The Thorn Tribe Challenge


Jump into the ocean wearing a onesie and TSB gear. Eat 3 jalapenos and chase it with a pint of Chilecabra. Do a beer shot with someone over 80 in the tasting room. If you have been hanging around the brewery or checking out our social media over the last couple of weeks, you have probably noticed a few odd things going down, here at Thorn Street Brewery. First of all, no, we are not torturing our employees. Everyone taking part in the Thorn Tribe Challenge is doing so of their own free will…sort of. That’s right, we thought we could kick off the summer with a staff challenge that would be as fun as it was crazy.

We came up with more than 80 individual and team challenges for our teams of 6 to compete in. Each challenge is given a set number of points from 5, for the easier challenges, to 50, for the toughest ones. People can get points for their teams through both types of challenges but each task can only be completed once by each person.

The competition is fierce and the teams are already out in full force trying to rack up the points. Take a look at some of the challenges that have already been completed by our brave Thorn employees…

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Get TSB in a classified ad/most tap handles/stick a stickers somewhere awesome (brewer’s butt?)

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Get a pic of someone in uniform in TSB hat

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Do a beer shot with someone who is over 80 years old in the tasting room

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Down a growler

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Read a book under a tree in TSB gear

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Find someone named Nelson to drink a Got Nelson? IPA

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Go to a TSB event out and about in San Diego

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Get an “I Voted” sticker on your TSB hat

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Beer at the Zoo


Find someone you don’t know rocking Thorn gear

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Thorn in a personal ad

We even have a few videos for your viewing pleasure. First one is eat three jalapenos and chase it with a Chilecabra Pale Ale…

And a video of a priest saying “Jesus loves Thorn Street?” Yeah, we have that too…

So keep an eye out for more crazy tasks to be completed before the challenge ends in the beginning of July. See what tasks you can do and post them to our page and tag #thorntribechallenge to get in on the fun. And yes, there might just be another Thorn Tribe Challenge in the near future that will be open to everyone…including you!

Here’s a list of the tasks…


1) If you do not capture (picture or video) your challenge and post on Instagram using #ThornTribeChallenge. You did not complete the challenge.

2) TEAM Challenges must be completed by ENTIRE team. You are allowed to substitute ONE missing member with TWO non-members rocking TSB gear.

3) You must tag your entire team in group challenges.

4) All pictures/videos need to be original for this contest. No re-posting/using old pictures.

5) All points are per person unless expressed as a TEAM challenge

6) You can only do a challenge once.

5 Point Challenges

~ Down a Growler (contents of your choosing)

~ Slap a Thorn Sticker in someplace Awesome!

~ Plant a tree in TSB gear

~ Read a book, under a tree, in a park… in TSB Gear

~ ‘I Voted’ Sticker on your TSB hat

~ Go to a concert, preferably local musician like Robbie or Doug, head to toe TSB schwag

~ Get a picture with someone in ‘Uniform’ (trade hats for extra 5 points)

~ Post a photo of a friend over seas repping Thorn gear

~ Attend Padres Game in gear

~ Find someone random (you do not know) rocking Thorn gear, take a picture pointing at each others shirts

~ Do a keg stand on one of the new kegs. preferably tap’d and drinking

~ Neighborhood/park cleanup

~ Slap a Thorn sticker on a basketball backboard

~ Put a Thorn sticker on your car

~ Tightrope walk with a growler

~ GOT NELSON – find someone named Nelson (must show ID in pic) and have him drink ‘Got Nelson’


10 Point Challenges

~ Jump into the ocean wearing a onesie & a Thorn hat

~ Get your whole TEAM on one bike and ride it for 10 feet

~ Take your TEAM for a game of disc golf

~ Get a caricature drawing of your head on a raccoon’s body

~ Get thorn street mentioned in an article

~ Get a hug from someone with a Face Tattoo

~ Get Thorn Street in a classified or personal ad

~ Get Thorn Street on a podcast or radio station

~ Make a short song about Ralph the Raccoon and sing it

~ Eat 3 jalapeños and chase it down with a pint of Chilecabra

~ Do a beer shot with someone over 80 years old in tasting room

~ Get a priest or nun to take a swig from a growler and say “Thorn St Rules”

~ Get a priest or nun to say “Jesus loves Thorn St”

~ Get a mariachi band to sing a song about TSB

~ Get a picture of a band member rocking TSB schwag at a show/concert

~ Throw a beach party with TSB banner, ez-up, available schwag

~ Picture of your TEAM riding bikes/boards down the boardwalk at beach

~ Create a recipe using a TSB beer and post recipe and final outcome

~ Throw a kegger at your house with Thorn beer

~ Have dinner with your parents with a TSB growler on the table

~ Get a growler into a movie theater or Drive-in

~ Get top 3 score at any game at Coin-Op and enter initials TSB

~ Run the beer mile. Finish Growler. One pint per lap

~ Stripper pole dance…Thorn street stickers nipple pasties

~ SUP (stand up paddle board) TEA PARTY w/ growler

~ Mt. Woodson TEA PARTY w/growler

~ Potato Chip Rock TEA PARTY


~ Attend any of these outside events (bonus 5 points if your entire team is there)

Riviera Supper Club June 19

Prep Kitchen June 22

KNB Del Cerro June 30, 6pm


15 Point Challenges

~ North Park to Beach TEAM bike ride

~ Hose a Brewer

~ Surf a wave with a Growler

~ Get a pic at the bottom of the ocean with a growler

~ Team pic on Public Transportation

~ Volunteer at Homeless Shelter or Soup Kitchen rocking schwag

~ Donate Blood in gear

~ TEAM dog walking

~ Dress up in Halloween costumes and do Karaoke @ lamplighter (Bonus 15 entire TEAM)


20 Point Challenges

~ TEAM pub crawl, minimum 3 accounts 1 beer per, One team member blindfolded the whole time

~ TEAM pub crawl, min 3 accounts 1 beer per, trade clothes girls-guys OR biggest-smallest

~ Paint your face like a Raccoon and go into a bank to get change for $100. Bonus 5 points if you hand the teller a note “have a nice day” when you first walk up.

~ TEAM most accounts visited in one day

~ TEAM Karaoke @ Lamplighter

~ TEAM chicken wing roulette* Home & Away basket of wings, one insanely hot wing, people take one wing at a time until someone gets the hot one. Nobody leaves table for 1 minute.


25 Point Challenges

~ Growler to top of Mt. Whitney

~ Ride a Penny Farthing in a Raccoon Costume (costume provided)

~ Dress as a flight crew on USS Midway w/ TSB sticker on helmet *action shot

~ TEAM golf outing

~ TEAM – 4 growlers of Relay – 4 people – 4 laps of anything

~ SMUGGLERS COVE – dressed as a ‘smuggler’. Smuggle a growler into PETCO PARK,


~TEAM – dressed in tattered clothes you must float in a raft that is too small w/ growler #castaway

50 Point Challenges

~ Get TSB tattoo (Ralph or Logo counts)

~ ANY POST during challenge with the most combined FB & INSTAGRAM ‘likes’

~ TEAM – “Abbey Roof” – Do a Brewery Tour dressed like monks, sandals mandatory, haircut bonus – 10 points


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