Smallest commercial brewery: Coney Island Brewing Company set world record (HD Video) CONEY ISLAND, NY, USA -- The Coney Island Brewing Company officially opened in Brooklyn,
its process of producing lager one gallon at a time - and setting the new world record for the Smallest commercial brewery.
The previous Guinness world record for the world's smallest commercial brewery was set by the Bragdy Gwynant in Capel Bangor, Aberystwyth, Wales, UK, which has a maximum brewing capacity of 40.9 litres (9 gal) per batch, and supplies the adjacent Tynllidiart Arms pub exclusively.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the Largest collection of beer drinking vessels, set by Rudolf Heindl (Austria), who has 13,000 beer glasses that he has collected from over 4,000 breweries worldwide.
Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz and Shmaltz Brewing Company proprietor Jeremy Cowan were on hand to mark the occasion as well.
The World's smallest commercial brewery produces 1 gallon of beer at a time, using Bunsen burners, hot plates, and old-timey mechanisms that cast a Prohibition-style moon-shine vibe over the entire operation.
Owners say their recipes are inspired by the local artistic and gastronomical landscape, with varieties such as a Pumpernickel Bagel Porter, a Red, White and Blue Hefeweizen and a Caramel Apple Ale.
The beers will be sold at the brewery, located next to the Coney Island Circus Sideshow and Museum.
The event drew representatives from Ripley's Believe or Not.