Wis. Brewery Testing Out Beer Drones

UPDATE: FAA Grounds Wis. Brewery’s Proposed Drone Delivery

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Is it a viral ad or is it the next big thing in brewski?

Last month, Amazon announced it was testing out drones to deliver packages. Now a Wisconsin brewery is apparently trying out the idea for itself.

According to a video posted on YouTube, the folks at Stevens Point-based Lakemaid Beer are testing out the new technology on Lake Waconia.

Ice fishers put in a request for brews, and a drone flies it out to them.

The company plans to test the beer drones on Mille Lacs next, but there remain a few kinks they still have to work out, like for instance how to check the ID of buyers.

The Fort Mill Times reports that the Federal Aviation Administration also restricts the commercial use of drones by small businesses, but may issue new regulations by 2015.


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