The anniversary event, a year in the making had finally arrived. As I stated in August's write up, I can't believe we made it this far. I can barely hold a fantasy football league together from year to year, let alone a monthly beer club.
Don't get me wrong, people love to drink beer. They just don't always like to have it structured and that's one thing this beer club's control freak leader requires, structure. I've had lots of ideas that I've had to politely (and sometimes not so politely) turn down because they don't fit my vision of the club. Yeah, I really do take it that seriously but it has worked so I'm not fixing what's not broke.
It was only fitting that we had record attendance to celebrate our anniversary. Initially we tied it with ten of us but Paul U decided he couldn't miss it so he showed up late to give us eleven people.
- • Samuel Adams Octoberfest (5.3% ABV, ~ $.122/oz)
- • Schell's Oktoberfest (5.5% ABV,~ $.11/oz)
- • Victory Festbier (5.6% ABV, ~ $.138/oz)
- • Spezial Rauchbier Märzen (5.3 % ABV, ~ $.296/oz)
- • Great Lakes Oktoberfest (6.5% ABV, ~ $.138/oz)
- • Coney Island Freaktoberfest (6.66% ABV, ~ $.27/oz)
- • Two Brothers Atom Smasher (7.7% ~ $.327/oz)
- • Odell Woodcut Number 4 (11%, $25/bottle, ~ $.98/oz)
The finale of the lineup was far and way the most expensive bottle we've ever cracked for Beer Club but considering how cheap most Oktoberfests are and that this was a special occasion, it was definitely in order.
It was another great month for me because none of the of the beers seemed to be an overwhelming favorite and most seemed to have different fans. I like to see that because it means that Beer Club is accomplishing its goals of exposing several different people to several different beers to find out what suits each person.
The Odell of course, blew everybody way. Thankfully it did because I'd have been pissed about dropping $25 on a bottle that nobody liked!