Beer pong, also known as Beirut, is a form of drinking game that involves athleticism, strategy and experience. Born from the traditional, paddled beer pong that incorporated ping pong paddles, beirut is a paddle-less version of this old and tested form of a drinking game.

There are many different ways to play beer pong, or beirut, but the most widespread version is the 10-cup triangle. Just like in bowling, form the 10 cups into a triangle and fill each cup either 1/4 or 1/3 of the way full with beer (or whatever you prefer). The game is split into teams of 2 who are trying to eliminate the opponents beers by shooting a ping pong ball into their cups. This is where a water cup comes in handy as not every shot will make it, you will need something to rinse off the balls with.

There are many different rules for beirut that are dependant upon region and groups. The one rule that is transcendent among the beer pong community is to finish your beer before you shoot. The only way to make this game fair, is if everyone is drinking. So keep your cups up and your beers down, this is going to be a fun ride.