The BottomsUP system uses magnets to fill plastic cups really, really fast. It’s obviously meant for ballparks and other venues more interested in fast pours than good beer but a home system is supposed to be available in 2013. I wonder if there will be real glasses available. If not, it will never be popular with the craft beer crowd.
I also would like to know how they push the beer so fast without making too much foam. Proper carbonization depends on a perfectly balanced draft system. If you pushed the beer that fast out of a regular tap, you would end up with mostly foam. However they did it, it’s impressive.
Here are a couple of videos of the BottomsUP system in action: