Can You Guess The Record For Most Beer Steins Carried?

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The image of full breasted woman carrying two too many beer steins has been engrained into the minds of many who love Oktoberfest, but have you ever wondered what the record is for the most steins carried?

German bartender Oliver Struempfel has had a go at breaking the Guinness World Record (yes, there is an official record for this type of feat) several times and currently holds the title with 25 beer-filled steins carried over a 40 meter distance.

If you’ve ever held one of the famous glass steins, you know that they carry quite a bit of weight even before the beer is poured, so carrying even a few can be seen as a brag-worthy accomplishment.

Struempfel has appeared on several shows breaking previous records, but his latest was witnessed on the set of ZDF-Fernsehgarten in Mainz on September 21, 2014, when he carried the hefty 57.15 kg (125.99 pounds) handful of 25 steins.

Over the 40 meter distance, Struempfel was allowed to spill up to ten percent of the beer, which wasn’t much of an issue as his ending weight came in at a still very impressive 56.7 kg (125 pounds).

The previous record, also set by Struempfel, was done when he appeared on the set of Lo Show dei Record in Milan, carrying 24 steins of beer, which appears to have been done with zero spillage.

You may be wondering where the women are in the record books, and Guinness has a separate record holding title for females in the same category. The current record belongs to Anita Schwarz, another German of course, with 19 steins on November 9, 2008.

Sources: Guinness World Records

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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