Pilsen Main Square has never seen something like
this before. 8,000 came to celebrate the 161 birthday of Pilsner Urquell,
on Friday, October 3. Then 4956 joined the world record beer toast: at one
place simultaneously. It happened at 5:54 PM. The record was tracked by
the Dobry den agency, the official Czech representative of Guiness Book.
The agency director, Miroslav Marek, counted 4956 beer cans collected in
huge containers to confirm the Pilsen record is to be included into
Guiness as the first of its kind world-wide. The U.S. record of beer toast
applies to simultaneous drink at many different places.
The whole afternoon at the Main Square offered a
perfect mix of relax music, funny competitions and excellent beer tapped
from 3 tapping vehicles (2,000 litres). Then the crowd moved to the Pilsen
brewery where the traditional festival of beer, food and entertainment –
Pilsner Fest – commenced. At the first day itself the brewery saw 15,000