In further proof that us Americans can sometimes be woefully behind the culinary times, Der Spiegel had an article yesterday about Germany's love of the Bierbike--literally, a bicycle that rides around the city carrying people while serving them beers and blasting bad German pop music.
Um, why haven't Bierbikes infiltrated the United States yet??
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The article, in typical Spiegel understated brilliance, describes the jolly good time had by Germans and tourists alike, along with the backlash that the Bierbike has caused--Munich has banned them, and Düsseldorf is trying to, as well. What's the problem, you may ask? The passengers--if you've ever been on a booze bus headed for Vegas, you'll know exactly what I'm talking about.
Still, the idea is a brilliant one, and one that Germans have further customized--in Frankfurt, there is an Äpplerbike that serves apple cider, and another city specializes in wine bikes. Hey, local micro-brewers: have at it! Even if you just drive around your parking lot, imagine the lines that would arise!