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Brewery Keg Curling: Milwaukee’s Coolest Winter Sport

Brewery Keg Curling

Embrace the Chill: All About Brewery Keg Curling at Gathering Place Brewing

Welcome, frosty friends and suds sippers! Ever find yourself pondering over a pint about how to spice up those nippy winter nights? Well, hold onto your beanies, because we’re going to slide into the world of Brewery Keg Curling, a sport so cool it’s literally ice cold. And who’s tossing out the traditional granite stones for good ol’ beer kegs? None other than Milwaukee’s very own Gathering Place Brewing!

A Brief Intro to Brewing Up Winter Fun with Keg Curling

Forget ice skating – that’s so last winter. This season, the slick sensation taking Milwaukee by beer-flooded storm is keg curling. Yes, you read that right. Imagine guides of grace and spins of strategy… but with kegs. Gathering Place Brewing’s Tosa taproom is the trendsetter turning winter into a hopped-up hootenanny. So, grab a brew, lace up your…uh, drinking gloves, and let’s get into it!

Introducing Gathering Place Brewing’s Wintry Twist on Traditional Curling

Traditional curling’s got class, but keg curling’s got pizzazz – and pints! At the heart of Tosa, inside the Tosa Taproom + Patio, is where the magic unfolds. You can practically hear the clink of the curling kegs as the ice rink, aglow with patio heaters and snuggled in heated greenhouses, beckons the brave ready to chill and thrill.

What Is Keg Curling?

Rolling into Winter Sports: The Brewery Keg Curling Craze

So, what’s the deal with keg curling? In the frothy nutshell, it’s the classic game of curling with a barrel of a twist. Instead of stones, you slide kegs (yes, the beer ones) across a glossy ice rink toward a target, also known as the “house.” It’s like bocce meets shuffleboard meets Oktoberfest. The goal? To be the brewmaster of the house, with your keg nestled closest to the center. It’s cozier than a cable-knit sweater and gives your pint-pouring arm a sporting chance to shine.

From Ice Rinks to Beer Kegs: The Evolution of Curling at the Tosa Taproom

Once upon a frosty evening, the brilliant Joe Yeado thought, “Hey, why not add a spin to this icy shenanigan with a brewery touch?” And lo, the 23×15-foot ice rink was born at the Tosa taproom, transforming the back patio into a winter wonderland minus the skates. With the frosty lure of winter sports, it’s the evolution of curling with a foamy finish. Cue the spontaneous rounds of applause and raised glasses!

The Rules of the Game: How to Play Keg Curling

Sliding into Fun: Understanding the Basic Keg Curling Rules

Brewery Keg Curling rules are simple enough to make any barstool sports analyst look like a pro. Each team takes turns sliding four kegs towards the bullseye, vying to get as close to the center as possible. The twist? No brooms allowed, just the sheer finesse of a sidearm slide. Think of it as curling’s laid-back cousin who wears flannel and can never resist a good party trick.

Teamwork on Ice: Structure of Keg Curling Games in League Play

Feel ready for some frosty competition? Grab yup to seven of your pals (or icebreakers, shall we say) for a team competition with a casual spirit. The Tosa Taproom ice rink hosts league play with weekly games punctuated by strategy huddles and cheerfully competitive jargon. And the cherry on top? First and second place winter league prizes that make the icy endeavor even sweeter.

All the Cool Kids Are Doing It: Keg Curling at Gathering Place Brewing

Gathering Steam: The Rising Popularity of Keg Curling Leagues

Brewery Keg Curling isn’t just a flash in the pan; it’s a flash freeze of fun that’s gathering steam faster than you can say “double IPA.” Keg curling leagues are the new après-ski, minus the mountain. It’s a team competition that has the good folks of Milwaukee bonding over brawn, brains, and brews – turning chilling into something worth cheering for.

League Play & Casual Slides: How to Join the Winter Fun

Whether you’re the competitive sort or just looking for casual winter activities, keg curling is the answer. And by answer we mean an absolute blast. Reserve a lane for a roll or join the league play for a full-on bonspiel bash. Either way, you’re in for a rollicking good time with a beer chaser. Cheers to that!

Winter Patio Transformation: Crafting a Community Space

Heated Adventures: The Patio Heaters and Greenhouses of Tosa Taproom

The secret sauce to Tosa Taproom’s appeal in the chilly months? A winter patio transformation that would make Jack Frost jealous. Think patio heaters that hum a warm embrace and heated greenhouses that twinkle with fairy-light camaraderie. It’s a festive fortress – a sanctuary in the snow – where cold toes and warm hearts meet.

A Sanctuary in the Snow: Tosa Taproom + Patio’s Winter Makeover

The Tosa Taproom + Patio is more than just a place; it’s a winter chapter waiting to be written, filled with community engagement and clinking glasses. It’s a reminder that with a bit of innovation and plenty of craft beer, the Milwaukee winter events calendar gets a whole lot cooler (pun intended).

Brews and Slides: The Social Side of Keg Curling

Pints and Pucks: Merging Craft Beer and Winter Sports

Gathering Place Brewing’s keg curling is where pints meet pucks in a symphony of social engagement. It’s a dance of local brewery charm and ice-capades. With craft beer in one hand and a keg curling stone, er, keg, in the other, it’s the sport that’s brewing up friendly rivalries and slushy smiles.

Reserve Your Lane: How to Book Your Casual Winter Keg Curling Outing

Ready to rock the rink? Simply reserve a lane for your close-knit crew or a date who doesn’t mind a little playful competition. Keg curling is the local brewery’s answer to boring winter nights – a casual winter activity that’s anything but. Plus, it’s a Milwaukee winter event that’s sure to make your social media sizzle. So don’t be shy, reserve your keg curling glory spot today!


Raise a Glass to Winter: The Glorious Combination of Beer and Sports

So, what’s the takeaway from this ice-clad saga? That the combination of beer and sports is a toast-worthy triumph! This winter, lift a lager in salute to those brave souls gripping kegs instead of curling stones and proving Milwaukee’s premier winter event is best served cold.

Making Memories: Keg Curling as Milwaukee’s Premier Winter Event

Keg curling is more than a game; it’s a stitch in the tapestry of memories that’ll last longer than the longest Wisconsin winter. It’s outdoor winter fun with a rewarding brewski waiting at the finish line. It’s the camaraderie, the competition, the laughter shared over a spirited round of keg curling at your friendly neighborhood Tosa Taproom.

Gathering Community: How Gathering Place Brewing Is Curating Outdoor Winter Fun

In the end, the true spirit of Brewery Keg Curling at Gathering Place Brewing lies in its heartwarming ability to bring people together, frothy drink in hand, to embrace the chill as one. It’s a marvel of community engagement and Joe Yeado’s vision for a sport that’s more accessible than your favorite cozy pullover. So, come on down and let’s make the cold days count!

Call to Action

Get your mittens ready and your winter spirit primed – sign up for Keg Curling leagues or reserve your winter wonder spot today. With every reservation, you’re not just getting a lane; you’re securing a slice of peak Milwaukee coziness. Don’t wait for the snow to thaw; join the Gathering Place Brewing keg curling experience now! It’s going to be a brew-tastic winter!


Dustin is a writer about craft beer and a professional brewer in the city of Chicago. He has written for several magazines and has over a decade of experience in the beer industry. He is currently working on a book about the history of beer in Chicago.