Last month Dodger Stadium added a frozen beer foam machine to their concession arsenal, revolutionizing the very foundation of drunkenly watching a sporting event. The dark days of tepid flat beer on a summer’s day at the ballpark are behind us. Let us rejoice.
The beer foam machines are made by the Japanese beer company Kirin, and the way it works is that beer foam is agitated in the machine and then flash frozen at 23 degrees. The frozen foam is then swirled on top of the beer like froyo, insulating the liquid beneath. Our good friends at Deadspin took the frozen foam out for a test run and have provided a video of the experience. And the final verdict? Apparently it works, although you do have to dig a bit to get the beer to come through the foam. Now if we could only solve the problem of $12 Bud Lights at the ballpark, all would be right with the world.