Self-Serve Beer Stations Debut at Target Field

And more fascinating stuff we found on the Internet today.

Photo: Deadspin

Photo: Deadspin

Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, has recently added a most innovative apparatus: self-serve beer machine, along the main concourse on the third-base side.

This is how it works, according to The Star Tribune:

“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 are four beer options, which can all be bought by the ounce: Bud or Bud Light (38 cents per ounce), Shock Top Lemon Shandy, and Goose Island 312 Urban Pale Ale (40 cents per ounce).

Target Field is the first stadium of its kind to offer such a machine, and will have a second station ready for game-goers—complete with new $50 cards—in time for the All-Star Game on July 15.

For those who are skeptical of this boozing system’s effect on the self-control of imbibers, fear not: there is an employee stationed at the machine to “intercede should a patron appear intoxicated.”

Here’s some more fascinating stuff from today:

What being a burger on Tinder taught me about men. [Foodbeast

Watch Farang, an excellent documentary on Pok Pok’s chef Andy Ricker. [MUNCHIES

See a list of NYC’s 21 most iconic meat dishes. [Eater NY

$120 truffle beer is heading to NYC restaurants. [Grub Street

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