These Are Bottomless Beer Fridges. They Need Homes.

Like Amazon Dash, they automatically restock when they're low

By Kirk Miller

 
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09 November 2016

If you’re like us — which today may or may not be “severely hungover” — you could use a beer right about now.

Thankfully, we've got an office buddy with a fix.

Or, more specifically, Office Bud-e, a workplace beer fridge made and stocked by Anheuser-Busch.

The fridges weigh about 300 pounds and hold 180 beers. The fridge also links, via built-in Wi-Fi and an app, to a local delivery service to “ensure you never run out of your favorite beer brands.”

Currently available for sippin’: Shock Top, Budweiser, Goose Island, Bud Light, Blue Point and (surprisingly) L.A. craft brewers Golden Road.

These fridges appear to be an upscaled take on last year’s much-ballyhooed Bud-E Fridge, a mini refrigerator that held 78 beers and kept a digital counter of your remaining brews (and provided updated sports scores). Those dorm-sized versions were only available in California in a limited test run, but the company had promised to expand the program if things went well.

They must have: this week, we heard about the bigger fridges from ChicagoInno, a tech and business newsletter. In their Nov. 7 newsletter, the company claimed Budweiser was offering them an Office Bud-e and partnering with the booze delivery app Minibar.

Prices for the new units weren’t available when we checked the website; ChicagoInno suggests they’re free but in limited supply. We’ve reached out to Anheuser-Busch for further comment.

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