Claw machine for beer

You know those claw grab games where you can win a stuffed animal? Well, now there's a similar game, but with a very different prize.

It's a quick, cheap way to quench a thirst. You just have to be good at the game. Ryan Schwarz has helped change the classic game of fetch.

"Ah, the brew bucket," says inventor Ryan Schwarz. "As far as the game in general, it's simple, it's classic. Everybody is familiar with how to play it."

So with the basics already there, Ryan along with his wife Laura and friend J.R. started to think. Laura was about to grab on to an idea, clearly outside the box.

"So we just started talking about different ideas of what would be a little more fun than the usual stuffed animal," Laura said. "And I just said, what if we did beer?"

So the "what ifs" turned into reality. The three worked on a prototype and found a company in New Jersey to give them a hand in having it built. The game is pretty much the same. You put a buck or two in and work your magic, trying to pick up one of the 38-bottles.

"Everyone is competitive to a certain degree whether they want to admit it or not and this brings out the best in people I think," Ryan said.

The three are a little surprised no one has latched onto this idea already. After all, the game has been around for decades.

"So many great ideas never come to life because people just aren't willing to take that leap of faith," Laura said. "We just said, you know, if it failed at least we had fun and at the very least we each have a Brew Buckit in our basement."


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