Hey, no one’s perfect…as we at American Craft Beer understand better than most. That said, there are some brewing ideas out there that are insanely misguided. So welcome to another BAD IDEAS IN BREWING…We’re blaming Stumpy’s Hatchet House for this one, but they’re not alone!
If you thought that the very idea of an IHOP Pancake Stout wasn’t tasteless enough, or that things couldn’t get less necessary that a beer keg golf bag, brace yourself for an ENORMOUS accident just waiting to happen…
Here’s The Deal
Stumpy’s Hatchet House is a growing franchise of indoor hatchet-throwing venues where people pay to hurl hatchets with a painted bull’s eye target. Stumpy’s doesn’t have a liquor license but does allow customers to bring their own bottles of wine or beer…
And we have to ask, what could possibly go wrong?
Although the annual number barroom dart injuries go largely unreported, don’t tell us they don’t happen.
And Stumpy’s wants substitute hurling hatchets for polite dart tossing and add beer and wine into the mix?
According to CNBC Stumpy’s does support its many customers who bring their own bottle, “providing ice and galvanized steel buckets for those who choose to do so.”
And not suprisingly the growing franchise which encourages beer and wine-fueled suburbanites to go totally Viking, was “hatched” by Stuart and Kelly Josberger along with friends Mark and Trish Oliphant, fellow New Jerseyites who’d probably be comfortable living next to Tony Soprano.
And now that the cat’s out of the bag there’s no stopping this thing.
According to Forbes “there are axe-throwing bars in or near Baltimore, Philadelphia, Detroit, Austin, Charlotte, Denver, and of course, Brooklyn, among other places.”
Again what could possibly go wrong?
If you’re looking for a “primal” experience we suggest Barleywine in a syringe and watching Sons of Anarchy reruns till three in the morning.
Because axes and alcohol were a BAD IDEA back in 823 AD when they helped fuel the invading hoards…and they are a BAD IDEA IN BREWING now.
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