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.)
Other 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.