What you’re looking at here is one of the two new centralized keg stations that keep the beer flowing at Madison Square Garden. Kyle Stack reported on the new installation for ESPN Magazine, and it was something that I simply had to share.
With more than 1,000 kegs feeding 566 taps at 45 beer stands through 38 miles of temperature-controlled tubing, it’s an amazing feat of beer engineering.
A few more amazing stats:
- The farthest distance between a keg station and a beer stand is 550 feet. The shortest is just six feet.
- The system uses 6 miles of copper coolant line to keep the beer between 34 and 36 degrees while being delivered.
- The concession-stand taps can dispense up to a gallon of beer per minute, balancing speed with foam prevention.
[Via: Kyle Stacks]