Make mine a pint!

BEER-BIN-071-460x250There aren’t many uses for a 240 litre yellow clinical waste wheelie bin, and serving beer isn’t one that springs immediately to mind.

A Scottish craft brewery has developed a wheelie colourful and quirky way of getting its beer to a party.

Staff at the Speyside Craft Brewery in Forres, Moray, have put a new twist on the demand for portable bars by installing all the equipment needed to pour a perfect pint in a bright yellow wheelie bin.

The container has also been fitted with bigger wheels to help it negotiate rougher terrains, such as a beach, garden or woodland.

Portable bars are becoming available in the drinks industry, but none of them offer the fun and flexibility of Speyside Brewery’s ‘wheel ale’ offering. The brewery’s young MD, Seb Jones, said the idea came when he investigated the market.

“We were looking for something that enabled us to provide our beer in perfect condition under any circumstance, and nothing was out there,” he said.

All of the brewery’s beers can be dispensed from the beer wheelie, and replacing an empty barrel is simplicity itself.

The colour of the bin was chosen to reflect the brewery’s corporate colours, but Seb admitted that there could be an unexpected use.

“It’s coloured-coded to normally hold clinical waste, but that does mean it can easily be smuggled into a hospital to help revive the flagging taste buds of a hospitalised real ale fan” said Seb.

I just hope that they gave it a good wash first!




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