Fire. The wheel. Vaccines. Electricity. Internal combustion engines. The internet.
And now…the Beer ATM. Another one of man’s greatest achievements.
While traditional cash ATM’s dispense liquid assets, the Beer ATM pours out liquid goodness. With its wall of 24 taps, Randolph Beer in NYC has created a revolutionary way to serve it’s customers more efficiently.
You simply load your “ATM” card at the bar, head to the tap wall and swipe your card, select your beer and beer size (anywhere from 1 to 12 oz), and voila. No more annoying lines. No more struggle to get the bartender’s attention. No more pressure to order a full glass when all you want is a quick taster.
The concept is quite simple, yet genius.
We’d love to hear from you! Do you have any ideas for an invention that could drastically change or improve the way we consume or experience beer? Share your ideas in the comments section, and we’ll give you some honest feedback!
Be sure to check out the full article about the Beer ATM at vinepair.com.
Think about your favorite local watering hole. The sights. The sounds. The crowd. The brews.
What about it keeps you coming back? Is it that warm welcome you get from the regulars when you stroll in like Norm from “Cheers”? Is it knowing that there will be at least a few unique beers on tap you haven’t tasted? Maybe it’s something you can’t even explain.
The booming craft beer industry brings with it a new type of customer. The new target market is not just a consumer, but a connoisseur. They are looking for an experience, not just another pint. And the beer is just the beginning. The pressure is on for beer bars to differentiate themselves and provide the type of environment that will draw a crowd, and keep them coming back.
This trend hasn’t gone unnoticed. GQ.com recently published an article that addresses “How to Tell a Great Beer Bar From a Lame One”. Check it out here.
We’d like to hear from you! Tell us about your favorite local hangout and what draws you there…
Finally, a medical study we can get behind.
A few researches at Greenwich University in the UK have found evidence that beer is an effective pain killer; even more so than the generic pain reliever in your medicine cabinet.
We know what you’re thinking. “Duh”. And you’re right. We’ve all been running our own personal case studies for years. For every thumb that feels the strike of a hammer, for every shin that catches that stupid coffee table, for every hand that can’t get out of the way of that car door…there is almost always a cold one to follow.
We’d love to hear your feedback! Leave us a comment about a time where you used beer to ease your physical pain.
And be sure to check out the full article from Tucson News Now.
Clarity. It’s a characteristic used to determine the purity of a diamond. It’s a synonym for clearness. You get the point…
So what does clarity have to do with beer? You may be surprised to learn that most craft beers go through a process to remove debris and particles, making them appear more clear. There’s a growing movement among craft brewers and enthusiasts who prefer their beers – particularly IPAs – hazy, murky…and even sludgy. These opaque IPA’s are called “NEIPAs”, named for their north eastern or New England roots.
So which do you prefer? Haze or no haze? Leave us some feedback in the comments section!
And be sure to check out the full LA Times article here.
The “Great Wall of Mexico” to be funded by…beer?
This idea, although unlikely, was recently floated by the Trump administration to help fund the controversial wall to be built on the US/Mexico border. Regardless of your political persuasion, or your preference for lime or no lime, you’ve most likely had your thirst quenched by some of Mexico’s finest.
Click here to read the full article and see if any of your favorite cervezas made the list.
So apparently 2013 is considered “old” in the beer business around Columbus, Ohio. Hey, if your town was opening new breweries every week, 3 years WOULD feel like you’re the old man on the block. Such is the case with Seventh Son Brewing.
Click here to read more about their plans for expansion in a booming market.
A fascinating question. And as a recent article from the Chicago Tribune disclosed, not what you might expect. Click here to check it out.
To play along, we took a peek inside our own beer fridges to see if we had any “shameful indulgences” tucked away. Among some of our more prized trophy beers were the likes of PBR, Miller High Life…and yes, the latest Mike’s Hard Lemonade release.
Leave us a comment below and let us know what shameful indulgences you have hiding in your beer fridge.
The Columbus beer scene keeps getting better. As residents of the fine state of Ohio, we’re excited to see taprooms popping up in various locations. In addition to the 24 taps this new location will provide, it will also serve as a second distribution point for their growing beer lineup. So if you haven’t been exposed to Platform yet, keep an eye out, they may be selling in your area soon. Check out this article from the Columbus Dispatch to read more about it…