In reality, the cost for a lifetime supply of beer is a lot more than $1000, argues National Journal. We concur.

But a one-time payment of $1,000 is how much a brewpub in Minnesota is charging customers, who then receive free in-house beer for the rest of their lives.

Amy Johnson, owner of Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub, needed to raise $220,000 to secure a bank loan and realize her dream of opening a restaurant that served beer brewed at the pub. So Johnson and her business partners asked friends and family to each invest $1000 for a lifetime supply of in-house beer. The brewpub hit its goal of $220,000 and is now a registered LLC.

National Journal writes,

“Northbound has now been open for almost two years and is thriving. The investors didn’t drink them dry. The restaurant is giving away some 17 beers a day, and the cost is low, at just 40 cents a beer. Plus, investors aren’t just going to the brewpub for a beer by themselves—they order food, bring people, or maybe order a scotch after dinner. For the investors, it’s also about the sense of ownership. Or, as Johnson explains, ‘We have an army of over 100 people who are our cheerleaders.'”

We’d totally invest $1000 in our local bar to get a lifetime supply of beer—that’s what we call a really good deal and a really smart investment.

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Sietsema asks: Has the Meat Hook reinvented the sandwich? [Eater]

This possum is such a fatty. [Imgur]

The food politics of Pokemon. [Modern Farmer]

Indian spices 101: How to work with dry spices. [Serious Eats]