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Last Updated: Saturday, 16 August, 2003, 15:56 GMT 16:56 UK
Five second pint-puller launched
Pint being poured
Waiting for a beer could become a matter of seconds rather than minutes
Waiting a long time to be served at the bar could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new device which can pour pints in just five seconds.

The technology will enable bar staff to pour ten pints in less than a minute, spelling an end to the foot-tapping wait drinkers normally endure for their favourite tipple.

The Publican newspaper said Coors Brewers had teamed up with dispensing specialists, IMI Cornelius, to trial the new system in outlets for their Carling brand.

Pubs where speed of service is crucial will benefit most from the new device.

The groundbreaking system serves beer at two degrees Celsius and can pour lager in half-pint, pints and four-pint jug servings.

'Good, quick service'

A spokeswoman for Coors Brewers said: "We are carrying out preliminary trade trials with a fast dispensing system.

"However until the results of these trials have been evaluated, there is no further information available."

Rob Hayward, chief executive of the British Beer and Pub Association, said: "It is an innovation which the customers will welcome because they clearly want to be served with good quality in high-volume locations.

"They expect good and quick service. This development will hopefully contribute towards that."

He predicted the initial cost of the device would come down if it proved successful.

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