SA sizzles into record books


CASTLE Lager smoked the competition yesterday when it broke a Guinness World Record in South Africa.

The SA beer snatched the record from Japan's Kirin Brewery (KB) which recorded 2311 people cooking simultaneously in 2011.

Castle Lager, produced by South African Breweries (SAB), beat the record by 42 people.

SAB organised various venues around the country for Heritage Day to set this new record.

In Port Elizabeth meat sizzled on the coals at Motherwell's Nelson Mandela Peace Park. Other cooking venues included ones in Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban and East London.

Castle Lager provided boerewors, tomato relish, buns and a beer to each person who took part.

Eastern Cape SAB events manager Riaan van Jaarsveld said Castle Lager was thrilled with the "massive achievement".

"Braaing is all about getting together with your friends and having a good time and our slogan is, 'we all come together with a Castle'," Van Jaarsveld said.

About 308 people took part in the Port Elizabeth leg.