My wife and her girlfriend recently talked me into watching a 2011 movie called The Big Year which stars Owen Wilson, Jack Black, and Steve Martin along with many other famous actors you would recognize. This was not a beer movie.
Instead, it was a comedy about competitive birdwatching where a young, cocky, previous winner played by Owen Wilson attempts "The Big Year" to see how many different species of bird he can spot in a single year. Competitors travel all over the world to "put up numbers" and Steve and Jack are hot on his trail trying to beat the previous record of 732. The combination of humor and incredible locations where this movie was filmed make it surprisingly good. Okay, there I admitted it!
What then, does this have to do with beer? Well, I couldn't help but imagine a similar competition where the "birders" were replaced with "beerers" and instead of spotting rare birds, competitors would travel around the world putting up beer numbers. Just like the movie, you would need to plan the finances carefully to even attempt such a trip. How many different beers are there? What kind of number could you put up?
I'd love to find out.