Australian claims record for hauling beer steins

November 16th, 2007 | Posted by Real Beer

An Australian born in Germany has set a world record for carrying beer steins, hauling 20 of them 40 meters.

Reinhard Wurtz, a burly and well known restaurant manager in Sydney, broke the mark of 16 set by Munich barmaid Anita Schwartz. He set the record at the Lowenbrau Keller, the German-style beer hall he manages. He started with 21 steins, each holding one liter and weighing 2.3 kilograms (or pounds) but dropped one weaving through an obstacle course of tables and chairs.

“I don’t think the people of Germany will be offended that the record has gone to Australia,” Wurtz said. “I’m happy for them to try and claim it back.”

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One Response to “Australian claims record for hauling beer steins”

  1. Jim Says:

    Whoever wrote this needs to brush up on their weights and measures. A kilogram is not the same as a pound. 1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds and 1 litre of water (and pretty much of beer too) weighs 1 kilo or 2.2 pounds. Had they weighed 2.3 kilos each I very much doubt that even a burly Australian would have been able to carry them!