Kiwi’s beer-on-tap home almost Tui good to be true

2013-09-19 00:00

A NEW Zealand man this weekend fell victim to the ultimate in practical jokes, filmed by his friends on a battery of cameras hidden throughout his home.

With the help of a local brewery the group of pals carried out the elaborate operation after their friend, identified only as Russ, went out.

After being described as the best prank ever by international media houses, their video has since Monday garnered more than 1,5 million viewers on YouTube.

In the video, Russ’s friends explain how it took them a day to connect the main water line into his house to vats of beer instead. “Took us all day to set up but it was worth it when the icy cool beer came pouring out.”

They also hid 14 CCTV cameras inside the house and then hid in the garden shed to watch his reaction on monitors as Russ arrives home with his partner and their dog. She turns on the tap and frowns in surprise as the booze flows from the tap.

The video shows how Russ tests out the supply. “What the hell?” he exclaims, inspecting the stream of alcoholic beverage with a sniff.

‘It looks like cold beer too,’ he says to his partner as he runs to the bathroom to find the taps there also spew forth cold, foamy, beer.

The somewhat amused homeowner gets into his overalls to crawl beneath his house to investigate. As he sees the vats below his home, he laughs.

His mates surprise him with a roar as he emerges from the crawl space.

Brewer Tui is now using the video in an Internet advertisement campaign. One of the many comments on the prank states: “If you’re going to plumb a house with beer, you may as well use Tui, it’s pretty much exactly like water anyway … cheap and tasteless”.

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