I know jack squat about poetry, to the point that I answer every poetry question on Jeopardy with “Robert Frost.” (I usually hit it 20% of the time.) But that’s cool, I realize that some people don’t really know much about beer. It’s just different strokes for different folks. Well, Poetry Scores will hold its 2008 Experiential Auction from 5-8 PM on Sunday, Sept. 21 at Atomic Cowboy. All of the proceeds of this auction will go to benefit Poetry Scores, which apparently is “a St. Louis-based arts organization that translates poetry into other media.” I don’t know exactly what that means, but refer to the first line of this post again to see why.

While I may not know much about poetry, I do know cool beer stuff when I see it and Poetry Scores is auctioning off some really cool beer stuff:

  • Award-winning homebrewer Anthony Brescia brews you a case of beer to your specification, with customized labels of your design.
  • Attorney and entrepreneur Tom Schlafly has a beer with you at a Schlafly brewpub, answers all your questions and donates a signed copy of his book, A New Religion in Mecca: Memoir of a Renegade Brewer in St. Louis.
  • Schlafly Tap Room chief brewer Stephen Hale takes your small group on a tour of a Schlafly brewing works, followed by a private tasting and discussion.
  • Public house owner and gadabout Steve Fitzpatrick Smith of The Royale takes you on an escorted afternoon bar tour in the city.

Admission to the event is $10, which apparently will be discounted from your first winning bid. If anyone ends up going and winning something, make sure to give us all a firsthand report of how it was.