Sochi Olympics: Canada Olympic House refrigerator scans Canadian passport, gives free beer (Photo)


Feb 7, 2014; Sochi, RUSSIA; Hayley Wickenheiser leads the delegation from Canada during the opening ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Fisht Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Being in a foreign country, you tend to miss some of the creature comforts from home. The Canadian Olympic Committee knew this and decided to place a refridgerator stocked with beer in Canada’s Olympic House. But this isn’t just any type of fridge, no, it’s a special one.

The red and white painted refrigerator has a camera reader installed that will only unlock it if you have a Canadian passport. Have one? You’re in luck and you get your free beer. Not from Canada? Tough luck, hoser.

Many countries try to provide some normalcy to those on foreign grounds, but this one might be the best we’ve seen yet.

I’m going to assume there is somebody there to stock the beer because I’m pretty sure those cold brew-skies aren’t going to last long considering they’re unguarded.

Of course, these aren’t technically new (though they are to Sochi) as they’ve been placed throughout Europe in recent months. The fridges are operated by Molson.

You can watch a video of how they work below:

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