Once you sign a waiver and crack open a cold one (it’s a BYOB), a knowledgeable coach, I mean axepert, will go over the rules and provide you with guidance on the best way to heave an axe. Getting a bullseye (which I found near impossible), or even getting the axe to stick in the wood is more dependent on rotation than force. You can earn between one to three points each time you throw. On the final throw each round you can earn seven points if you hit a green dot known as the clutch.
Our group of 14 had four throwing lanes and two wonderful coaches. I was not a natural at this sport, and despite all the encouragement and pointers, I came in last. After 45 throws which were split between three rounds, I ended up with 11 points. To put that into perspective, the other scores in the group ranged from 33 to 129 points.
I recommend getting the soft pretzel which is verified to be vegan as it does not contain dairy or eggs. Sadly, the beer I drank, Schofferhofer Grapefruit, according to BeerTutor, is not vegan as it contains carmine made from crushed cochineal beetles. Since that's disgusting, I need to find another beer next time I go there. To find out if your booze is vegan check out the website Barnivore.