Editors' pick

Samuel Adams Stein Holding Competition

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Editorial Review

A one-liter "mass," or Oktoberfest stein, weighs at least five pounds when it's filled with 33.8 ounces of beer. The object of the contest is to hold it as long as possible with a straight arm. The winner is entered into a drawing for a trip to Munich for next year's Oktoberfest.

Even if you don't win, there are drink specials galore, including $3.50 pints of Sam Adams Oktoberfest and Boston Lager, $3.50 bottles of Black Lager and Sam Light, and $12 pitchers of Samuel Adams beers, which include two Oktoberfest steins to take home.