Your chance to medal in Olympic drinking

As we enjoy watching our U.S. athletes complete in London, we shouldn’t forget about other sports that requires strength and endurance — namely beer and wine drinking.

A couple of local alcohol purveyors are getting into the Olympic spirit by putting on drinking Olympics.

One is Granite City Food & Brewery, which has restaurants at 2244 N. Webb Road and 2661 N. Maize Road in Wichita. From 9 to 11 p.m. tonight through Thursday and Monday through Aug. 9, the restaurant/bar is staging games that could win patrons prizes.  

In “Sharp Shooter,” for example, game players use their hands to shoot a rubber band at a target. “Growler Curls” are pretty self explanatory.

Daily winners, which are named at 11 p.m. nightly, win $25 gift cards. All the daily winners are entered into a drawing for a $300 gift card grand prize at the end of the promotion.

You can find complete rules on Granite City’s website. 

Beyond Napa at 338 N. Mead is putting on the 1st Annual Wine Olympics. Each day through Saturday, the wine store will select two wines from different countries and offer samples in the store. Patrons will taste, compare and then vote for their favorite. The winner is announced the next day on the Beyond Napa Facebook page. 

Store hours are noon to 8 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

For more information, call 316-260-9920