Going for the GuinnessDecember 2, 2009 By: Emily Hanna Mayock
In an attempt to create Guinness’ largest Guinness, The Auld Dubliner Irish Pub & Restaurant in Tustin, Calif., spent Saturday, Nov. 21 pouring gallons upon gallons of beer into one 8-foot-tall glass weighing nearly 1,000 pounds (empty!).
Beginning at noon, more than 400 people gathered as The Auld Dubliner set out to break the record for the Guinness Book of World Records’ World’s Largest Guinness. And, after nearly one hour passed and 396 gallons were poured in a “perfect two-part pour,” the record was smashed, owner David Copley says. Although the official Guinness Book department has not yet confirmed it, Copley is confident that this is, in fact, the record-breaking pour.
The restaurant sold T-shirts and glasses of Guinness as souvenirs to commemorate the event. Proceeds benefited the Orange County Fallen Firefighter’s Fund, which was founded in 1998 to assist the families of firemen injured or killed in the line of duty.