The B4 Derby Olympics will hold a similar game to the Masskrugstemmen, a German beer mug holding competition
The B4 Derby Olympics will hold a similar game to Masskrugstemmen, a German beer mug holding competition.

A cocktail competition using secret ingredients. Riding a keg strapped to a dolly while trying not to spill two beers. And a cork toss relay. Sounds like the makings of a fun backyard party, but these events — and more — are all part of Tuesday’s second annual B4 Derby Olympics, hosted by the Kentucky Restaurant Association of Louisville. And what’s equally cool is they’re holding it at ReSurfaced on Main Street.

While the event is open to the public, it’s designed as a “thank you” to those involved in the restaurant and service industry. Admission is free, and guests can sample and purchase barbecue, bourbon and beer while watching participants battle each other in the crazy games. (If you’d like to enter one of the games, admission is $25.)

Screen Shot 2015-04-17 at 3.32.06 PMOther features include bluegrass music from the Whisky Bent Valley Boys, a barbecue sauce competition between local chefs, and a Last Man Beer Standing competition ($10 to enter) that’ll see how long you can hold two beer steins with arms straight out in front of you (and as a bonus, you get to drink the beer afterward).

All proceeds go to APRON, an organization that provides temporary financial relief to food and beverage industry workers. Sponsors include West Sixth, Bulleit Bourbon, Old 502 Winery and more.

B4 Derby Olympics starts at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, at Resurfaced, 615-621 W. Main St. To sign up for one of the competitions, click here.

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Sara Havens
Sara Havens is the Culture Editor at Insider Louisville, known around town as the Bar Belle (barbelleblog.com). She's a former editor of LEO Weekly and has written for Playboy and The Alcohol Professor. Havens is the author of two books: "The Bar Belle" and "The Bar Belle Vol. 2."