Yes We Can! A New World Record in Beer

January 29, 2018

By Chris Woodard, January 29, 2018

There may be a new entry in the Guinness Book of World Records and it’s all thanks to Geaghan Brothers Brewing Company of Bangor, Maine.

Geaghan’s Pub has been an institution in the region for decades, serving as a home for delicious Irish pub fare and tasty beverages all along; it’s practically a holy site on St. Patrick’s Day. In 2011, Geaghans began supplying patrons with beer of their own, handcrafted on site.

Despite a strong presence of craft breweries in Southern Maine, the Geaghans saw a great opportunity in the northern part of the state. Just four years after launching their new venture, the family opened a second facility for the sole sake of brewing and bottling.

Regardless of the additions to their facilities and changes to their beer lists, the staple beers remain the same. GBB’s The Refueler wheat ale is a crowd-favorite among members of the neighboring 101st Air Refueling Wing, an Air National Guard unit for which the beer is named. Their Smiling Irish Bastard and Bangor Brown are favorites of the community as well.

With the help of their new production facility and the undying support of their community, Geaghan Brothers Brewing now handily refuels the whole state with their beer – with enough left over to break a world record.

Kristen HickmonVolunteers signal that their tables have beer and are ready for popping.

On the evening of January 26th, 2018 at a Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce event, the independent, family owned brewery supplied the beer for an official attempt at breaking the world record for most cans opened simultaneously.

Pending authentication, Geaghan Brothers Brewing Company will have broken the current Guinness World Record of 1,149 cans popped at once, a feat achieved at a New Year Party in Japan almost precisely two years ago.

If you’ve never heard the sound of 1,200 beers opening at once, it’s what dreams are made of.

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