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Tag Archives: Keg

• Built-in keg fridge makes beer dreams come true

Built-in keg fridge makes beer dreams come true

If you love beer, you’re going to love high-end refrigerator maker True’s built-in Beverage Dispensers. These beer keg fridges allow you to install a single or double beer tap on either an indoor or outdoor kitchen counter. The Beverage Dispenser comes in both 15-inch and 24-inch wide models in either stainless steel or overlay panels.

• Amateur rocketeers to launch beer into ‘space’ – drink it on return to Earth

Amateur rocketeers to launch beer into ‘space’ – drink it on return to Earth

Team Numb from Portland, Oregon will launch a keg of beer this September The group of amateur rocket enthusiasts has done two launches before Their small rocket will launch to a height of 20,000 feet above the ground Admittedly that’s quite a long way from ‘space’, which is 330,000 feet high The cargo the rocket […]

• Top 10 Ways To Recycle A Beer Keg

Top 10 Ways To Recycle A Beer Keg

The eco-conscious among us have long trumpeted the benefits of so called “up-cycling” in which disused items are given a new lease of life and a completely new use. But as this list proves, some have taken their ability to transform an everyday object, such as an unassuming and tired beer keg, to another level.

• The Loving Care and Feeding of Homebrew Kegs

The Loving Care and Feeding of Homebrew Kegs

If you keg your homebrew, you probably use repurposed soda kegs (a.k.a. Corny kegs).  Although a good rinse with cleaning solution will sometimes do the trick, sooner or later you’ll want to break down your kegs to clean them fully, replace malfunctioning poppet valves, and swap out O-rings. Keg maintenance is very easy once you […]

• Wine in kegs new market for Napa wineries

Wine in kegs new market for Napa wineries

A  new trend is opening up a new market for a few Napa Valley wineries: Wine in kegs. The Kitchen Door restaurant that opened this week in the Oxbow Public Market, is only the latest local eatery adopting a very old idea: Serving from a keg. In the old days, of course, it was from […]

• Brewers, take note! New keg washing & racking machine goes compact

Brewers, take note! New keg washing & racking machine goes compact

KHS has developed a compact keg washing and racking machine for small and medium sized brewers and other beverage makers. The German filling and packaging company claims that the new Innokeg Till CombiKeg is both compact and flexible. At a viewing at its plant in Kriftel, Germany, KHS said brewers were impressed that a machine […]

• Brewers: You can lease beer kegs…in New Zealand anyway

Brewers: You can lease beer kegs…in New Zealand anyway

An enterprising Christchurch man is offering the boutique beer industry a whole new lease on kegs – literally. Print representative Andrew Sharpe is a huge fan of craft beer, and well known in the industry as the man behind many of New Zealand’s leading beer labels. “The boutique beer industry in New Zealand is quite […]

• Manly soap creator of 'Homebrew Soaps' just adds beer

Manly soap creator of 'Homebrew Soaps' just adds beer

A home brewer for about a decade, Bruce Payne keeps a mini-keg tapped and chilled inside his Grand Rapids home. In fact, he likes his home brew so much that he even washes his hair with it. While this may seem like a blasphemous waste of precious craft beer, Payne is profiting off his willingness […]

• Capturing spirits: The (nearly) lost art of keg & barrel making

Capturing spirits: The (nearly) lost art of keg & barrel making

Walking up to Gibbs Brothers Cooperage in Hot Springs, the first thing you notice is the sharp, sour/sweet smell of drying oak. The scent pervades the place; has seeped into its pores and the dirt it stands on. The Gibbs family has been making traditional white oak kegs and barrels here since 1927. They’ve been […]

• Beer tents packed as Munich's first non-smoking Oktoberfest opens

Beer tents packed as Munich's first non-smoking Oktoberfest opens

Munich – The beer tents at Oktoberfest were packed Saturday even before the mayor of Munich, Christian Ude, had officially inaugurated the annual festival beer with two whacks of a hammer to open the first keg. This year’s Oktoberfest, set to run till October 4, is the first where smoking is banned. Munich is standing […]