Imagine a world where you look down, and you are holding that ice cold beer you were just thinking about… at the exact moment the thirst hit. Is this some kind of sorcery, even wizardry you ask!? Relax, this isn’t a movie…it’s the future of convenience!

Here’s a quiz. Try to solve one, two, or all of the following pain points that beer consumers endure:

  •      Running out of beer unexpectedly
  •      Lugging beer home from the store (if it’s snowing, forget it)
  •      Beer store is closed/far away
  •      Not knowing which beer to bring to that party
  •      Beer of choice not in stock/carried in store
  •      Hard to try new beers or know if you will like them
  •      Warm beer…NOT ACCEPTABLE
  •      Which beer to pair with which food
  •      Waiting (for what seems like hours) for your beer at that new bar

These are just some of the problems we know are going on for our customers, but don’t be limited by the above. Our goal is to work to solve any/all consumer pain points you can possibly think of—ones that maybe don’t even exist yet!

Here are some general starter solutions to get the creative juices flowing:

  •      Prediction & Recommendation Systems—which will be based on time, place, setting, physical activity etc.
  •      Smart fridges
  •      Smart bars
  •      Beer vending machines
  •      Tracking your craft beer consumption and preferences (to avoid future decision making dilemmas)
  •      Last mile delivery (by any means possible --cars, bikes, delivery people with backpacks, drones (hey, it could happen)
  •      Virtual beer inventory


  • Reminder that participants need to sign up for the Hackathon here!
  • Teams of 4 people
  • Please read the Winners Waiver. You will be required to verify that you agree with the Winners Waiver to be elligible to participate.


  • Use at least one API

  • Produce an MVP

  • Cannot use pre-developed projects, must be original


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Top Prize

$10,000 cash and $500 in Postmates delivery service credit

Runner Up

$3,500 cash

Third Place

$1,500 cash

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How to enter

Please apply to participant in the Hackathon here.


Philip James

Philip James
Founder, Lot 18

Jason Saltzman

Jason Saltzman
CEO, Alley

Maisie DeVine

Maisie DeVine
Head of Convenient Solutions

Judging Criteria

  • Criteria
    Each team must use at least one API, produce an MVP and projects must be original

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