Over the weekend, Minnesota became the coolest place ever.
Self-serve beer stations are officially up and running in Target Field, where the Minnesota Twins play. And coincidentally, fans who attend the Major League Baseball All-Star festivities next week can try ‘er out!
The machines, called DraftServ, are a partnership between concessionaire Delaware North and Anheuser-Busch.
"It's a way to engage with the customer and allows the fan to have greater control of what they're drinking," said Jerry Jacobs Jr., principal of Delaware North, told ESPN.
Sportservice controls the concessions at 10 baseball stadiums, seven arenas that host NBA and NHL fans and seven NFL stadiums.
So how does it work?
Fans go to a cash register, show their ID and preload a $10 or $20 card.
Then those fans scan the card at the machine and then choose which beer of four and how much!
Right now they are offering Bud and Bud Light at 38 cents per ounce, and Shock Top Lemon Shandy and Goose Island 312 Urban Pale Ale at 40 cents per ounce.
And for those of you concerned about the loss in jobs, an employee will be at each one to check IDs if a person looks younger than 30 and to prevent any fan who appears inebriated from purchasing beer.
And for those of you that are REALLY thirsty….the machine allows a customer to use the card to pour up to 48 ounces of beer every 15 minutes.
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