Yorkshire Brewery aims to break Guinness World Record
Stod Fold Brewing Company in Yorkshire aim to enter the Guinness Book of Records by erecting the world’s largest glass of beer during Tour de France. The world record attempt will take place at midday on Sunday, 6th July 2014 at The Fleece Countryside Inn in Ripponden, West Yorkshire. With the Tour de France coming through Yorkshire Stod Fold, in collaboration with The Fleece, hope to highlight their very own tour de force by achieving a world record.
The idea for the world record attempt came after Dr Paul Harris and Angus Wood, Stod Fold’s founding partners and childhood friends, saw an image of a large glass of Guinness on the internet and discovered it belonged to Eric Johnson, who holds the world record for the largest glass of beer at 2,638 pints, which was achieved in California in 2009. This spurred the pair on to rise to the challenge of beating the record and bringing the prestigious accolade to the UK, in particular Yorkshire, which was chosen earlier this year as one of the world’s top destinations by the New York Times – because of its beer.
Stod Fold Brewing Company has set a target to fill their beer glass with approximately 3,600 pints, which would beat the existing world record by almost 1,000 pints. The beer glass, which has been made from acrylic, will be filled with Stod Fold’s GOLD ale, a quaffable light ale made using traditional ale hops. Once the beer glass has been filled and the world record has been verified, the beer will be sold to members of the public.
Angus Wood, co-founder of Stod Fold Brewing Company said: “Paul and I are fired up about attempting to erect the world’s largest glass of beer. The existing record has been held for five years, so it’s time to see if it can be broken.”
Adrian Burr, proprietor of The Fleece Countryside Inn said: “The prospect of breaking a world record at The Fleece is an exciting one, and I am delighted to be working with Stod Fold Brewing Company on this challenge. I’m looking forward to seeing the expressions on the faces of our customers once they see the enormous beer glass filled with a local beer.”