8 Shocking World Beer Records (Slideshow)
September 23, 2014
You might not even want to attempt to break these records
8 Shocking World Beer Records
These records are extraordinary and probably make great conversation starters at parties, but it’s up to you whether you want to attempt to break them.
Largest Glass of Beer
You think you’ve had a lot to drink? The largest glass of beer — poured at The Fleece Countryside Inn in Yorkshire, England in honor of the Tour de France — contains 3,664 pints of beer. Chug, chug, chug.
Fastest Time to Open 2,000 Beer Bottles
Crack open a cold one! Krunoslav Budiselic of Croatia opened 2,000 bottles of beer is 28 minutes, 11 seconds.
Most Bottle Caps Removed with Teeth in One Minute
When there’s no bottle opener, teeth will do. Murali K.C. removed 68 beer bottles in one minute using his teeth in Bengaluru, India.
Most Beer Kegs Balanced on a Head
For his next act, he will balance beer kegs on his head. Englishman John Evans balanced 11 empty beer kegs on his head for 10 seconds.
Largest Collection of Beer Bottles
There’s a fine line between collecting and hoarding. At 14 years old, American Ron Werner began collecting beer bottles, adding 1,000 bottles on average every year to his collection. He reached 25,966 bottles in 2012. At this point, is it collecting or just hoarding?
Largest Beer Consumption Per Capita
Germany doesn’t hold the title of “The Number One Beer Drinking Nation” after all; the Czech Republic does, consuming about 42.4 gallons per person per year as of 2005.
Largest Tankard of Beer
Measuring 19 feet, 3 inches tall; 6 feet, 7 inches in diameter; and holding 12,910 liters (about 3,400 gallons) of beer, this tankard, created by the Meraner Altstadtvereinigung, an association of merchants in Italy, is the largest in the world.
Strongest Beer Ever Sold
Just one sip of this beer would probably make you tipsy. The strongest beer ever sold, named “The End of History” — brewed by BrewDog in Fraserburgh, Scotland and last sold in July 2010 — was 55 percent alcohol (110 proof) and sold for £500 ($806) per bottle.