Patent Number: 8,584,897

Title: Systems and methods for producing a cooling beverage

Abstract: A system for cooling a beverage and dispensing a beverage cooling medium comprises a beverage line connectable to a beverage supply for transporting beverage from the beverage supply through a conduit to a beverage dispense valve at a dispensation site, and a cooling line for transporting a cooling medium through the conduit so as to allow heat exchange between the cooling medium in the cooling line and the beverage in the beverage line. The cooling line is connectable to the beverage supply or to a second beverage supply such that the cooling medium is a beverage cooling medium. The system further comprises a cooling medium dispense valve in communication with the cooling line at the dispensation site for dispensing the beverage cooling medium. The system is further operative for dispensing a frozen particle-containing beverage through a python.

Inventors: Belcham; Robert David John (Sutton Coldfield, GB)

Assignee: Scottish & Newcastle Limited

International Classification: B67B 7/00 (20060101); F25D 3/08 (20060101); B67D 7/80 (20100101); G01F 11/28 (20060101); G01F 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/19/12018