Beer brawn could equal Octoberfest - Metro US

Beer brawn could equal Octoberfest

It’s almost fall, which means Octoberfest is just around the corner, and if you want a free trip to Germany you better start working on those biceps.

During the entire month of September and through Oct. 15, bars throughout Boston and across the nation, will have people hoisting huge, liter-sized stein glasses for a chance to become a mug holding champion.

“We have a group of people on stage or at the front of the room with a liter stein filled with beer,” said Katie Piepiora, public relations supervisor for Samuel Adams. “Judges monitor to make sure they have their arm out completely straight and not spilling beer. As soon as they bend their arms or spill they kicked out of the lineup.”

The winners will be whittled down nationwide for a final competition and a chance to take home the Octoberfest glory, as well as a trip to Germany to experience the real deal — days long drinking festivities where some of the world’s best beers are brewed.

Hosted by Sam Adams, a list of the longest beer-glass holding drinkers will be compiled and put on the Boston brewery’s website.

The best part of the competition?

Even if you lose the hoist, you get to guzzle the beer.

Winners will be announced in October, said Piepiora.

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