Right off the bat, why does it not surprise me that Milwaukee Brewers tailgaters were the ones to come up with this tailgating game?
The game is called Beer Drop. From what I can gather from the descriptions on the web and watching the videos, this is how you play.
You only need two tailgaters to play this game. One player is the ‘Catcher’ and one is the ‘Dropper’. The Dropper holds two cans of beer above the Catcher. One of the cans is open, one is not. The Catcher does not know which is the open can. Before the drop, the Catcher must state which can he or she will attempt to catch. The Catcher can attempt to catch both, called “The Matrix” (i.e. “I’m gonna Matrix”).
On the count of three, the Dropper drops both cans simultaneously. The Catcher must catch the open can with one hand or both cans if doing “the Matrix’. (The key rule here is that you may not use two hands to catch one can.) If the open beer is dropped by the Catcher, the Dropper gets to shake up the closed beer can and spray it into the Catcher’s face. The Catcher must then chug the rest of the beer. If the Catcher catches the open beer, the Catcher can shake up the closed can and spray it in the Dropper’s face. If the Catcher catches both beers, the Catcher receives “Amnesty” from all future facial beer sprays.
Looks like a waste of cold beer to me. Then again, they are using Pabst Blue Ribbon so it is not like they are wasting good beer. Seems like a more elaborate version of beer hunter with more moving parts.
Is this something you will try at your next tailgate party?