Friday, April 3, 2009

Half Acre Horseshoes


Chicago is digging in its heels and pushing away the warmth, but we're sure it's coming soon.  In preparation of making the most of spring / summer we're noodling up an idea.  You guessed it, Horseshoes!

Our brewery, located at 4257 N. Lincoln Ave sits a mere couple blocks from the illustrious Welles Park.  One feature of this park is a legit horseshoe pit with around 10 courts within said pit.  This strikes us as a great opportunity.

Our thought is to meet at the brewery once or twice a month, say Saturdays at 12:00pm.  We "sample" some beer at the brewery, then walk over to the pits and engage in competitive horseshoe play rife with heckling and questionable sportsmanship.  After we have our fill, then we head over to one of our fine local establishments that we have pre-organized and they offer us specials and overall praise.

We want to gauge interest.  If no one responds, then we'll do it without you.  If too many people respond, then we'll likely have tryouts that aim to embarrass and humiliate -- or just take turns.  The more the merrier.

Let us know.

Half Acre Beer Co
Chicago, IL

PS. I think there will be Half Acre Horseshoes Tshirts involved.

29 comments:

crystal said...

Unsure how you could come up with an excuse NOT to do this. Yes. Probably 4-5 of us. What we lack in horseshoe experience we make up for in beer experience.

Gabriel said...

Yes, good, you obviously possess the spirit that we're looking for.

Andy Watterson said...

Sounds like an awesome idea

Helge said...

I think I could fit this into my non-existent schedule.

Devon Cunnignham said...

Sounds like fun

CSC said...

My friends and I could be very into this.

RevDave said...

Absolutely - I think I even have a bag of my own 'shoes.

Mark said...

Yes, yes, a thousand times yes.

Beverlicious said...

I'm interested! It'll be good to pitch horseshoes someplace besides at a family picnic.

Gabriel said...

OK, it's on. Give us a little time to get it together and allow the earth to rotate a little bit more towards the glowing ember above, then we throw.

Barth said...

Heck yes.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a great idea

jc_is old said...

This sounds like great fun. where can I sign up?

Danny said...

Yes please.

Jamie Proctor said...

I'd love to be in on this

Anonymous said...

Just to warn everyone I am a regular at this horeshoe pit...sounds great!

Mike said...

Count me in

Paul said...

I can do this. Just tell me the specifics.

PS: Lincoln Ave. smells like wort thanks to you guys :)

Meteu40 said...

Oh yes

David wachtendonk said...

I'm in!

seeandyspin said...

me + 2 or 3 would be definitely down...but would be laughable opponents. For the horseshoe-challenged I also recommend this when we get knocked to the loser bracket: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_horseshoes

patrad said...

i'm in and would love to recruit others

Chet Gresham said...

I like Horses, Shoes, Beer, Beershoes and Horseshoes!

Creston87 said...

brilliant. let's throw some iron!

Gabriel said...

This Spanish Horseshoes is genius. An obvious alternative and no pit necessary.

David wachtendonk said...

Or we could play Cornhole at the brewery?

seeandyspin said...

The equipment needs are the best: frisbee, 2 PVC pipes and empty beer bottles...how ever will we get those?
color me excited!

Jonnie D said...

I'm all in, and I would bring a slew of other beer minded folks.

sam said...

count me/us in! set a time, give me a sign-up, and i'm there. nothing sounds better than the combination throwing heavy metal with faux-accuracy and great beer.