PHONE'S RINGING -- IT'S URBAN ON THE LINE
Dang for sure beats the old way of getting beer, especially in winter.
"Winter is coming" - Urban Meyer
Heh. Hey, one of the things I love about winter though is going to house parties and plopping your 12 or case of beer out in the snow and not worrying about ice / cooler.
or hiding it in somebody's bushes by pretending to push your friend into them, then coming back from the bier stube at 2:30 and taking them with authority
I like football
I did that once when I was living in my townhouse, and I think the teenage neighborhood pricks stole it. Thank God I was still drinking cheap, mass produced, flavored piss water beer and not Sam Adams.
"Political correctness is tyranny with manners." Charlton Heston(1924-2008)
I've always wondered how those things work. How does it fill up beer from the bottom? Special cups?
Class of 2010.
Special cups and an o-ring, I'm guessing.
A wafer thin magnet creates a seal at the bottom after the beer is delivered. They're about the size of a half dollar.
If the Monty Python reference was intentional, +1 to you, good sir.
They have those at Nationwide Arena. Always stop by during a Blue Jackets game.
An angry fan...rooting for an angry team...led by angry coaches
They are already using this in some arenas:
Magnets and special cups.
Had a couple at Hollywood Casino over the weekend and I know they have them at Great American Ballpark. Just make sure you dont touch the bottom of the cup unless you think walking around looking like you peed your pants is cool.
Nothing like dancing on the field in 02...
If pissing your pants is cool, then call me Miles Davis!
Billy Madison line I believe! +1
Well done sir...well done.
Saw this at a Dayton Dragons game last year.
Switch the beer out with orange juice or cherry coke, and i'm sold.
"YOLO" = I'm about to do something extremely ignorant/stupid & I need an excuse to do it.
I'm not going to do it, but this is borderline downvotable.
"I'm One Bad Buckeye, and I approve this message."
Why in the world would you change out the beer for......wait, are you a minor?
Begone, Sparty alumnus!
"Success - it's what you do with what you got" - Woody Hayes
Why in the world would you change out the beer for......wait, are you a minor?
If 29 is considered a minor, sure.
I don't care for beer or any other alcoholic beverage.
While I don't agree with you on alcoholic beverages, you stating this fact is not a downvotable offense. Chill out peeps, he doesn't like alcohol. There are no rules that say he has to like it.
You can kill a fly with your slipper or a cannon. Either way, the fly dies. -Ramzy
Then why did you walk into a Buckeye Bar?
“Right now, Michigan is not at the pinnacle of college football, and that’s all Urban Meyer cares about...He’s been there and knows what it takes to get there.”
+1 for Chappelle's Show and the avatar LOL
"Sherman ran an option play right through the south" - Greatest.Civil.War.Analogy.Ever
i would love to have that if it wasnt dispensing piss
I've always wondered, does it change the taste of the beer? Do you get a metallic taste from the magnet?
Can't let the beer touch anything or it ruins the flavor. Especially if you like drinking some good beer and not piss water. I would straight up bitch slap someone if they metallic'd my Hoptimus Prime!
I can see beer...it looks glorious!
This is cool for the novelty factor. But, I am curious if there is any reason this is being used instead of the time-honored pour method. Anybody?
It allows them to be served faster. YouTube it, they did some ridiculous amount of beers in a minute.
Exactly right. Less head(froth) when dispensing. Sell more beer=more $.
Again...follow the money.
I still have a hard time believing this is a money maker for arenas, stadiums, etc. that sell beer en mass. While a lot of froth is a money loser, little froth is a money maker as it concerns volume sales.
Keg Specifications for
U.S. 1/2 Barrel (Standard Keg)
12 oz./can or bottle Servings= 165
16 oz./pint servings= 124
Multiply that by $8-$11 per beer. Even with a 5%-10% loss in froth, it's a huge money maker.
1/2 Keg from a random place in PA off their website
Budweiser – $100.19
Bud Light – $100.19
Busch – $72.99
Busch Light – $72.99
Coors Light – $92.39
Keystone Light – $70.99
Labatt Blue – $97.49
Michelob Ultra – $100.19 (very limited supply)
Miller Lite- $93.19
Natural Light – $72.99
Yuengling Traditional – $92.59
Swill at best...
