Self-Service Beer Vending Machine is Finally Here [Video]
The wait is over, beer lovers, rejoice. The Self-Service beer vending machine is ready to make it's debut.
It debuted Sunday night at Target Field in Minneapolis as the Twins took on the Yankees. The ballpark can now boast it is the first major league ball park to serve beer from a vending machine.
Yes, for now there is only one at the ballpark. It is described as a "self-serve beer station". A second station is expected to be added in time for the All-Star Game next week.
As reported in the Star Tribune, here's how it works. In order to purchase a tall frosty one from the vending machine, the beer buyer must verify his or her age at the nearby concession stand. Once verified, the buyer must then buy a vending card. That card is used at the vending machine where buyers can get up to 48 ounces every 15 minutes.
In case you are wondering, the following beers will be available:
- Bud Light
- Shock Top Lemon Shandy
- Goose Island 312 Urban Pale Ale
Unfortunately, just like the concession stands, the machines stop dispensing beer by the seventh inning. Darn!