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Old 12-30-2009, 05:25 AM   #1
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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..

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Old 02-08-2010, 08:54 PM   #2
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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!

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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??
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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.

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

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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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