKING
Llywelyn’s Pub
1732 9th St.
314.436.3255
9:00-11:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 5th

COASTER TOSS
McGurk’s Irish Pub
1200 Russell Blvd.
314.776.8309
9:00-11:00 p.m.

DOUBLOONS
Cicero’s
6691 Delmar
314.862.0009
TIME TBD

CUP STACKING
Bar Louie
14 Maryland Plaza
314.678.3385
7:00-9:00 p.m.


Thursday, February 12th

COASTER TOSS
Hammerstone’s
2028 S. 9th St.
314.773.5565
9:00-11:00 p.m.

DOUBLOONS
Stella Blues
3269 Morganford Rd.
314.772.3533
7:00-9:00 p.m.

CUP STACKING
TGI Friday’s
12398 Olive Blvd.
314.878.2220
7:00-9:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 19th

COASTER TOSS
Novak’s Bar & Grill
4121 Manchester Ave.
314.531.3699
TIME TBD

DOUBLOONS
Deluxe Restaurant and Bar
2733 Sutton Blvd.
314.646.0370
7:00-9:00 p.m.

CUP STACKING
Bar 101
1724 S. Broadway
314.621.5400
10:00-12:00 p.m.