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Friday, October 24, 2014

Los Angeles Dodgers serving frozen foam to keep beers cold

Frozen-beer-foam-DodgersThe Los Angeles Dodgers have figured out a revolutionary new way to keep beers cold on hot summer nights at the ballpark. Kirin, a beer company based in Japan, has developed a product that comes out of a margarita machine as frozen foam for the top of a beer. The Dodgers are the first MLB team to bring it into their stadium.

According to Food Beast, the foam is served at 23 degrees Fahrenheit and is designed to protect a draft beer from the daytime heat. The frozen concoction is added after a draft beer is poured from a standard tap and can supposedly can keep suds cold for up to 30 minutes. Food Beast tested the foam out on a humid, 80-plus degree LA day and said it worked for the full 30 minutes.

Of course, a beer with frozen foam comes at the steep ballpark price of $10. While the idea sounds fantastic, I have two concerns. For starters, is it obnoxious to try to drink beer around the frozen foam without having to eat some of it with each sip? And also, would the foam water down the beer as it melts, thus reducing the carbonation level? I’m no scientist, but these are the things I would worry about. We’ll just have to send our own tester out to try it.

H/T SI Hot Clicks



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