My friend Brian Hunt from Moonlight Brewing sent me this fun little item. Thanks Brian. It seems someone in the Netherlands built a beer bar bicycle that they call Het Foute Fietcafe.
It appears there is one cyclist who sits in the middle and five on each side of the bar who have to pedal sideways.
There’s a barrel at the front but I don’t think it actually holds any beer.
Someone in Minneapolis has imported one from the Netherlands, though they call their bicycle bar a Pedal Pub, and it’s available for rent, too. They even went so far as to have the Minnesota law changed, effective May 16, 2008, that now “allows passengers aboard the PedalPub to consume alcohol while aboard the PedalPub.” Does this mean you can now work off the calories from your beer at the exact same time you’re consuming them?
I’m surprised New Belgium doesn’t have one these given their love of all things bicycly, not to mention their Tour de Fat.
The Beer Nut says
I can tell you from experience that when that thing hoves into view over a canal bridge it is absolutely terrifying.
“Someone in Minneapolis has also now built one.”
His name’s Al Boyce, but he didn’t build it. It was imported from The Netherlands.
In Al’s version, the barrel in the front has keg hookups so you’ll never run out while on the road!
I’m pretty sure Sierra Nevada has one of these. I’ll dig up the picture if I can find it.
Tom Dalldorf says
We ran a pix of Sierra Nevada’s bike bar in the Oct/Nov 2008 issue of Celebrator page 52. And they DO have a refer on board with two taps. Guy in the front steers, guy in the back fills pints. We peddled our asses off.