31 May 2012
I couldn’t resist. We’ve seen bottom-up/magnetic based cup dispensers before, but not with a Tornado! Now comes Asahi Beer’s Tornado Beer Dispenser. News from Inventorspot:
Designed for restaurants, bars and beer gardens, the Tornado Beer Dispenser from Japan's Asahi Beer pours a perfect mug of beer every time with an interesting side effect: a tiny, twisting tornado spins away in the center of the mug before joining the ideally engineered head rising over the mug's rim.
The dispenser features a pair of, for want of a better term, filling pads onto which the suddenly inadequate bartender locks a specially designed plastic beer mug. An injector nozzle built into the pad is forced into a complementary hole in the base of the glass. Flip a switch and draft beer (Asahi Super Dry, we assume) spurts into the mug – not upwards, but sideways so the beer won't be overly agitated and lose its carbonation Full details and pictures here.