Beer connoisseurs like to try before they buy, just like the rest of us. Yet most bartenders are reluctant to open the high-end bottled stuff for just a speculative sip. Enter the BeerVault, a new innovation in fine beer sampling, preservation and display.
The BeerVault siphons bottled beers into UV-filtering clear acrylic canisters, which are backlit and suspended above the bar. Inside each canister, the beer is kept at bottle pressure and cooled by a surrounding clear liquid glycol. Bartenders can dispense quantities of any size and patrons are free to admire the many shades of amber on showcase.