Top 5 Coolest Beer World Records

Sunday, January 8, 2012

5. World Record for Beer Chugging – 1.3 secs

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Steven Petrosino is the Beer Chugging World Champion. On June 22, 1977, he drank 1 liter of beer in 1.3 seconds at the Gingerbreadman in Carlise, PA, a 56% improvement over the previous world record set several years earlier by Peter Dowdeswell of England (2.3 seconds for 1 liter).

4. World Record for Beer Glasses Carrying – 20 glasses

An Australian beat the Germans at their own boozy game, smashing the world record for carrying stein glasses full of beer. Bavarian-born restaurant manager Reinhard Wurtz, an Australian citizen, broke the record for carrying one-litre steins of beer, when he carried 20 for 40 metres last. With each beer-filled stein weighing at least 2.5 kilograms, Mr Wurtz carried 50 kilograms of beer and glass in the record-breaking effort. The previous record of 16 steins was held by German barmaid Anita Schwartz.
3. World’s Bitterest Beer

Peter Fowler, 58, who has been brewing since 1975 and runs Pitstop Brewery created the eight per cent beer The Hop, rated for its bitterness at 323 International Bittering Units – setting the new world record for the Bitterest beer. The previous Guinness world record for the Bitterest beer was about 200, for an American beer Devil Dance Triple IPA. Two independent laboratories in Sunderland and Kalamazoo, Michigan, have confirmed The Hop is more bitter than any other beer on sale that has been tested. To claim the world record, Mr. Fowler used powerful hop varieties of Simcoe, Centennial and Chinnok, and added hop extract Isolone to preserve the extreme bitterness. American laboratory Kalsec Inc rated its bitterness at 323 International Bittering Units (IBUs); the highest previously recorded is around 200, for an American beer Devil Dance Triple IPA.
2. World’s Strongest Beer – 55% alcohol

BrewDog have done it again. Not content with winning back the “strongest beer in the world” title with its Sink the Bismarck!, they’ve upped their game with a new brew that is 55 percent alcohol by volume and carries a $765 price tag. It’s called The End of History. Oh, and did we mention that the bottles come in stuffed animals-like stuffed animals that were once alive? The 12 bottles have been made featuring seven dead stoats (a kind of weasel), four squirrels and one rabbit. For those interested in the actual beer, it’s a blond Belgian ale with touches of nettles and juniper berries — and in order to achieve the brain-blasting alcohol content, it had to be created using extreme freezing techniques.
1. World’s Biggest House made of Beer Mats – 300,000 beer coasters

Probably inspired by the candy-house from Hansel and Gretel, 21-year-old Sven Goebel decided to build a house out of beer coasters. This five room flat that Goebel built was furnished with a fireplace, arm chairs and a table using around 300,000 beer coasters. But to claim the record title, he had to prove no adhesives had been used to hold his structure together. So the creator sealed his Guinness World Record, by pulling it down.


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