Two Denver companies team up to offer a safe, fun, contactless way to celebrate this year
Denver, CO – Paruzal, the Denver-based, live-hosted, online escape-room company announced today that it has teamed up with one of Denver’s most popular taprooms, River North Brewery, to celebrate International Beer Day on August 7th in a unique fashion: with a virtual game night.
This year, celebrate International Beer Day in a safe, contactless way as Paruzal Games and River North Brewery offer individuals, teams and families the ability to solve live-hosted, interactive puzzles using the Zoom video conferencing tool from the comfort of home with their favorite local brews. Players explore rooms for clues that will ultimately free them from their adventures before the clock runs out. All while communicating in real-time with one another and enjoying specially paired beers.
Since 2012, River North Brewery, a group of small, independent Denver brewers, have been crafting their signature “Adventure Fuel” for Colorado residents. Both of River North’s taprooms are open for onsite consumption at limited capacity with social distancing and mandatory masks required. During this time, founder Matt Hess felt he was missing one critical ingredient: engaging with interesting people.
Enter Paruzal Games, with their menu of challenging, multi-player, virtual, game rooms. Together, the two companies have developed a unique way to bring people together for a night of camaraderie, team challenges, and good beer (or virtual adventure fuel).
“International Beer Day was always meant to be shared with friends,” said James Warner, co-founder of Paruzal Games. “Given the COVID-19 restriction on our social gatherings, we thought this virtual game night would offer a fun, safe way to enjoy a tasty beer and celebrate with friends or family.”
“This year, we’re calling it Virtual Adventure Fuel,” says Matt Hess, the founder of River North Brewery. “We’re really proud of the pairings we’ve developed for these variously-themed rooms. Escape rooms are all about discovery, and this is a great way to discover some new micro-brews.”
Participants can choose from four Paruzal online escape-room adventures and pair them with the locally brewed River North beers of their choice. If there’s any trouble deciding, River North and Paruzal came up with beer pairings for each game:
- Ep. 1: Trapped Under Water & River North’s White Witbier
When you’re exploring the depths of a sunken galleon, it helps to have something light and refreshing on tap. River North’s Belgian Style Witbier, White, is just that with a subtle spicy, citrus aroma and a delicate, dry finish. Plus, it’s won multiple gold medals that will inspire moments of greatness as you and your team race to solve the ship’s riddles and get back to the surface.
- Ep. 2: Get Your Motor Running & River North’s Soiree Raspberry Kettle Sour
You’ll be the mechanic with the magic touch once River North’s Soiree supercharges your senses with its tart, fruity flavors. Get your engine started and captain your boat back to shore before the storm hits, all while indulging in the uniquely engaging smooth, medium bodied sour ale.
- Ep. 3: Sneaking Backstage & River North’s Colorado IPA
A crisp IPA is what you’ll need to stay sharp and focused as you gather the clues that will help you meet Bruce Springsteen, The Boss himself, backstage after his show. This bright Colorado IPA is the perfect selection to enhance your group’s quest for all the Springsteen trivia “Easter eggs” that can be found in this puzzle.
- Ep. 4: Pizza Makes Anything Possible & River North’s PILS
A solid lager always goes great with a fresh cheese pie, so we recommend our River North PILS be the first ingredient on your list as you and your team rush to get your pizza shop open. Bright and golden, our refreshing Rocky Mountain PILS will have your running your pizzeria in record time.
To sign up for the International Beer Day virtual game night go to: paruzal.com to book your spot using promo code ADVENTUREFUEL for 20% off. Then head over to River North Brewery’s online store and enter code: ADVENTUREFUEL for 20% off to-go beers, including bottles and crowlers.
In addition, game participants are urged to use #VirtualAdventureFuel and tag both accounts in their social media posts.
Founded in 2020 by puzzle-lovers James and Elyssa Warner, Paruzal Games brings the fun and multi-player teamwork online through a serious of live-hosted escape room puzzles that can be played with family and friends using the popular Zoom videoconference platform.
About River North Brewery:
As independent Denver brewers established in 2012, River North Brewery crafts #AdventureFuel only available in Colorado, with a full lineup of crushable cans and cellar-worthy bottles. Like the brewery at facebook.com/rivernorthbrewery or follow and tag @rivernorthbrew on Twitter and Instagram
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