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Wicked Weed Brewing Attempts Guinness World Record for Largest Tap Takeover

Wicked Weed Brewing Attempts Guinness World Record for Largest Tap Takeover

Wicked Weed Brewing in Asheville, North Carolina has announced plans to attempt the Guinness World Record for Largest Tap Takeover at Raleigh Beer Garden.

The full details on the tap takeover, which will feature over 175 Wicked Weed brews, is below.


Raleigh, NC - Asheville based brewery, Wicked Weed Brewing will partner with Raleigh Beer Garden to attempt setting a Guinness World Record for Largest Tap Takeover on October 19th, 2019. Raleigh Beer Garden boasts roughly 350 taps from different breweries around the country, with over 175 taps providing unique beers from Wicked Weed during the event. “We are extremely excited to partner with Raleigh Beer Garden to showcase our full portfolio of beers and bring the Asheville brewpub experience to the Raleigh market,” said Justin Crouch, Sales Director for WWB. “ At Wicked Weed, we have always prided ourselves on our ability to make great beers across all styles. This event will display over 165 unique brands including flagships, brewpub favorites, rare verticals, and brand new offerings.”

Raleigh Beer Garden will be closed to the public from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM while Guinness judges verify the total taps. During that time, they will have two ticket packages available: General Admission or Rooftop VIP. There will be live music throughout the day, a photo booth, and games to see if attendees can beat some of the wackiest world records. “Our brewing team has created over 700 unique beers since we opened our doors in December, 2012,” said Crouch. “That means this event has been 6+ years in the making! Years of holding back kegs of brands that may never be made again. We are proud to be able to offer this many unique beers and share that in one space.”

Wicked Weed will also be featuring some of their most popular menu items to truly bring their full experience to Raleigh, including Hangover Chips, Bison Burger, Fried Chicken Sliders, & Brussels Sprouts. In addition to these menu items, RBG will be featuring several items incorporating different Wicked Weed beers.  

“While Raleigh Beer Garden already holds one Guinness World Record, we cannot wait to claim yet another,” says Raleigh Beer Garden owner Niall Hanley. “We are excited to welcome the Wicked Weed team and their amazing brews to Raleigh with open arms!”

Proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to Hops for Hope; an event that raises funds for Children's Flight of Hope. CFOH is a 501c3 organization providing air transportation for children to access specialized medical care.

Learn more and purchase tickets at Eventbrite using this link. Promotional video is below:

About Wicked Weed

Wicked Weed Brewing is based in Asheville, North Carolina. Founded in December 2012, the original brewpub consistently hosts 25+ beers on tap with an impressive array of styles. Wicked Weed Brewing’s focus is in West Coast-style IPAs and a robust sour and wild ale program. These sour ales are showcased in their second location, The Funkatorium, opened in October 2013. Wicked Weed continued its expansion in the summer of 2015 with a 50-barrel production brewery allowing for a wider distribution footprint in select states and then again in 2016 with the opening of their sour beer production facility. Wicked Weed is striving to become one of the leading producers of barrel-aged sours, farmhouse ales, and IPAs in the Southeastern  United States. The brewery has won many awards in prestigious beer competitions including a silver medal for Pernicious IPA in 2015 at the Great American Beer Festival and a bronze medal for Red Angel in the Sour Ale category in 2016. 2019 growth includes their new fine dining restaurant, Cultura and a taproom inside their Candler production facility. Learn more at www.wickedweedbrewing.

About Raleigh Beer Garden

Based in Raleigh’s Glenwood South, Raleigh Beer Garden opened in 2015.  The current world-record holder in two categories, visitors can enjoy one of the 386+ draft beers offered daily. The North Carolina bar in the first floor features 144 NC draft taps and the "International" floor offers 222 varieties from the rest of the country and the rest of the world. RBG's rooftop bar features 12 rotating taps alongside of the 24 tap system that is located in the Beer Garden's event field in the back.