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Self-Serve Beer Machines at Target Field in Time for All-Star Game

Updated: 07/24/2014 7:58 PM
Created: 07/07/2014 12:30 PM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart

The Minnesota Twins say Target Field is the first major league ballpark to serve beer from a vending machine.

The first self-serve beer station debuted Sunday during the game against the New York Yankees. A second station is expected to be added in time for the All-Star Game next week.

In order to get your brew from the vending machine, you buy a card from a concession cashier and prove your age. Fans can then preload a $10 or $20 card. A $50 card will be available for the All-Star Game.

Once the card is scanned at the vending machine, you can tap up to 48 ounces every 15 minutes. The machine offers four beers, including Bud, Bud Light, Shock Top Lemon Shandy and Goose Island 312 Urban Pale Ale.

ESPN reports this also allows customers to control how much they spend, with prices ranging from 38 to 40 cents per ounce.

Just like the concession stands, the machines will stop dispensing beer by the seventh inning.

Concessions at Target Field are controlled by Delaware North's Sportservice.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Minnesota Twins

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