Beer Vending Machines May Soon Be Coming To Ballparks Near You
By Nadia Noir
Talk about a home run for impatient beer-guzzling baseball fans. Instead of missing an awesome play while waiting in an impossibly long line for some overpriced draft, Minnesota Twins fans will get their very own beer vending machines at Target Field in Minneapolis. Los Angeles (im)patiently awaits this giant leap in modern technology.
For now, DraftServ will hit it out of the Midwest park with a myriad of sudsy options that are making their way to Major League Baseball All-Star events as early as next week.
Beer prices seem pretty reasonable given the machine’s novelty factor. According to Foodbeast, legal drinkers can preload a card for 10 or 20 bucks ( $50 at All-Star events) and grab anything from Bud and Bud light for 30 cents per oz to Shock Top Lemon Shandy and Goose Island Pale Ale for 40 cents per oz. A pint is 16 ounces, so the more expensive stuff will run you about $6.40 cents and drinkers are allowed to get 48 ounces every 15 minutes. That’s three pints. One for each hand and another for on your way back to your seat.
If you aren’t a suds swiller, you can get a half-pint (or less!) so you don’t have to waste your money on a giant brew.
According to Gizmondo, staff will be there to prevent minors from using their drunk dad’s card while he isn’t looking, so while most of the service is automatic you’ll still have to deal with someone if you don’t look of legal drinking age.
Now all we need is a robot that delivers Dodger dogs and nachos to our seats after we put in our orders via Smartphone app.