Sunday, October 07, 2007

In honor of me? Aw, shucks.

I gotta give a shout out to the wonderful folks at Sam Adams Brewery. I mean, how often does a big corporation take time to recognize one individual customer? It simply does not happen.

And yet, they did it. They created a brew just for me.


It surprised me that they did it. Yes, I only drink Sam Adams. But no, I don't drink a lot. So the CEO isn't buying a new yacht based on what I spend.

And yet, they must have done this in my honor. They named it after this month. And my birthday is later this month. Coincidence? I think not. I'm taking full credit for the existence of this tasty seasonal beverage.

Oh I'm sure some of you will say...nay, nay Em...it is in honor of the Oktoberfest festival in Munich. Sure, Oktoberfest is the world's largest fair, drawing more than six million people every year. And yes, they serve a special beer at the festival which is brewed only by select Munich brewers specifically for the festival and served in their giant beer tents. And yes, the entire festival kicks off when the Mayor of Munich taps the first keg. But that is way over there in Germany. With their special beer. In the tents.

This is here...with a different special beer...in my house. In the month of my birthday.

Synchronicity.

18 comments:

Ropinator said...

We have September Fest

Kati said...

LOL Well of course you're right, Em! Man..... It's been years since I've been to a good Octoberfest celebration. (I actually did some dancing with a traditional german dance troupe as a kid. Kinda miss it.)

So, you gonna share how old YOU'RE going to be???? *grin* Come on now, you've told us how old your kids are. Let us in on how young YOU are! *wink*

Em said...

Kati, no problem, I'll gladly reveal my age. I'm 50 now...will turn 51 (obviously) near the end of the month.

seventh sister said...

Aren't we both special? Silverado Vinyards in the Napa Valley has named their 2005 chardonnay after me. It's pretty good stuff, too.

Chelle said...

Well, of COURSE they made it just for you!! Sheesh! hehe So are you gonna tell us which day is he big day, or are you gonna stay vague? :) n any case, I am sure you will have a great day.....after all, you DO have a beer that was brewed just for you!!! ;)

Jill said...

I had no idea you were such a VIP. That's fabulous! :)

radioactive girl said...

That is great! I wish someone would do that for my birthday!

Jocelyn said...

And then they'll make a winter brew for you, I'm sure--because, um, you celebrate the holidays and, er, you are alive in winter?

Maureen said...

It's the month of MY birthday too! Enjoy YOUR beer.

Darren said...

I'll go with that. Can you talk to the good folks at Sam Adams and ask when I can expect a Mayfest brew?

Dorky Dad said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I see you're one of the "conceived-in-winter" babies. And I think you're right. It's no mere coincidence that Sam Adams would come up with that beer. So drink up.

I remember the days when the Soviet Union would celebrate my birthday by parading their nuclear weaponry around the Kremlin (My b-day is May 1.)

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Wow, looks like your fame has spread, eh? How cool is that? I hope you remembered to send a thank you note, 'tis only polite you know.. I'm sure you are going to or have had, a brilliant birthday.. smile.

Winston said...

Oh, man, that is sweet! Now I can tell everybody I see today that one of my blog buds is a real celebrity. Of course, they named a half of a town and a cigarette after me...

A wildlife gardener said...

Must be exciting to see your name in print...fame at last :)

Above Average Joe said...

If they created this just for you, that must make you like a king or something.

And seeing I think it is the single best tasting beer in existance, I will be forever loyal to your monarchy.

Cheers!!!

Jenster said...

I would never think of this particular Samuel Adams as being in honor of some festival where the men wear lederhosen and everyone dances the polka. Really. Who would do that??

So yea for you!!

amusing said...

Well, obviously it's in honor of your birthday -- just look at the spelling: not "Oktoberfest" but "Octoberfest" -- just like the month, not the festival.

Free beer for all! A toast, a toast!

me and the other me said...

hi em,
no, i'm not dead- just ridiculously tired of writing. BUT i could not pass by without wishing a very happy 51st birthday. sam addams picked the right guy to honor. have one for me. only 22 years befure i can crack one open again (and a carton of cigs, and maybe a pint or two of bourbon, as well.
lisa