I blog primarily over at "geosciblog" (http://geosciblog.blogspot.com), I am doing this one for fun. It is inspired by 30+ years of beer can collecting and having tried more than 3,000 different American beers during that time. “. . . And beer was drunk with reverence, as it ought to be.” — G. K. Chesterton

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

A reader sent me this link to a new invention. Many of us will slap and kick ourselves for not thinking of this.

It is the "Beer Octopus", actually it is a keg tapper with four spigots, so four cups of beer (or mouths if you are already on the floor) can be filled at once.

Just think, fewer "bottlenecks" at the keg.

However, bottlenecks at the keg are a good excuse to talk to someone, perhaps offer to fill a lady's glass for her, so she doesn't have to stand in line. So there might be some downsides to this.

Maybe the reason that this hadn't been invented before is that any inspiration, born of standing in line waiting for the single tap to fill a glass, was lost to alcohol later in the evening. One beer might be good for the imagination, but multiple beers might make you forget any new ideas.

Yada, yada.

Will be in New Orleans for the next few days to help with a church-related volunteer effort. Will probably be no where near the French Quarter.
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