If amazing your close friends and relatives with your beer related talents and obsessions has lost some of its thrill maybe it is time to try your hand at breaking, or creating, a beer inspired world record.
According to the Guinness World Records:
Strongest Beer Commercially Available
The strongest commercially available beer is Schorschbock 43 which is brewed by Schorschbräu, in Oberasbach, Germany, and has an alcohol volume of 43% as tested by Brau-Labor & Beratung laboratory services on 22 April 2010.
Fastest Beer Bottle Opening
On April 2, 1999, a team of three members, led by Alois Unertl of the Unertl Brewery, Munich, Germany, succeeded in opening 300 bottles of beer in 1 minute 47 seconds on the set of Guinness Die Show der Rekorde. Each member opened 100 bottles, relay style, using a specially designed bottle opener.
Most Pint Glasses Balanced on Head
On 7 September 2002, John Evans balanced 235 pint glasses of beer on his head for 13 seconds at the Guinness festival in Dassau, Germany.
Most Glasses of Beer Pulled in One Hour
The most glasses of beer pulled in one hour is 1,437 by Achim Gratias (Germany) in Hürtgenwald, Germany on 27 June 2006.
Drinking the Most Beer in 5 Minutes
Eric Lean of Crowley, United Kingdom hold the Guinness World Record for drinking 7.75 imperial pints of beer in 5 minutes. The record was set in January, 2003.
Most Beer Kegs Balanced on Head
John Evans (UK) balanced 11 empty beer kegs on his head for the required ten seconds on the set of Guinness World Records: Primetime on 17 June 1998 in Los Aangeles, California, USA.
Longest Working Bartender
Angelo Cammarata of West View, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA began working as a bartender on April 7, 1933 when beer was ten cents per glass. In 2003, he was granted a certificate by Guinness World Records for 71 years of tending bar.
Most Varieties of Beer Commercially Available
The most varieties of beer commercially available was 2,004 at Delíríum Café, Brussels, Belgium when counted on 9 January 2004.
Tallest Tabletop Beer Dispenser/Tower
The tallest tabletop beer dispenser/tower measures 3 m (9 ft 11 in) in height. The tower was made by the Swiss brewery Valaisanne, which is owned by Feldschlösschen Beverages Ltd. and displayed in Sion, Switzerland, on 6 May 2006.
Most Glasses Balanced on the Chin
Ashrita Furman balanced 81 pint (20 oz) beer glasses on his chin for 12.10 sec in his backyard in Jamaica, New York, USA, on 12 August 2007.
Most Beer Bottle Caps Removed with Teeth – 1 min
The most beer bottle caps removed with the teeth in one minute is 63 and was achieved by Girish Kumar (India) on the set of Lo Show Dei Record, in Milan, Italy, on 1 April 2011.
Largest Tankard of Beer
The largest beer tankard measures 5.87 m (19 ft 3 in) tall, has a diameter of 2.03 m (6 ft 7 in) and can hold 12,910 litres (2839.8 gal) of beer. It was created by the Meraner Altstadtvereinigung (Italy) and was presented and measured in Meran, Italy, on 7 August 2010.
Most Beer Bottles Opened with a Helicopter in 3 minutes
The most beer bottles opened with a helicopter in three minutes is four and was achieved by Jan Veen (Germany) on the set of “Wetten Dass???” in Dortmund, Germany on 26 January 2008.
Largest Collection of Beer Cans
Jeff Lebo’s House of Beer Cans. The collection now contains over 80 000 different beer cans from around the world.
Largest Collection of Beer Bottles
Carlsberg’s Bottle Collection contains 21 239 beer bottles from around the world.
Largest Collection of Bottle-caps
There are 380 000 bottle-caps in this photo and they weigh in at 850 kg.
*Records courtesy of http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com; http://cansmartbeercans.com/index.html (beer can photo); http://www.visitcarlsberg.dk/experiences/thebottlecollection/Pages/default.aspx; http://www.odditycentral.com/pics/largest-bottle-cap-collection-in-the-world.html; http://www.schiesshouse.com/world_beer_records.htm; http://www.flickr.com/photos/lukew/129333788 (beer stein photo)