Most sports events are improved by the addition of alcoholic beverages—and that’s even more applicable when you’re playing them. So the First Annual Cascadia 7v7 Brewer’s Cup is a dead cert for keen amateur soccer players with a thirst, combining as it does a tournament held over two days and Lompoc beer (admittedly the beer is in a tent and not for players during the game, but you can’t have everything). Whether you fancy yourself the next James Rodriquez or you employ Brazilian-style tactics and flop to the ground at any given opportunity, there’s a division for you and your buddies—select from the Men's Open (vying for the Brewer's Cup Trophy), Men's Recreational, Men's Over 35 and Women's Open.

Games are held over the weekend of August 9 and 10th at Buckman Field and registration for teams is open until August 3 (it’s seven-a-side, with a 14 player max roster).

As well as beer, there’s refreshments and food from Local Roasting Coffee, The Little Smokehouse and Organic Island Shave Ice. The Kennedy Cup finals, which features the top four amateur teams in the Pacific NW, is also contested over the weekend. Further information and online registration can be found here. Cascadia 7v7 Brewer’s Cup, August 9-10, Buckman Field, 300 NE 12th