World Cup Drinking Game
VinePair has invented the ultimate World Cup 2018 drinking game, to be
enjoyed (responsibly) right up until the final. Made a few adjustments and use it for any sport
First thing first: Pick a team. Every time your team takes a shot on target, wins a corner,
or receives a yellow card, take one sip.
If your team wins, chug your drink.
TAKE ONE SIP EVERY TIME…
An announcer mentions that the United States didn’t qualify.
An announcer mentions the new “Video Assisted Referee” (VAR) system.
Someone is caught offside.
Someone flops (double if that player is on your team).
That same player gets up, unharmed (once again, double if they’re on your team).
TAKE TWO SIPS EVERY TIME…
An announcer says, “You couldn’t have written a better script.”
A goal is scored.
A penalty is conceded.
A decision is overturned using VAR.
The camera pans to a face-painted fan in the crowd (double if the person next to them points it out
while they’re still on screen).
If someone scores an own goal.
If someone misses a penalty.
If someone gets a red card.
If Cristiano Ronaldo takes his shirt off.
If Messi scores an incredible solo goal.
BONUS RULES: PENALTY SHOOTOUT
During the knockout stages of the tournament, if a game remains tied after 90 minutes and then
goes into extra time, the result is decided by a penalty shootout, a daunting prospect after a full
game’s drinking, with one or two sips guaranteed per kick under normal rules.
In the instance of a penalty shootout, players are only required to drink when their team is up. One
sip for a goal, two if they miss.
If a player’s goalkeeper manages to save an opposition penalty kick, they’re exempt from the
drinking during their team’s next penalty kick.
WORLD CUP FINAL
The seventh game in a marathon of grueling, booze-filled fixtures — players are encouraged
to exercise some good sportsmanship after the World Cup final. As per the official rules of the
VinePair 2018 World Cup drinking game, players who back the tournament’s winning nation
are required to buy a round of drinks for opponents on the losing side. ‘Tis better to have
loved and lost than to have stayed home entirely.
the crossroads of the beer world
IPAs are getting another make over. Champagne-
inspired India Pale Ales, dubbed “Brut IPAs,” are
a sparkly, spritzy rebuff to those bitter bombs of
previous years. Born in California, Brut IPAs are
in some ways the West Coast answer to the rise
and now-national New England’s “hazy” IPAs.
Brut IPAs are extra effervescent, pale yellow,
perfectly clear, and intensely aromatic. They are
also bone-dry, often finishing at or below zero
Plato (the scale that brewers use to estimate
finishing “dryness” in a beer). Dryness of this
magnitude requires the use of an amylase
enzyme that helps the yeast fully break down any
residual sugars left during the brewing process.
This, mixed with an emphasis on dry-hopping to
avoid bitterness while bumping up the hop
aroma, is what causes Brut IPAs’ signature
With more people “detoxing” from extremely
hoppy beers in favor of more refreshing, lower-
alcohol craft lagers and ales, these
approachable brews stand to convert wine
drinkers to beer, and beer drinkers back to
balance thanks to .It’s dry and floral flavors and
no off putting bitterness,
Brauhaus Riegele, a 632-year-old, family-owned
Bavarian craft brewery, has just signed on with
Sarene Craft Beer for distribution throughout
several states in the Northeast. Six of the
brewery’s products will be made available:
Privat, Augustus, Herren Pils, Dunkel, Kellerbier
and Michaeli through Sarene Importers.
Founded in 1386, Riegele is acknowledged
as one of Germany’s leading breweries in
respect to quality and beer culture. It is located
in Augsburg, in the heart of Bavaria, where
roughly 30 different kinds of award winning
craft beers are made.
Riegele is one of the most highly regarded
breweries in Europe; just this month, at the 2018
Meiningers International Craft Beer Award, the
brewery was named Craft Brewer of the Year for
the second year in a row;
The brewery also took home a dozen medals
from the same competition, including a platinum
for its Hefe Weisse, which was named Best
Weizen. Earlier this year, Riegele was awarded
the coveted 2018 Brewery of the Year from The
German Ministry of Food and Agriculture.