Hold My Beer: German Man Smashes World Record By Carrying 29 Beer Steins At One Time
Meet Oliver Struempfel. When you say “Hold my beer,” Oliver asks, “How many?” That’s because our boy Oli here is beer-holding freak of nature. This German man has set the world record for carrying beer steins. We take you to In Bavaria, because where else would we take you for a beer stein carrying competition. Home to Oktoberfest is where Struempfel accomplished the incomprehensible accomplishment of successfully carrying 29 steins, which is more than 152 lbs of beer and glass, across 40 meters and setting them down. Oliver had started with 31 tankards, but 31, had one glass fell at the last minute and another lost more than 10% of its contents, which is against the rules of Maßkrugtragen – the art of beer stein carrying. He smashed the previous record of 25 jugs, which he himself back in 2014.
Why can’t my waiter come to my table like this?
Not all heroes wear capes.
“I first did 27, because I wanted to be sure and then at the end I said, ‘Let’s add another one and get over 30,’” Strumpfel told Reuters. “Unfortunately it didn’t quite work, but having managed to put 29 down…I think it’s amazing.”