Australian design firm Jones Chijoff, has designed the BeerVault for the bar owners to preserve and display their finest beers for sampling and beyond. This particular project was conceptualized for Melbourne-based bar Biero to solve its sampling problem. The BeerVault fits the high-end beer bottles into UV-filtering clear acrylic canisters, which are backlit and suspended above the bar. Each beer is kept under the same pressure as it was while in the bottle, thus preserving its taste, while also keeping it chilled and ready-to-serve via a clear volume of liquid glycol that surrounds it and circulates through a chiller.
Bartenders can dispense quantities as small as they want, allowing customers to not only sample beers but also order them based on the colors of those on display. The BeerVault is currently available only for hire while Jones Chijoff readies its marketing plans.