Olde Mecklenburg and Sugar Creek teaming up for “Pink to Drink” this Thursday

Courtesy of Sugar Creek
As part of the "Pink to Drink" event Thursday, Sugar Creek Brewing will have a "PaperBoy Challenge" obstacle course set up in its warehouse

Long ago (it seems), before PlayStations or Xboxes or virtual reality simulators, there were plain old arcade games. These games were simple, with a joystick and a couple of buttons. And one of my all-time favorites was PaperBoy. The objective: deliver papers to the assigned houses on the block, don't deliver to non-subscribed houses and watch out for curious objects, such as rolling tires, dogs and remote control cars, among others.

And while I can only hope Abari Game Bar brings this classic back when it opens, you can play the real-life version this Thursday – with beer added in – all for a good cause.

The Paperboy Challenge is part of “Pink to Drink,” hosted by both Olde Mecklenburg and Sugar Creek Brewing. This event was created by four local cycling teams to benefit 24 Hours of Booty, which takes place in late July.

For $25, you’ll get a beer at both Olde Mecklenburg and Sugar Creek, and both breweries will also be serving light appetizers. As for the PaperBoy Challenge, Sugar Creek is converting its warehouse into an obstacle course, just like the video game. A $5 donation allows you a trip on the course on a charity tricycle. Your objective is to throw as many newspapers as possible through hanging tires in the allotted timeframe (watching out for obstacles, of course). The best scores will win brewery-related prizes.

Thursday’s event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and tickets can be purchased here.

Categories: Beer, By Matt McKenzie