There are a lot of ridiculous records in the Guinness Book of World Records, some awesome and some not-so-much. On Sunday, April 28th of 2013, one of the awesome records fell to the hands of a local Pittsburgh bar. Hough’s Taproom and Brewpub in Greenfield, PA, set out to break the world record for largest beer tasting.
267 people was the number to beat, set by beer drinkers in the Netherlands. The world record setting beer tasting was part of Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, a week-long celebration of craft beer in the growing craft beer market of Pittsburgh, PA. Beer drinkers had to sample four beers from Flying Dog Brewery and rate them on a card. The crew at Hough’s were concerned that the outdoor beer tasting would not set the world record due to the on and off rain, but thirsty participants came to the popular local Pittsburgh bar in droves and soon filled the entire facility.
Social media also played a part in setting the new world record as participants were Facebooking their friends to cram more craft beer enthusiasts into the record setting beer tasting. When the smoke finally cleared and the event was finished, Hough’s Taproom and Brewpub (with the help from Flying Dog Brewery and a bunch of thirsty Pittsburgh craft beer drinkers) had set the new world record for the largest beer tasting with a whopping 294 participants.
Follow the links below to read more on Hough’s Taproom and Brewpub
Hough’s Taproom and Brewpub Wins Best Bar in Pittsburgh (2012-2013) by GuyManningham.com
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