Contraption that fills beer from the bottom. For real.

on 03/01/11 at 3:50 pm


The Bottoms Up beer dispenser can pour up to 44 pints a minute, with just one person using it. Add a few helpers and it can reach 56 pints per minute, not far off one per second. That’s impressive enough, but take a look at how the glasses are “poured.” The machine fills them from the bottom: (see video on side bar)

This would be a fantastic addition to English pubs, where the 19 and 20-year old bartenders lack motivation and brains to the extent that one pint a minute is a miracle, and then the glass will be half-filled with foam. And that’s if you can get their attention to begin with.

But how does this magical machine work? Obviously, the cups have holes, but how do they reseal? Magnets. The plastic glasses have a floppy fridge-magnet inside, a circle which sticks itself to a corresponding donut-shape strip around the filling-hole. Here’s a birds-eye view, grabbed from a video on the product site.

{Full story via Wired}

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