MLB’s All-Star Game will take place at Target Field in Minnesota next week and the stadium is rolling out a nifty new way for fans to get drunk at the ballpark. Self-serve beer stations called DraftServ have been set up in the stadium’s concourse area to allow fans to pour their own booze during the game.
Fans have to preload money onto a card before they can use the machines, which charge per ounce – meaning people can pour as much or as little as they desire. Budweiser and Bud Light will cost 38 cents per ounce while Shock Top Lemon Shandy and Goose Island 312 Urban Pale Ale cost 40 cents per ounce.
As always, there are measures being taken to prevent underage drinking or over-consumption with the new machines. Attendants will be manning the stations to check IDs and DraftServ only allows cardholders to pour up to 48 ounces within a 15 minute span.
This probably won’t be the quickest way to grab a brew at the park but I have no doubt that it’s going to be quite popular among fans – if only for the novelty. It’s a pretty cool idea, I’m hoping to encounter one sometime soon for a truly “investigative report.”