The worlds of beer and disc golf sometimes overlap, and when they do, it’s usually a good time to be had by all. It’s no secret that several of our staff are avid disc golfers. They’ve been known to travel near and far to check out a course. It was one of those opportunities that lead two of our own, Michael Lalli and BJ Howell, to travel up to the 2016 PDGA World Championships held in Emporia, KS. They received an invite from our own local disc golfer, Matt House, who was competing in the tournament. He’s the mastermind behind the Buffalo Run Disc Golf Course. That’s how one of the more exciting days we’ve had in a while around here came into being.
The guys met two former world champs that day, Nate Doss and Avery Jenkins, and shared ideas about both disc golf and beer over a few Prairie Aces. Nate is an avid craft beer fan and is working on opening his own brewery, Bevel Craft Brewing, in Bend, OR. Avery lives in Oklahoma and is a fan of Prairie. That’s how we ended up with two former world disc golfing champs, and their friend Victor Skywalker, visiting our brewery on October 13th. They took a brief stop in Krebs on their way through Oklahoma to see how our operation ran and meet the crew.
The day was a good time had by all. Beers were being sampled and discs were getting signed. It was a good visit for us all, we got to meet a couple of guys we’ve been following for a while and they got to see how it all comes together on our end. We want to thank them for stopping by and spending a little time with us, and a big ‘Congratulations!’ to Avery from all of us!