Have you ever been outside and craved a cold, refreshing beer? Of course you have. Maybe you’re craving one right now. But what can you do about this craving?

Naturally, you can hope someone will be kind enough to bring you a beer. But if no one’s cooperating (rude), you’re forced to get up, go inside, and grab one yourself. That is, unless you’ve recently installed a HopfenHohle.

The HopfenHohle is an underground beer cooler. Yeah, you heard that right! It’s designed in the shape of a wide tube that is inserted into the ground. The top then closes to make it look like it’s part of the yard (you can even put a flower pot on top of it).

You then load beer into a lift system. Here you have two options: You can use a lift system that you lift up manually, or a hydraulic system. It holds up to 15 beers, so you’ll have plenty of space to store your favorite brews. It’s like a tiny doomsday bunker for alcohol.

But how exactly does this amazing underground cooler keep your booze cold? Well, have you ever heard of geothermal heat pumps? During the summer, these pumps pull cold air from under the house to help cool off the home. That’s exactly how this device works.

Thanks to the ground being cooler than the surface temperature, the ground itself acts as the cooler. In fact, depending on the time of year and the soil, you can cool your beer down to around 46 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

So stop dragging yourself all the way inside for a fresh brew like it’s the 1600s. Stay outside so you can keep enjoying the finer things in life — like the ability to grab a cold, refreshing beer right from the earth!

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