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Samuel Adams' Raise the Stein Competition

  • The Dugout Sports Grill 109 W Cochran St Simi Valley, CA, 93065 United States (map)

Think you can hoist a stein longer than anyone else?

Samuel Adams' annual Raise the Stein event returns to the Dugout this Thursday!

Samuel Adams is searching high and low for two national stein hoisting champions to send to the Oktoberfest celebration in Munich, and this Thursday October 9, they'll be looking for those champions at the Dugout.  

What is stein hoisting?  It's a traditional German competition, usually found at Oktoberfest celebrations, where men and women alike hoist their steins (arm straight out, no leaning back!) to prove who has the best skills at holding out a full liter of beer in a glass stein.

The men and women of Simi Valley have their work cut out for them.  The current men's national champion, Walt C., hails from Raleigh, NC and lasted over 20 minutes (20:08 to be exact).  Cynthia T. from Las Vegas, NV is your current women's champ, with an impressive time of 7:35.

Think you got what it takes to beat them?  If you do, you could be hoisting a stein in Germany next year.  The top stein hoisting man and woman in the country each win a trip for 2 to the 2015 Oktoberfest celebration in Munich.  

In addition to the top prize, stein hoisting competitors at the Dugout this Thursday can win prizes and free beer.

You can learn more about Samuel Adams' annual Raise the Stein event here.