Dan Bush says he’s wiring the kegs to special software that will monitor the beer volume and beam that information to the web. Bush says lovers of certain brews will never be surprised by their preferred kegs being dry when they arrive.
“So, if you’re on Facebook, if you’re on the website or if you’re on the app, you can just pull it up on your phone,” Bush says. “You can see in real time what’s running low, so if it’s one of your favorites, you can come down and get it.”
The software also teaches customers about the beer — what brewery it comes from, how much alcohol is in it, and even what type of glass it’s served in.
“People are really excited about it,” Bush says. “We don’t have anything like it here in the Quad Cities and it’s something that I definitely think makes it more interactive. The more you can engage people, the better.”
Bush plans to offer about 75 varieties of craft beer when Armored Gardens opens this fall on Davenport’s Pershing Street, across the street from the historic Hotel Blackhawk.
(By Benjamin Payne, WVIK, Rock Island)