Re: What's wrong with...fridge
Sod the down votes this is a proper designer talking.
Loads of detailed comments further down which are really over engineering, but the basic requirement is to have beer available without having to send someone to get it.
Oh, and the obvious fun bit (of the more practical designs) is in the transport of filled glasses without spillage. Pending further information I am assuming that snacks and drinks are self service, so loading the platform is going to be the major development task, not the trundling bit. The beer is also going to be bottled/canned so no glass filling required prior to transport. If the office provider is foolish enough to have a full time barperson then table service is a small part of the role.
Reminds me strongly of the urban legend that NASA spemt millions developing a pen which would write in zero gravity, whilst the Russians used a pencil.
As for lateral thinking, how about a mobile desk which the journo can push/drive to the snacks area and back? Make it a stand up one and work, exercise and refreshment can be combined.
Complicated design can be fun but how many times have developers gone off on one without even reading/receiving the full requirements?