Drinking Game: How to Have Your Own Beer Olympics

beer cans overhead


Since it’s August, we, as Bros, have quite a few things to look forward to. There’s also something to be said for football season coming up and this year, the Rio Olympics. Now, unless you’ve been training your whole life, given up nights out for early morning workouts, given up alcohol for flax seed oil shakes, or given up random girls for personal trainers/coaches; then you probably won’t be joining Team USA in Brazil this year. However, there are some Olympic games you can compete in, ones you’ve been training for your entire adult (and probably high school) life…

The Beer Olympics. The Beer Olympics combine the competitive nature of intramural sports, with the enough beer to drown a small village. But, if you’re going to partake in the most sacred of competitions, you have to do it the correct way.

Basic Rules

Teams must be made up of no more than 6 participants, and no fewer than 4. Every team must have an equal number of players.

4 teams minimum, no maximum.

Ideally teams will have the same number of girls on them, to avoid one team being at a disadvantage.

There needs to be between 15-20 cans of beer allocated per player, per team. It’s always better to air on the side of caution and go with the bigger number, because if you run out of beer mid-competition, you are disqualified and your team loses a set number of points, and it’s not like any extra beer would go to waste.

Every team competes in every event, but not every team member.

For scoring, you take the number of teams you have, and award that many points for first in each event (6 teams=6 points for first). Last place always gets 1 point. Every team in between…you get the point.

To avoid confrontation, teams represent a color, not a country. There’s no way I’d represent any country besides the good ole’ US of A! (And I know my fellow bros echo that sentiment)

Opening Ceremony

Teams are introduced. Coming out to a legendary song is not only awesome, but also encouraged.

The order of events are announced (as decided upon by team captains).

Trash talking commences.


Maple Syrup Chugging Guinness World Record


Volume Chug: Number of Participants – Whole Team

This is the best event to start off with. Not only does every team member get to participate, everyone gets really drunk, really quickly.


1. Each team is given one large bucket.

2. Into the bucket 1 can of beer per team member is poured.

3.The clock starts when the first participant beings to chug, the clock stops when all the beer has been finished. Points deducted if there is an ‘excessive’ amount of beer spilled.

4. Fastest time wins.

Beer Pong (Beirut for you traditionalists): Number of Participants – 2 per team

Tried and true, beer pong is a staple of every BROlympic event. However, this isn’t your mother’s 10-cup.


1. In lieu of said tradition 10-cup, 21-cups are played with (6-5-4-3-2-1 rack).

2. Each team is allowed two members per side.

3. 1 celebrity shot per team, per round.

4. If the ball is bounced into a cup, that cup and another are to be consumed by one team member. If the ball is bounced, it can be swatted. If a player knocks his own cup over on a swat, a penalty is assessed. He/she must chug a can of beer, and while they’re doing that, the opposition gets to shoot until that can of beer is finished. Regardless of how many cups were hit and by whom, “rollback” and “fire” rules do not apply during penalty shots.

5. In official Beer Olympics play, in the spirit of speeding up competition, “catching fire” and team “rollbacks” are allowed. Fire is achieved after a single player hits 3 cups in a row, and rollbacks occur when team members both hit cups in the same turn.

6. If both players on one side sink the same cup, the game is not over (as is tradition), the opposing team has to chug 3 cups each, including the cup that was hit twice.

Body Shot/Funnel Relay Race: Number of Participants – 4 per team

For this event, each team needs 4 participants. A girl (This is why having at least one girl per team is crucial. Hopefully you get the thin girl who has a little divot in her stomach when she’s on her back, but if you get a “bigger” girl, you’re taking that shot out of the belly button, son), a bro to take the shot off of her, a bro to hold the funnel, and another bro to actually funnel the beer. You cannot hold your own funnel, there is no “I” in team. The girl lays down on a table, and one shot of an agreed upon liquor (usually tequila) is poured on to her. Salt is then spread in a line on her chest, and a sliced lime is put in her mouth. Before “go” each team is allowed to pour the beer into the funnel. On go, the bro funneling has to get down on a knee, finish his beer, get up and then run across (ideally the lawn) and tag his other bro in, who then runs to the end of the yard, takes, the shot, licks the salt, grabs the lime and then sprints back to the finish line (which is on the opposite side of the lawn from the girl). Fastest time wins.


1. Starting Positions

  • Funnel holder and funneler: Start at the finish line
  • Bro taking the body shot: Directly in the middle
  • The girl: On the opposite side of the yard from the finish line

2. A point-deduction penalty is assed if:

  • Any beer is spilled from the funnel
  • Any alcohol is left on the girl

3.  If any player cannot hold their alcohol for this specific event, that player is disqualified, and the team must finish the Olympics one man down.

Louisville Chugger: Number of Participants – 1 (one extra team member to toss the empty can)

Also popularly referred to as “Dizzy Bat”, Louisville Chugger requires a wiffle ball bat with the bottom cut off, and one team member with really good hand-eye coordination. The bat is filled with beer. Clock starts when the player lifts the bat to chug, he then places the bat on the ground (as shown) spins around 10 times, stands up into a batting stance, at which point another teammate will soft-toss the empty can of beer to him, and the clock stops when the player hits the can with the bat. Because this is a later event, between the 10 spins and all the alcohol consumed at this point, this is also the event that produces the most hilarious results.


1. If the player doesn’t spin around 10 times, then a penalty of one-beer-per-spin-short is assessed.

2. In the interest of time, the clock is stopped at 4 minutes if the player can’t hit the can.

3. No penalties for a “reversal of fortune” in this event.

Flip Cup: Number of Participants – Whole Team

At this point in the day, your motor skills are on par with those of a mentally handicapped penguin, that’s why flip cup is the perfect game to get into. Everyone knows how to play, and in this event there are no penalties. Only difference is in the Beer Olympics, there is one anchor per team. The person who is going last has to chug two cups of beer and successfully flip both cups. Once everyone on the team has been an anchor, that round is considered completed, and the points are tallied up. In the event of a tie, one more round without anchors is played.

Civil War: Number of Participants – 3 per team


Congratulations. You’ve made it to the final event. Civil War. This game follows the basic rules of civil war; three cups per person, once your cups are sunk, you’re eliminated. If the ball is shot, and bounces off of a cup and to the side of the table, it’s fair game for each team. Only the person closest may retrieve that ball, no jumping across the table. While they’re down, their teammates can protect their cups from bounce shots.


1. Once your eliminated you may do nothing more than offer your team moral support in the form of catchy cheers. No celebrity shots, no drinking their beer for them.

2. Points are based on how many cups the winning team has remaining at the end of each round.

There is to be a case race. However many teams are tied send up two representatives (unless 4 or more teams are tied, then one each). A 30-rack is then placed in the middle of them. On go, they have to drink as many beers as they can. When the case is done, or when all sides have decided they can’t drink anymore, whichever team has the most empty beer cans on their side is declared the winner.

Closing Ceremonies

Once all the points have been tallied up, a winner is declared.

Only gold medals are given out, because first place is the only place that matters in the Beer Olympics. If you’re not first, you’re last.

Any leftover cans of beer are allocated to the winners.

Now, take this knowledge that I’ve bestowed upon you, and make your parents proud, as a Beer Olympian.