by James Reagan
For many people, the best way to finish off a day of hard work is getting a cold beer with friends. While there’s definitely something to be said for favorite drinks, there are always going to be those adventurous beer drinkers who are up for trying any and all beers under the sun.
On Martha’s Vineyard, the adventurous beer drinkers need not look far. The action kicks off with a special tasting available only Monday evening and then continues throughout the week where the weekly beers can be bought in the Dive Bar. To participate in the Beer Club, anyone can just pick up a beer club card at the Dive Bar. There’s usually over 100 different beers offered on any given night, which gives people good chances to expand their beer count.
“The way I see it, this is a fun little competition that friends can have with each other,” says Dive Bar manager and Beer Club coordinator Lizzie Andrews. To erase the possible dangers of having too much to drink in one night, the beers are served in sample size shot glasses. Patrons can always buy a full drink though, if they really like the sample. The racing aspect of Beer Club is played up by a leaderboard that is maintained by the Dive Bar staff.
With this summer’s edition having just begun, Andrews encourages that, “there’s still time to get in the competition and win some prizes!” “We are the only true beer bar on the island with the biggest selection and the most reasonable prices,” Andrews says. With hundreds of beers ready for tasting, be sure to check out Beer Club and get your name on the leaderboard!