PA Hotel certified beer server Tim Rule ahead of this weekends world record attempt.
PA Hotel certified beer server Tim Rule ahead of this weekends world record attempt. Rob Williams

Ipswich's chance to break beer world record

PIZZA, Skittle, cherry and mocha-flavour beers will be four of 136 on tap this weekend for Ipswich's own world record attempt.

Already renowned for its craft beer offering, the Prince Alfred Hotel will be transformed on Saturday as it eyes the world record for the most number of beers on tap.

Beer taps will be stationed around the hotel and Guinness World Records has been contacted to recognise the World's Biggest Ever Tap Takeover.

Hotel general manager Peter Coultas said the event would allow people to try unusually flavoured beers.

"There are some weird ones I've never heard of before," he said.

Victoria's Dainton Brewing will bring five of its wacky specials, including passion-fruit, cherry and Skittle-flavoured brews.

 

FROTH: Prince Alfred Hotel certified beer server Tim Rule is preparing the kegs ahead of this Saturday's World's Biggest Ever Tap Takeover.
FROTH: Prince Alfred Hotel certified beer server Tim Rule is preparing the kegs ahead of this Saturday's World's Biggest Ever Tap Takeover. Rob Williams

Tim Rule is the hotel's certified beer server, its cicerone.

His job is to provide out-of-the-box flavours to dedicated beer drinkers.

He hoped the world record attempt would put Ipswich and the hotel on the map.

"We want to give people the opportunity to try things they don't normally get to try," he said.

"Some of this stuff has been made and made once only."

The tap takeover will run from 11am to 5pm this Saturday.

Tickets are $10, with $2 from each ticket going to Soldier On.

"Pop down for a beer and support it - drink local again," Mr Coultas said.

"This sort of event is great for the community."



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