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Self-serve beer vending units may be coming to Miller Park

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - The way beer is regulated, you might think it's impossible to buy it from vending machines.

But baseball fans in Minneapolis are doing it -- and the food vendor for the Milwaukee Brewers wants to offer it, too.

SportsService Incorporated has filed an application with Milwaukee's licensing division for the okay to install two self-service beer vending units in Miller Park. A city panel will consider the request next month.

The idea of course, is to speed up purchases for baseball fans so they can get back to the action on the field.

Fans would go to a cash register, show ID's, and then buy cards for certain monetary amounts. Those cards would be scanned at the vending machines, where buyers could choose the brands and amounts of beer that they want.

Monitors would be at the machines to double-check ID's and ban those who look like they've had one too many.

The Minnesota Twins were reportedly the first Major League Baseball team to offer self-service beer, a couple weeks before they hosted the All-Star Game in mid-July.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)