Let’s raise a glass to our own Dainton Brewery and the crew of Tap’d Bar at the Prince Alfred Hotel in Booval, Queensland. Together they have set a Guinness World Record for the most individual beers on tap poured in one venue by one brewery.
“We’re feeling pretty good,” said the Carrum Downs brewery’s founder, Dan Dainton. “We Googled the record and we discovered it was 130, so we thought we’d beat it.”
There were a few beer-lovers who eagerly attempted to try every one of the 131 flavours on tap, including Wagon Wheel, Pina Colada and the Champagne Ale, which will receive a longer run thanks to their popularity.
With 108 hard-plumbed taps at the venue, mini portable jockey boxes were acquired from breweries and home set-ups. Forty-one beers were brewed in Dainton’s larger system, leaving the remaining 90 to be brewed in single kegs.
Dainton Brewery was truly humbled by the remarkable turnout of 1500 beer-lovers for the attempt, and Dan paid special thanks to the Prince Alfred for its support and handling the piles of paperwork required to have the world record registered. In typical Dainton Brewery style, Dan and the brew crew donated a percentage of their profits to the charity Soldier On.
“It’s not something I’d do again,” Dan said. “However, we love crazy antics and we’re brainstorming something new and exciting for next year.”
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