People are saying that I'm an alcoholic, and that's not true, because I only drink when I work, and I'm a workaholic.
My apologies but how does this post show the switch from regular taps to this system would be profitable?
I get that. My point (as was indicated below) is that any profits that would be made by decreased waste are likely gobbled up by having to pay an appreciably higher price for the "special" cups.
And not only can you count on that, but you are likely limited to one supplier of these cups as they undoubtedly have a patent on them. Whereas, you can shop prices for your standard 12 oz or 16 oz cup from a multitude of suppliers.
Sorry I missed the point when typing this at work @ 6am.
These testimonials http://bottomsupbeer.com/testimonials show that likely the increase in cup expense is covered in waste as you've stated below.
Boise Hawks testimonial has some interesting numbers. 8000+ extra pours at that mark up, based on cost % = $$$$$$
I cringe seeing Bud being $0.60 a 12oz pour at cost. Makes me rethink all those ball game beers I have consumed over the years. Do you know what one of these Bottoms Up cups cost? Roughly.
No problem. +1 for the link. Good info there. I remain skeptical about long-term profitability overall but I see that there may be benefits from the system.
If current pressurization, tube, and tap systems that are in place in most arenas today function as intended, waste is less of a problem. However, this is a big IF. The big problem is when there is over pressurization or some other system failure that results in the product being dispensed as all foam. Of course, we have all had this issue at keggers.
Now, if the bottoms-up system is able to eliminate or significantly reduce those system failures, then we might be talking about something significant.
As for the cups, I can't say I have any idea what they cost. But from the little bit of knowledge I have about production costs, there is a steep increase in cost from single part products (standard plastic cups) to multi-part/moving part products (bottom's up cup).
Waste is still a huuuuuge problem. Mostly due to employees not being trained on how to fill a beer. I know this seems stupid but it is true.
I believe this style is supposed to greatly increase the speed of pours by vendors while at the same time eliminate any human error in regards to too much head, spilling, etc.
I'm not 100% on that though...just off the top of my head.
Interesting, my buddy is in the biz. Maybe I will ask him.
Edit: And I don't just mean in the business of drinking beer.
He tells me that this is intended to decrease waste, hence more profit for the seller. Money that is in turn spent on expensive ass cups.
Ha. No doubt.
Speaking of beer, I saw this morning that Budweiser has a class action lawsuit being brought against it by consumers who claim the company is watering down their products.
yep. Of course most companies are more open about it, budweiser just tries to deny it. It's all watered down. Can't tell me Michelob nor Miller don't do it as well.
Just asking, aren't Michelob and Budwieser the same thing? Like, made in the saem factory by the same company? Just asking.
had a few of those at GABP last year, had to bring the cups home to show my buddies, lol, LOVE it.
Good old GABP. Hell, at $8 a beer you can't afford not to buy them!
i was talking to one of the beer guys last year at GABP right after they were installed. He told me that the guy that started the company was a tOSU grad. Don't know if its true or if he was just talking to talk. but I can tell you that the rate of speed they can poor beers with those things is ungodly. It's not only faster, but it's hands free, thats the biggest advantage. You can set 4 cups down at once and all 4 of them are filling up at the same time and done in about 5 seconds, completely hands free.
Also, less time waiting for the head to go down (setting someone up with that one). While some beers deserve a good a head, stadium drafts don't benefit from it and this cuts down on any wait and/or receiving less beer due to a bad poor.
Now only if they can invent one for chicken wings you'd never have to leave the house.
Places can sell add space on the cups and on the little magnets that plug the bottom of the cup. It's a souvenir you get to take home and put up on your fridge.
Also you can fill up faster, meaning shorter lines, meaning more customers. Half the time you don't buy more beers because you don't want to wait in the line to buy it. No longer a problem.
“Any time you give a man something he doesn't earn, you cheapen him. Our kids earn what they get, and that includes respect.” - Woody
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