Compared to the fine points of the fine points of beer nerdism, nothing thrills me as much as learning about another sorta dumb beer related game like this one:
What the heck is Masskrugstemmen? It's the sport that compels grown men to stand in one spot, holding a five-pound stein of beer extended from their bodies, their beer arms parallel to the floor for as long as they can without bending their elbows, losing their parallel positions or spilling any of the beer.
Feats of strength! Not many of the English pubby games are fears of strength so much as they are games based on throwing a stick at other sticks to knock down all the other sticks so that you and your fellow pub drinkers can shout "HE KNOCKED DOWN ALL THE STICKS!!!" Empires are built on such forms of joy.
Apparently there are play-offs across America leading to the chance to hit the US national championships. But what do those watching shout at the winner? "Nice job staying still, Rudie"? I think I still prefer my beer games to involve chucking something at something. More dynamic. More stickwork.