September is just around the corner, and The Pine Box has a few events lined up that you might want to check out. First up, on September 2nd, is Cards Against Humanity. Described as “a party game for horrible people”, Cards Against Humanity is a card game where, during each round, one player asks a question from a Black Card, and everyone else answers with their funniest White Card. Created in 2011 as a party game for a New Year’s Eve celebration (and it should be at this year’s PAX – August 31 – September 2nd), it’s a fun game that’s great for groups. It’s so popular, it’s even reached the top 2 products on Amazon.com‘s Toys & Games category. Impressive.
According to The Pine Box: “You do NOT need to attend PAX, know what CAH is, or exclusively drink beer to attend. Requirement: Must have sense of humor and enjoy stuff.” One of the Cards Against Humanity creators, Max Temkin, will be on hand and may even bring along some prizes to hand out to the winners. For more information about Cards Against Humanity and the full game rules, check out the official website. And if you’re curious about PAX, you can check out their official website HERE. Bring your wits along, and be ready for some fun at The Pine Box on September 2nd at 6:30PM.
The following week, on Sunday, September 9th, you’ll have your last chance this year to participate in The Pine Box Can Derby. Reminiscent of the pinewood derby races many of us took part in as children, The Pine Box Can Derby races tricked out beer cans for glory and bragging rights. The Pine Box started these races earlier this year, during Seattle Beer Week and then kept them going. There have already been competitions earlier this summer (back on July 8th and August 12th), and this will be the last one for the Summer. One important change from past races – wood chassis are no longer allowed. Cars must be made 100% out of cans. Here’s the rest of the info you need to prepare:
ALL CARS MUST PASS INSPECTION TO QUALIFY FOR THE RACE
Following are the inspection points
1. The can weight shall not exceed 5.0 ounces. The official race scale shall be considered final.
2. The overall length of the can shall not exceed 7 inches.
3. The overall width of the can shall not exceed 2 ¾ inches.
4. The can must have 1 ¾” clearance between the wheels.
5. The can must have 3/8” clearance underneath the body.
6. The can may be shaped any way that is desired.
7. The can must be freewheeling, with no starting devices.
Each can must pass inspection by the official inspection committee before it will be allowed to compete. The Inspection Committee has the responsibility to disqualify those cans that do not meet these specifications.
Pro Division – Cans built at home ahead of time.
Open Build Division – Cans built on site using what we have to offer.
Wheel sets will be sold for $2
Next up, on September 13th, will be a Capitol Hill Artwalk. The artist for September has not yet been announced so be sure to check the events section of The Pine Box’s website and/or follow them on Faceook. If you’ve been to one of these before, then you know what to expect. If not, prepare for an evening of art appreciation.
The Pine Box has also listed a “Capitol Hill Oktoberfest” event for September 22nd, but I haven’t been able to find out many details yet. Once I know more, I’ll post back to keep you informed. Beyond that, you can check out my earlier post showing at least 6 different places in Washington to celebrate Oktoberfest. Prost!
Next up is a Sierra Nevada tap takeover on September 26th. All 33 taps at The Pine Box will flow with libations from Sierra Nevada Brewing. If you’re a fan of their work, you won’t want to miss this.
Last but not least, on the very next day, September 27th, The Pine Box is holding a benefit for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in remembrance of their dearly departed friend, Chris Cavanaugh, who passed away last year. All proceeds from sales of certain drafts on tap that night will be donated, and there’ll be a raffle as well. So get down there and raise a pint to help them out.
If you’ve never been to The Pine Box, you’re missing out. One of Seattle’s newest craft beer bars, they always have an excellent tap selection, great food and an inviting atmosphere. So mark your calendars and get down to The Pine Box for one or more of these great events.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.