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    Pretty cool. Must be the latest greatest thing, as both WF and Principal Park are installing these fast filling beer machines. The first link contains a video demo:


    Principal Park gets new Bottoms Up beer system | Des Moines Register Staff Blogs

    Wells Fargo Arena Adds 'World's Fastest Beer Dispenser' - Des Moines News Story - KCCI Des Moines

    I'm assuming someone on here has seen there somewhere else before now?


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    Re: Wells Fargo Arena/Principal Park adding Bottoms Up beer systems

    Pretty neat idea.



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    Re: Wells Fargo Arena/Principal Park adding Bottoms Up beer systems

    In other news, scientists today announced they may soon know the answer to the age old question- "what happens when the world's fastest beer dispenser meets the world's slowest concession stand workers?" Stay tuned.

    For some reason there was a thread about this in the cave...



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    Re: Wells Fargo Arena/Principal Park adding Bottoms Up beer systems

    Cool idea. Looks like it doesn't ever overfill either. The company that makes it is gonna make a lot of money.


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    Re: Wells Fargo Arena/Principal Park adding Bottoms Up beer systems

    How are they only selling just over 65k large draft beers during the 72 game season? That's only 900/game. There is no way that number is correct, average attendance is about 7k a night.



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    Re: Wells Fargo Arena/Principal Park adding Bottoms Up beer systems

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    How are they only selling just over 65k large draft beers during the 72 game season? That's only 900/game. There is no way that number is correct, average attendance is about 7k a night.
    It's been awhile since I've been to an I-Cubs game, but at that time you could buy refillable pitchers. Why buy just 1 large (20 oz?) beer if you can buy a pitcher (64 oz?) for less than 3x the cost?



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    Quote Originally Posted by theshadow View Post
    It's been awhile since I've been to an I-Cubs game, but at that time you could buy refillable pitchers. Why buy just 1 large (20 oz?) beer if you can buy a pitcher (64 oz?) for less than 3x the cost?
    I dunno, maybe there is a lot more plastic bottle and tall boy can sales than we know. Still, you think there would be more than 900 large drafts sold a game.



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    Re: Wells Fargo Arena/Principal Park adding Bottoms Up beer systems

    This is great and all but how do you do a keg stand with that thing. Lawyered!



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    Re: Wells Fargo Arena/Principal Park adding Bottoms Up beer systems

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    How are they only selling just over 65k large draft beers during the 72 game season? That's only 900/game. There is no way that number is correct, average attendance is about 7k a night.
    There's a lot of people buying canned and bottled beer at the game on top of the draft beer.


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    Re: Wells Fargo Arena/Principal Park adding Bottoms Up beer systems

    Soon to be heard: "Here's your **** warm 12 oz watered down Bud Light in a fancy cup. That'll be $13 Sir."


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    Re: Wells Fargo Arena/Principal Park adding Bottoms Up beer systems

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    I dunno, maybe there is a lot more plastic bottle and tall boy can sales than we know. Still, you think there would be more than 900 large drafts sold a game.
    This. They have the walk-in cooler which you can purchase 24 oz cans and 16 oz bottles of about 15 different beers.



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    Re: Wells Fargo Arena/Principal Park adding Bottoms Up beer systems

    Quote Originally Posted by capitalcityguy View Post
    Pretty cool. Must be the latest greatest thing, as both WF and Principal Park are installing these fast filling beer machines. The first link contains a video demo:


    Principal Park gets new Bottoms Up beer system | Des Moines Register Staff Blogs

    Wells Fargo Arena Adds 'World's Fastest Beer Dispenser' - Des Moines News Story - KCCI Des Moines

    I'm assuming someone on here has seen there somewhere else before now?
    So they can pour 56 cups in a minute. Can people pay that fast? I think not.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    This. They have the walk-in cooler which you can purchase 24 oz cans and 16 oz bottles of about 15 different beers.
    Yeah, I've seen that but I figured the draft number was still larger.
    I usually get my Amber Bock drafts at the grill behind home plate by the entrance gate. They cook some great footlong brats with veggies there.



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    Re: Wells Fargo Arena/Principal Park adding Bottoms Up beer systems

    Do they recycle the cups? They have to have a small magnet on the bottom of the cup, I would think that would be fairly expensive.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 2020cy View Post
    Do they recycle the cups? They have to have a small magnet on the bottom of the cup, I would think that would be fairly expensive.
    I'd need to see the cup, however, I think there isn't a magnet on the cup. There is probably a metal "button valve" on the bottom. A magnet pulls on the valve causing it to open. The valve then "springs" back shut when the magnet releases on a timer.

    I'm sure the cups are more expensive but if it is only this metal disc, it can't add that much cost.

    They should also make beer purchase via tickets and a braclet as well. That way, you don't have to wait for people to pay either. Just hand your ticket over and grab your beer.


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