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PBRNUT 12-30-2009 04:25 AM

Beertender Beer
 
I have heard that New Castle is now making the kegs for the beertender, does anyone know about this? Against my better judgement my MIL bought the FIL a beertender for xmas(Isuggested a Tap A Draft so he could drink my beer). He is ok with the Heiny kegs but wants something different. If anyone in Indy has seen these definately let me know..Thanks..

cercueil 02-08-2010 07:54 PM

From wikipedia "Newcastle Brown Ale Draught Keg's are being offered in a limited number of markets in the U.S. These markets are Chicago, Minneapolis, LA and San Diego"

I haven't seen any information about them shipping to any other states. I have one sitting on my bar brand new but I just can't seem to buy Heineken..I would buy New Castle because thats the "one and only" but there are a lot of other 5L pressurized kegs that don't make it to the U.S. which is a shame because they would sell a lot more of them if you could have more variety than 1 beer!

slowbie 02-08-2010 08:35 PM

Bell's Oberon comes in one of those mini kegs. I don't know anything about the beertender or if compatibility could be an issue, but that would certainly be a big step up from Heineken in my book.

Freezeblade 02-08-2010 08:45 PM

Yeah, I've seen these about and was considering getting one if they go on sale, on tap newcastle is way better than that horrible skunky stuff in bottle. we'll see.

smmcdermott 02-08-2010 09:08 PM

I have seen commercials and ads in magazines, but that is all. I would def get one though.

firebird77 02-09-2010 03:56 AM

I haven't seen Newcastle there, but there are 3 or 4 5L kegs available at my local take out place.

cercueil 02-09-2010 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by slowbie (Post 1870061)
Bell's Oberon comes in one of those mini kegs. I don't know anything about the beertender or if compatibility could be an issue, but that would certainly be a big step up from Heineken in my book.

There are 2 types of 5 L kegs. The ones you see that have the spout on the bottom are gravity fed. Basically they pressurize the keg to a certain level. You open it up and drink it probably within the first day or so or it will go flat. The heineken keg has a small co2 cartridge within it. This will keep the beer pressurized and fresh for about 30 days. Its only 10 pints so thats not a problem. The only thing the beertender really does is keep the beer cold by providing a housing for it so that you don't have to open the refrigerator every time to pour some beer. If more companies can make the 5L pressurized kegs I think this device would be great. Its probably too expensive to make only 10 pints in a keg??

slowbie 02-09-2010 02:40 PM

Okay, I think Bell's is the wrong kind then. I've never gotten it personally, but I took a look at the store when I first saw it and I think it was gravity fed.

Freezeblade 02-09-2010 09:53 PM

The gravity feed you can re-use and fill with homebrew though!

slowbie 02-10-2010 01:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Freezeblade (Post 1872484)
The gravity feed you can re-use and fill with homebrew though!

I saw someone on craigslist that turns them into birdfeeders.


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