Throwing down, cutting up at rock-paper-scissors tournament By Danielle Dreilinger, Globe Correspondent
It's a wonderful world for bar geeks. Any night of the week in Greater Boston, you can play trivia at a bar, or stand up and sing. One Somerville restaurant even runs a Tuesday spelling bee.
Opportunities to play the venerable children's game/betting tool Rock-Paper-Scissors, though? Rare.
Perhaps that's why a good hundred people packed into Union Square Main Streets's second annual Rock-Paper-Scissors tournament Jan. 27. Prizes weren't the draw, that's for sure: The first 25 people to arrive at PA's Lounge (home to noise-rock show posters and a Miller Lite clock) got a single free beer courtesy of Narragansett.
Many fans took the children's game seriously. Returning contestants boasted of their prowess and mulled over the previous year's defeats. Jeremy Doyle of Stoneham, 31, said, "When you're playing someone random you know you're going to beat them. Let's be honest."
Young competitors had no chance, said Stew "Razzi King" MacDonald of Needham, 33. "No way. They don't have experience."
"Oh my Gosh, Narragansett! I didn't know they still made that!" Was the crowds reaction to our table at the Sun Wine Fest this weekend at Mohegan Sun Casino. Thousands of thirsty festival goers stopped by to say, Hi Neighbor and had a 'Gansett with us. Several of them were from out of town, so were tasting our beer for the first time since our return. We had all lager, light and porter available for them and everyone was loving it. The 'Gansett Girls went around collecting signatures for our petition to build a brewery and made some friends along the way. We didn't get Bobby Flay to use 'Gansett in his chili, but other chefs were quick to drink their part. Check out the photos above and below.
Jupiter Beer Festival in Jupiter, FL!
3,200 people stormed the gates this past Saturday for the Jupiter Beer Fest in Jupiter, FL. With so many New England transplants in Florida, the famous lager had to make an appearance. The 'Gansett Girls poured samples for those new to the beer and received a positive reaction like, "Wow! Once it hits your lips it's so good!" Then everyone was ready and willing to sign our petition to help us build a brewry in Rhode Island. From the Ocean State to the Sunshine State, 'Gansett is good no matter where you are.