Twins’ Target Field Now Has Self-Serve Beer Stations

DraftServ-target-fieldImagine a world where you don't have to pay $14 for a beer at a baseball game; a world where your options for beer can be customized; a world where you don't need the jaded, tortoise-paced server who holds up lines so long you miss an entire inning of play. Ladies and gentleman, that world is here. We officially now have… a beer vending machine.

It was announced Monday that self-serve beer stations are currently up and running at Minnesota's Target Field in preparation for the MLB All-Star Game next week. The stations allow fans to choose which beer they want and how much they want of it. The machines are called DraftServ and are a partnership between the mass concessions company Delaware North and Anheuser-Busch.

So how does it work? Fans basically go to a cash register, show their ID and preload a card they then scan at the DraftServ machine, choosing between four beers. The machine will allow fans to use their pre-paid card to pour up to 48 ounces of beer every 15 minutes. That's downin' it!

There is an employee at each spot to ensure there is no underage drinking and to prevent any over-inebriated fan from purchasing more alcohol — so there are some safety measures being taken.

Bud and Bud Light will run you 38 cents per ounce, while Shock Top Lemon Shandy and Goose Island 312 Urban Pale Ale will cost 40 cents per ounce. B.E.A.utiful.

Josh Helmuth is the editor of CraveOnline Sports.