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Drink Up

Posted on July 22, 2019 by under Things to Do.    

I love summer because it’s always a fun time for pub crawls and drink tours. Summer is when the #WickedBrew and the Carlos O’Kelly’s ladies drink tours happen. Those are my two favorite to do and I look forward to them every year.

This year I managed to complete both tours twice before #ZINCON. It’s a feat that even I am impressed by. Who knew I could drink so much? LOL. It helped that we had a lot of opportunities to drink with friends over the last few weeks.

The #WickedBrew is actually not too difficult to complete because both coffee and beer count. And, you only have to get eight stamps. Brian and I completed ours about two weeks after it officially started last month. Although, when we were at Wichita Brewing with our friends, the bartender said that he had some people come in for their final stamp on June 15, the day the tour launched.

Brian and I probably could have done that too, if we really tried, but I’ve been burned by finishing too soon before so I try to finish about a week or two out. One year we finished early and they didn’t have the shirts in yet so we had to wait. The downside of that is we might lose track of our cards (or accidentally wash them – true story, this actually happened to Brian one year – he was almost done and had to start over) in the meantime.

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The Carlos O’Kelly’s ladies summer drink tour runs through Labor Day. They usually have different prizes you win each year but it always consists of hand-blown glassware from Mexico. Last year we got two very nice hand-blown margarita glasses and a bottle of their margarita mix. This year it’s three hand-blown shotglasses a bottle of the margarita mix.

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Last year I completed most of my drink tour with my Zumba besties. This year I convinced some friends that we bonded with in Costa Rica earlier this year to do it with me. Since you only need five punches this year, it didn’t take much to complete the tour. I’ve actually completed it twice already.

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Here’s my two sets of shotglasses. I didn’t need them but I did the tour anyway. I don’t know. I guess it’s just something fun to do.

Speaking of fun, it’s a lot of fun to do the tours with friends. In years past, Brian and I usually do the #WickedBrew tour on our own. This year everyone was into it.

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The night we were all supposed to hang out at Chicken N Pickle with our doggos, a storm came so we had to regroup and switch to Plan B. We didn’t really have a Plan B actually but we needed to be indoors. Brian and I took our girls home and the six of us agreed to meet up at Wichita Brewing for dinner and drinks instead.

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Jay and Becca had been out of town and needed to catch up and get their cards stamped so we ended up doing an impromptu pub crawl. We didn’t really need more stamps because we already got our shirts. In fact, Brian wore his that night.

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Anyway, since I was going to be buying drinks, I figured I might as well get credit for them so I started a new card. However, since it’s only one shirt per person, I decided to use my second tour to get my friend Tom a shirt. (He’s supposed to be working on earning me a free shirt from the Wheel Barrel in Topeka.)

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After WBC the six of us went to Central Standard (also known as CSB). If you see some random faces you don’t recognize in these pics, it’s because we picked up some stragglers along the way. LOL.

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CSB is so fun. They have all sorts of board games and card games you can play. They also have coloring pages.

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Here are a few more fun pics from CSB.

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After CSB we went to Hopping Gnome around the corner.

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The storm had already passed by then and it turned out to be a beautiful evening.

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Next stop: Churn & Burn.

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Churn & Burn was the final stop for me and Brian that night because it was late and I had an early workout the next morning. I’m not sure if the rest of the group continued on to Aero Plains as they had talked about. I think we got Jay and Becca pretty much caught up in one evening.

The summer drink tours are so fun. Brian and I really enjoy it. We enjoy it even more when our friends do it with us. Can’t wait to do this all again. Oh, wait. We will. A bunch of us are doing the Crawl for Cancer next month! Stay tuned!

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