Unless you've been living under a rock these past few years, you know how ubiquitous Uber has become. If you need a ride or some food delivered, chances are you've opened the Uber app. That said, it comes as little surprise that the first self-driving freighter truck—which made its first delivery last week—was owned by the San Francisco-based transportation company. And while the voyage could have carried any kind of goods, Uber chose to ship the most precious cargo of all: beer 

According to the Verge, the driverless 18-wheeler made the trip from an Anheuser-Busch plant in Loveland, Colorado to Colorado Springs carrying 50,000 cans of Budweiser.

The big rig is owned by Uber, and manufactured by Volvo, but under the control of Otto, a self-driving truck start-up that the company acquired back in August. Otto was built by ex-Google and Apple engineers and currently controls five trucks that will eventually make large-scale deliveries without the danger of human error.

“There were people in Colorado Springs this weekend drinking a Budweiser that was delivered by a self-driving truck,” James Sembrot, senior director of logistics strategy at Anheuser-Busch, told The Verge. “So that’s pretty cool.”

Over the course of the two-hour journey through Colorado, the truck logged roughly 100 miles of driving on its own, with a human taking the wheel only when passing through the city of Colorado Springs. And to celebrate the futuristic delivery, Budweiser printed a special emblem on the side of each can carried by Otto's truck.

Of course, there were a number of safety measures in place to make sure that the truck got to it's destination with the beer intact. The a truck driver was monitoring the trip from inside the cab, a Colorado highway patrolman was following behind the vehicle to make sure everything went smoothly, and finally, the 18-wheeler was equipped with a number of cameras and radar sensors to detect obstacles on the road.

Ultimately, the truck made its delivery on time, allowed the driver to focus on other tasks, and helped thousands of Coloradans throw back some cold ones this weekend.​

[via Verge]