Via Deadspin… the home of the Minnesota Twins has pioneered Major League Baseball’s first self-serve beer station. How the Twins and not the Milwaukee Brewers managed to be the first, I’ll never know. It seems so damn wrong. The Minneapolis Star Tribune has the details:
A patron goes to a concession cashier, shows proper identification to verify age and buys a vending card with either $10 or $20 on it for use at the station. There will be $50 cards available for the All-Star Game.
There are four beers to choose from, and they can be bought by the ounce: Bud and Bud Light (38 cents per ounce), and Shock Top Lemon Shandy and Goose Island 312 Urban Pale Ale (40 cents per ounce).
So not only are they the first with self-serve beer stations, they’re the first with terrible self-serve beer stations. Way to go, Minnesota. And Brewers—you play in Miller Park, fer chrissakes. You should be at the forefront of cutting edge drunken fan technology. Get with it.