The Steins Of The Times
Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas is known for big bier, but did you know that each full liter stein weighs about 5.5 pounds? Lifting one full brew to your lips is impressive enough, but can you imagine lifting 6 all at once? Or 10? Or even 16?
This is just another day in the lives of Peter and Maria, two of our amazing servers. Don’t get us wrong, all of our servers are awesome. Peter and Maria just happen to be able to carry a crazy number of full steins to thirsty patrons, all at once.
We sat down with our two strong arms to get their tricks of the trade—we think their answers may surprise you!
First, we needed to know exactly how many steins each of them could carry.
Maria, an eight-year Hofbrauhaus Las Vegas veteran started out only being able to carry six at a time (still note-worthy if you ask us), but now she is up to a whopping 14!
Peter, who just happens to be half German, started out carrying 10 and has worked his way up to 16 in the two years he’s been with us. He actually broke his own record of 14 when we did this interview!
How is this even possible?
They say it’s a mix of strength, balance, practice, and logistics. The interlocking stein handles are key as well. No, they aren’t like magic rings, but there is a way to position the handles so they can “easily” grab a bunch at once. The rest depends on the aforementioned balance and strength.
And, of course, practice makes perfect.
It’s a good thing they get plenty of it then. Peter and Maria say on an average night they carry a minimum of 50 steins! Not all at once, of course, although they are both down to try and beat Oliver Streumpfel’s and Anita Schwarz’ records of Most beer steins carried over 40 meters (131 feet). He’s up to 24, and she’s at 19.