The tagline of the popular game Cards Against Humanity is: “A party game for horrible people.” On Nov. 18 Lavery Brewing Company and the Erie Reader are teaming up to put on “an event for horrible people, but for a good cause.”
Pat Miller, the pub manager at Lavery’s, gave me that reworked tagline as insight into the event, for which he will be emcee. The quick and dirty is that it will be a sort of game show where ten teams of up to four players will compete in a large bout of Cards Against Humanity – with celebrity judges from both Lavery’s and the Reader. Teams all register for $20 with proceeds going to benefit local families in need this holiday season through Second Harvest Food Bank.
When I asked Pat about the initial response to the “event for horrible people, but for a good cause,” he said the teams are filling up quickly and that he expects to pack the pub for this special occasion. Which is no surprise, since this particular pub doesn’t have bright, glowing rectangles hanging on the walls, ruining the ambiance. Rather, it has become the spot to enjoy a locally-brewed pint while playing tabletop games with your friends. Pat mentioned that both proprietors and patrons of Lavery’s alike love Cards Against Humanity, which is confirmed by the fact that there are several decks always present that people play on regular occasion.
Who are the celebrity judges you might be wondering? Representing Lavery will be Owners and Founders Jason and Nikki Lavery, and repping the Reader will be our very own Editors-in-chief Adam Welsh and Brian Graham. So mark your calendars, and get ready to enjoy an evening of great brews, fine foods, and a lively party game for horrible people doing something for a good cause.