In honor of the Pacific Northwest Brew Cup festival this weekend, Astorian Robert Clark brought it to the Ear’s attention that earlier this month a German waiter, Oliver Struempfel broke the world beer carrying record in Bavaria. He is pictured in an Associated Press photo.
According to a story in The Sun (http://tinyurl.com/oliver29), he carried 29 full steins of beer more than 130 feet, breaking the previous record of 27. Actually he started out with 31, but lost a couple along the way.
In case you’re wondering, 29 full steins weighs 152 pounds, so he hit the gym to get ready. “When I think about it,” he noted, “it’s 200 hours (of training) for about 40 seconds of walking.”