ReThinker from New Day Meadery.
I have to admit, I was nervous when I got the Facebook invite from Girls Pint Out, an all female craft beer appreciation group, to play Cards Against Humanity at New Day Meadery in Fountain Square. I love Cards Against Humanity as much as the next awful person, but playing in public? Isn’t the rule “what happens at Cards Against Humanity stays at Cards Against Humanity?” What happens when you’re out and about with a lot of socially networked, slightly buzzed strangers? As it turns out, awesome is what happens.
I wasn’t the only one who overcame their initial trepidation. I’ve been a member of Girls Pint Out, since pretty close to its inception. This is the first event that has been at capacity (that I’m aware of anyway). Not only was it at capacity it was full within hours of tickets becoming available.
Name tags are more fun if they look like this.
For all the people that showed up, I was surprised that the event didn’t feel packed. It was energetic and crowded sure, but it wasn’t an uncomfortable feeling. That’s one thing Girls Pint Out has always done well, they know how to make sure their events aren’t uncomfortable. They also make name tags, which sounds silly until you don’t have to ask someone’s name for a third time. I mingled for a bit, ordered a ReThinker (dry hopped mead with blueberry), and went to the back room to get a seat at a table.
When I sat down, I noticed I already had a slight advantage. I knew a few girls from Twitter, and one I’d met in real life. And since Cards Against Humanity is all about knowing your audience, this bode well for me. We passed around cards and started playing.
The winning combo.
The first few rounds seemed a little cautious, but then the mead started kicking in and the game started taking its normal, awful, turn. We were even listening to the table next to us to see how awful they were. We were using multiple sets of the original game (the one you can print yourself), so we had some cards they didn’t have and they had some we didn’t have. And when all was said and done, I was the most horrible person at our table!
Like I said, playing Cards Against Humanity with strangers went way better than expected. So well in fact, there’s another event coming up on July 25th. Watch the Girls Pint Out Facebook feed so you don’t miss out on the chance to take away my “Most Horrible” title. Also, make sure to check out our instagram for all the winning combinations I played.