Dodger Stadium now is selling something called Frozen Beer Foam. Let that soak in for a moment, as it provides for a perfect example of something that begs the question, “How in the heck did it take so long to come up with this idea?”
But it be true, it has taken this long for somebody to figure out a way to create a beer that will stay perfectly chilly in the hot summer sun, courtesy of a semi-frozen beer foam dispensed right on top a cold beer.
(slaps forehead again)
Food Beast has the digs on the genius idea that is “Kirin Ichiban Frozen Draft,” which utilizes a piece of equipment that for all intents and purposes is a glorified margarita machine, which produces a product that will keep a beer nice and cold for 30 minutes:
The foam, served at -5 degrees Celsius or 23 degrees Fahrenheit, was created to top a pint glass and form an insulated layer that ‘protects your beer’ in the daytime heat.
The process essentially breaks down into 2 easy steps for a bartender, or in this case a newbie Dodger Stadium employee. Step 1, pour the beer out of the tap. Normally, I would add ‘Tilt The Glass!,’ but because you’re essentially topping the bear with frozen head anyway, it doesn’t really matter in this case. Step 2, conjure your skills as a frozen yogurt employee because adding the frozen foam is aesthetically similar.
Fantastic. Below is a video of the Kirin Ichiban Frozen Draft in action:
Brilliant. Absolutely, positively brilliant.
One thing that is not so brilliant: The cost. Not surprisingly, given that the frozen beer foam beer is served at a ballpark, a 16-ounce glass of beer with the frozen beer foam on top will cost you $10. But in the end, for such a novel item, it would be well worth the cost.
[H/T For the Win]