Maine city’s attempt to break beer can record comes up short

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Residents in Bangor, Maine, came just 28 beer cans short of setting a world record.

Attendees at the city’s annual Chamber Dinner last week were attempting to break the record for simultaneously opening beer cans. WABI-TV reports the vast majority of the beers were supplied by Geaghan Brothers Brewing, and hundreds of attendees did the honors of opening them at the same time.

The Brewer-based beer maker says it sent video of the attempt to Guinness World Records and got word that the effort did not break the record.

The record was set in Japan in 2016 with 1,149 cans opened simultaneously. The Bangor attempt managed 1,122, which is a record for the city itself.