Ok, here goes. You pour a pitcher of beer and all of a sudden, your son comes to you with a homework problem...a problem you haven't seen since you were his age. It's going to take a long time for you to figure it out yourself. Nah, you just call in the big sister and you go back to drinking your beer.
I'm sure there would be an emergency of some sort that would warrant having The Polar Pitcher. I just can't think of one. So, enjoy your cold beer. The Polar Pitcher is great for outside when the sun is beating down on you and you don't have to worry about your beer getting warm. Restaurants and bars with outside seating would do great with a few of these.
With or without lid