Flannels, football, and Florida State: three classic reflections
of fall that never seem to lose their tradition. For whatever
reason, us Tallahassee folks just can't get enough of those
beer-filled Saturdays when the smell of juicy tailgate recipes
grilling in our backyards and the sounds of passionate football
fans fanatically crying out the war chant permeate the city.
Recently, however, one keen individual noticed that something
significant was missing from our autumn daydreams... But what
could it be?? A little competition, of course.
Every year, beer enthusiasts nationwide test their strength and
stamina by taking part in what has become an annual fall
tradition… Stein Hoisting Competitions! In order to pay respects
to the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of
Bavaria (the birthplace of the 200-year-old Oktoberfest),
competitors earn the opportunity to feel the eternal burn in the
ultimate test of arm and shoulder strength. This competition
requires hoisting a one-liter glass stein filled to the brim with
the nectar of the gods (beer, of course). But here's the catch:
hoisters must hold the stein with a straight arm for as long as
possible, and one sip, spill, or bend of the arm means you're
out! An odd contest for sure, but one perfect for welcoming the
unofficial beginning of fall.
So, are you stein studs ready to hoist? Time to break out your
favorite pair of Lederhosen, step up to the plate, and feel the
burn, because what better way to get in the spirit of the season
than by joining us on Saturday, September 19th, to compete in our
2nd annual Stein Hoisting Social. Cost is free and we will do
this right before buses take off for Brewfest.
First place male and female win a $50 Madison Social giftcard.
Want in? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.