A tall glass of beer will cost you just 16 cents at one local Me-N-Ed’s on Tap restaurant come Thursday.
As part of the grand re-opening, the Me-N-Ed’s on Tap location off of Temperance and Highway 168 will be selling beer for 1 cent per ounce Thursday.
That’s a mere 16 pennies for a pint of beer!
Throw down two quarters, and you’ve got yourself three beers.
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But before beer drinkers rush to wait in line with pennies in your pocket from money found under the sofa cushion, understand that there are few quick catches.
First, the 1-cent-per-ounce-of-beer promotion runs only from 4-5 p.m. Thursday.
Second, the beer is limited to Ed’s Red Beer – and there’s no getting around that. Ed’s Red is a beer made by Fresno-based Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Co.
Plus, the promotion is good only while supplies last during that hour.
So come early and have your change ready.
This Me-N-Ed’s on Tap, which is located in the Technology Business Park, will be open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
In addition to the penny beer sale, the grand re-opening will highlight the restaurant’s 20-plus self-pour taps and a new menu.
There also will be live music from 5-8 p.m.
The first Me-n-Ed’s on Tap debuted last summer, offering a part pizza parlor and part craft beer bar.
The Bee’s Bethany Clough gave this rundown of how the self-serve beer bar works:
The self-serve taps require customers to pay for their beers first.
They can get up to 32 ounces (two 16-ounce glasses).
The cashier hands customers bracelets with the Me-N-Ed’s logo that track how much beer the customers pour.
Customers pick their beer from the line of taps, each tap with a little computer screen that gives information about the beer, including alcohol content and price per ounce. When the bracelet gets near the tap, a green light appears giving the customer the go-ahead to pour.
The bracelet is communicating with the tap using radio-frequency identification, or RFID. It’s the same technology that Fresno libraries use in their book self-checkout systems, and is also used in pet microchips to reunite lost pets with their owners.
It also tracks how much of that Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA, for example, customers are pouring.
And this is where customers can get adventurous.
“You usually play it safe and (buy) a beer you’re familiar with. Here you can try something new,” says John Ferdinandi, president and CEO of Fresno-based Milano International, the company that owns Me-N-Ed’s.