There’s something exhilarating about holding an axe. The very particular weight, the smooth hickory, the oils left by countless hands. It’s part of who we are as a species, one of our most time-honored tools. Just think: the oldest known axe on record is from 49,000 years ago. That’s a lot of history.
The Backyard Axe-Throwing League, or BATL, started at little more recently, in 2006. Ten years later, they have axe-throwing halls in six cities across Canada. They’ve centered their business on enriching community and creating good, clean, old-fashioned good times. They embody all that mythic talk we spouted above. And now, they want to expand their community by adding a liquor license to the mix at all of their locations.
Which…well…Let’s have a look at what goes on at BATL.