As fun as riding the beer bike around the streets of Ottawa sounds, Meek says it will only be used at events and pubs with liquor licences. “Liquor permits are part of a geography,” say Meek. “We can basically wheel it onto a licensed location and just start pouring beer.” The beer bike can also be rented for backyard parties, but must be accompanied by a Kichesippi Beer Co. staff member for two reasons. “It’s a safety factor but also a story factor. We like having a story about the brewery, beer and bike,” says Meek. “There’s a certain branding attached to it.”
Good idea. More here. But you see where this is going, right? Mobile growler fills. Why not? Why can't a van or even bike loaded with a variety of craft beers travel through the suburbs on warm summer evenings offering to fill half gallon jugs for happy home owners? Anyone out there heard of such a thing? There's the beer bike in Amsterdam but that is more like a moving bar. And Rice University in the States has a competition by the same name. Here is a Flickr photo set from the maker of the bike in Ottawa, one of which is shown above.