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wbutler

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I was at a local sports bar here in Seattle this weekend when I saw this neat setup for having "draft" beer at your table:



Apologies for the blurry cell phone pic. It's basically a plastic pedestal on which is mounted a large clear tube that you can fill with brew. There's a tap on the bottom. Apparently you order it and the waiter brings it filled to your table. Didn't have time to bother the staff since I saw it on the way out the door.

I've tried a couple restaurant shops and looked around on the web, but no luck so far. Does anyone know who the manufacturer of this thing is?
 

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You can find them on ebay pretty cheap.

Frankly, I think they are just a gimmick. If you need more than a beer at a time, what's wrong with a pitcher? That long, skinny tube will get warm faster (more surface area).
 
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Those have been around for some time. There is a smaller tube within the larger tube that is filled with ice to keep the beer cold. My wife bought one from some catalog a couple years ago. It's a neat thing to have in the basement, but we used it once when we first got it and haven't used it since.
 

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Gimmicky nonsense. My beer won't be going in one of these.
 

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In France this is quite popular to get better prices in bars by ordering more at a time. It is called "une girafe" (I am sure that you understand why). It is basically the equivalent of a pitcher, just bigger. Let me tell you that beer did not have time to warm up :)

Now is it useful to have this at home, in addition to your keezer ? I am not sure.
But it is definitely a nice way to present your beer while having some friends over for a party.
 

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Just be warned that if you aren't drinking it fast enough, it will get warm.
There was a place here in London (Ontario) called Taps On Talbot that sold a tap like this to bring to the table. It had a column full of ice in the middle to keep the beer cold as you drink.:ban:
 
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Thanks for all the information! Seems that searching for "beer tube" rather than "beer column" is the key that I was missing... I don't ordinarily rely on others to do my Googling for me, so I'm much obliged.

Looks like there are plenty of choices. Seems that I'm a bit late to the party on this one, but that's a problem easily solved. Thanks again to everyone who helped me dig!
 

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Interesting alternative to a pitcher for gimmicky use in a restaurant. But I don't see any application at home.
 
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