The Minnesota Twins may have a dismal 39-48 record this year, but fans have one promising thing to look forwards to: Target Field has installed a major-league stadium’s first ever self-serve beer station.
The stadium has installed one station along the third base line, and intends to place another one by first base; and Twins fans can now serve themselves four different brews to forget how terrible their team is.
The Star Tribune reports that patrons will buy vending cards for the machine from cashiers who verify they are 21 or older. Fans can choose from Budweiser, Bud Light, Shock Top Lemon Shandy and Goose Island 312 Urban Pale Ale, which are paid for by the ounce. The beers are fairly priced too, with pints ranging between $6 and $7. The best part? The DraftServ machines can dispense up to 48 ounces every 15 minutes per person.
Jerry Jacobs Jr. is the principal of Delaware North, a company that is a concessionaire for ten baseball stadiums, reports ESPN. He said the machine “allows the fan to have greater control of what they’re drinking.”
“There’s obviously some novelty value to this, but it also allows people to pour what they want,” Jacobs said.