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Disclaimer: Beirut (beer pong) can be played with alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, or no beverage at all. If you choose to play beirut (beer pong) with alcoholic beverages, you should be of legal drinking age and drink responsibly.


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About the Game of Beirut (Beer Pong)

QWhy is the game called beirut?
ANo one really knows, but the likely reasoning is related to the violence in Beirut, Lebanon during the eighties.
 
QHow do you pronounce beirut?
ABeirut is pronounced (bay-root) like the capital of Lebanon.
 
QWhen and where was the game of beirut (beer pong) first played?
ADue to the fact that beirut (beer pong) is a game that leads to impaired memory, the origins of the game have been lost. Through conversations with alumni from various universities over the course of ten years of play, I have come to the opinion that beirut (beer pong) without paddles was first played at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania in the early-eighties. From there it was brought to Fairfield University in Connecticut. By the early- to mid-nineties, the game had spread to much of the northeast. By the end of the nineties, beirut (beer pong) was being played across the country and internationally.
 
QWhy is the abbreviation of beirut spelled "RUIT"?
AWhile grammatically "RUT" would be proper, it would not be clear how to pronounce the abbreviation out of context. By placing the "I" after the "U", the pronunciation is more apparent.
 
QAren't beirut and beer pong different games?
AMy opinion is that beirut is a variation of beer pong, and therefore both names are correct. Read more in this article Beirut vs. Beer Pong.
 
QIsn't beirut played with bottle caps while beer pong is played with table tennis balls?
ABeirut played with bottle caps is a fairly recent evolution of the game. This variation is becoming popular for outdoors play to deal with windy conditions, like at a beach. My opinion is that you can play with bottle caps and still call it beirut, but more properly you should refer to the game as beirut (caps).
 
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Disclaimer: Beirut (beer pong) can be played with alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages, or no beverage at all. If you choose to play beirut (beer pong) with alcoholic beverages, you should be of legal drinking age and drink responsibly.