A PVC pipe, a Frisbee, two empty beer bottles, and a drink for each player; those are the only items needed to play one of the newest lawn games. What sounds like a redneck’s Sunday evening is quickly becoming one of America’s favorite games for picnics and other outings. The rules are easy, the drinks are flowing, and the fun is sure to come with Beer Frisbee.
To play, you will need two PVC pipes or posts at about 5 feet tall. Whatever you choose must have a flat enough surface on top to set a beer bottle down. To set up the posts, you’ll need to drive them in the ground. The distance between the two can vary. Some people like them to be at least thirty feet apart. Some like them closer; it’s really your call.
Once you’ve set up your posts, you’ll need to find two empty beer bottles, and a Frisbee. Note, if you can’t find two empty beer bottles, you can improvise on the object to balance on the posts. To be fair, the object on either post should be the same.
Each team is composed of two players. Every player should be holding an open beer, or drink of choice. The drink should remain in each players hand for the duration of the game. That includes while throwing and catching the Frisbee.
To start the game, one player from Team 1 throws the Frisbee at the pole of Team 2. So, Team 1 is “throwing” and Team 2 is “defending”. While throwing and defending, neither team may step in front of the pole, and all throws must be deemed catchable.
Team 1 will try to knock the empty beer bottle off Team 2’s pole. This may be done by hitting the bottle or the pole directly. Team 2 must try to catch the beer bottle and the Frisbee. This task does not have to be completed by the same team member.
Scoring for this game varies by the players. As a rule of thumb, a point is awarded to a team if the opposing team fails to catch the Frisbee, fails to catch the bottle, or spills their drink. Games are played to 21 points. If one player catches the bottle inside the Frisbee, the game is over and that team wins.
This game is an easy, fun, and quick way to be entertained at your next outing. It’s virtually free, easy to clean up and ensures everyone has a cold beer and lots of laughter, as long as you don’t hit grandma’s car during the game!