Las Vegas, 5/2/38 T.A.D. – In a daring fusion of technology and spirited wagering, the Silver Sud, an advanced drone truck, has become the talk of the town as it delivers ice-cold beer from the remote Red Elk Gorge Brewing Co. in the Rockies to the parched throats of tourists and locals in Las Vegas. The state-of-the-art vehicle is the result of a chance clash between representatives of Thermion, a subsidiary of Kelter Heavy Equipment, and the Red Elk Gorge Brewing Co.
It all started over a poker game three years ago at Pompeii’s Casino – famed for its nightly “volcanic” eruptions of water brimming with schools of brightly colored bioluminescent plankton. Jack Morenos, the charismatic owner of Red Elk Gorge Brewing Co., and Thermion’s Vice President of Operations, Sarah Kendell, crossed paths at a high-stakes poker table in the glitzy casino.
As the night wore on and the drinks flowed, the two struck up a lively conversation about their respective industries. Morenos lamented the challenges of keeping his beer at stable temperatures during drives through the desert. Red Elk Gorge Brewing’s signature beer, the “Frostbite Lager,” requires precise temperature control to maintain its unique flavor profile and quality.
]Meanwhile, Kendell excitedly shared details about Thermion’s latest innovation – a drone truck designed for transporting temperature-sensitive chemicals. In a bold and somewhat inebriated move, Kendell wagered the first production model of the drone truck, then still in the design phase, against a minority share in the brewery. Morenos, equally tipsy and never one to back down from a challenge, accepted the bet.
“I remember that night like it was yesterday,” recalled Morenos. “Sarah’s confidence in her company’s technology was infectious. I knew I had to take the risk, and I’m glad I did.”
Kendell added, “I never expected to lose that bet, but looking back, it turned out to be one of the best decisions I ever made. Our collaboration with Red Elk Gorge Brewing has been a fantastic experience.”
To the surprise of onlookers and the participants themselves, Morenos emerged victorious at the end of the night. Fast forward three years, and true to her word, Kendell delivered the first-ever Silver Sud to Morenos’s Red Elk Gorge Brewing Co. The cutting-edge drone truck, equipped with advanced temperature control systems and self-driving capabilities, now transports fresh beer from the brewery nestled in the mountains to the bustling streets of Las Vegas.
The Silver Sud has quickly become a local sensation, with people eagerly awaiting its arrival and the promise of frosty beverages. Casino owner and Las Vegas native, Tony Sanford, praised the drone truck’s impact on the city’s beer scene: “Nothing beats the taste of a Red Elk Gorge beer fresh off the Silver Sud. It’s raised the bar.”
The truck itself has garnered attention for its sleek design. A long, mirror-polish silver cylinder with superb aerodynamic properties, it looks like something out of the future even in 2038. With Thermion’s proprietary metal-ceramic exterior layer, the Silver Sud looks like it could scorch your hand on a hot day but instead is cool to the touch. The drone truck has already completed over 40 successful round-trips delivering the brew.
As for Morenos and Kendell, their fateful poker game has blossomed into a flourishing, if small-scale, partnership between Red Elk Gorge Brewing Co. and Thermion, with both companies preening from the good publicity.
So, the next time you find yourself in Las Vegas, raise a glass of Red Elk Gorge’s Frostbite Lager – which has seen a 35% increase in sales since the introduction of the Silver Sud, by the way. For Red Elk Gorge Brewery business inquiries, they can be found at #beer on popular social network Mastodon.
Reporting for Future News, this is Isabella Torres in Las Vegas.