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T-Pods, Curve go bottoms-up with new beer system

Tucson PadresThe Tucson Padres (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) and the Altoona Curve (Class AA; Eastern League) are the latest teams to implement the flashy Bottoms Up beer system and promote its use — surprise! — on Thirsty Thursday.

We’ve written about this unique beer dispenser before, when we first learned about it and then during an account of our visit to Werner Park, where the Omaha Storm Chasers (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) installed one in the outfield concourse area, underneath the scoreboard. The Bottoms Up Beer dispenses beer by filling up cups from the bottom, pouring fifty (50) 16-ounce beers in one minute. To be honest, we thought we’d see it in more ballparks by now; guess new tech moves slowly in ballparks.

At Tucson’s Kino Stadium, it’s already been used for spring-training games, but the Padres will unveil it to Triple-A fans during the team’s first Thirsty Thursday event on April 5, with $1.50 beers on tap. The Curve will also unveil the dispenser during its home opener; April 5 — during Thirsty Thursday.


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