Draft beer is a recognized form of fresh and flavorful beer on tap from a kegerator system. In most cases ,
this form of beer is served at bars or restaurants
as a flavorful and inexpensive
beer. However, you can enjoy refreshing, cheap and flavorful beer at home; with a kegerator.
The word draft is comes from the English for the word
“draught” which means ‘to pull’
from a cask with a hand
pump. Draught beer often refers to beer ‘on
tap’ that comes from containers 5 gallon or
less. Click here to see
other sizes, less than 5 gallons, that keg beer comes
The major difference between
bottled / caned beer and keg beer is the pasteurization
process in the brewery. Keg beer is almost never pasteurized and
that means the keg MUST be kept cold, but NOT allowed to freeze. And ultimately
this is the way beer should taste; not from a pasteurized can. It is well documented that pasteurized
beer, is packaged at very high temperatures
that kill the flavor of the beer..
Keg has become a term of used in the 1950s as pasteurised draught beers were replacing more traditional european style cask beers. The quality of the kegging process at the brewery was not as good as it is today, and sometimes the keg beers are referred to as tasting like 'Plastic Beer'. Some beer drinkers believed that chemicals were used to create a foam head.
Despite this consumer concern, keg beer was replacing traditional cask ale in all parts of the europe, primarily because it requires less care to handle. However new, small microbreweries have sprung up to serve those consumers who prefer traditional cask beer. Today many pubs in europe will serve both keg and cask beer.
Fresh Kegerator Beer.
and handlers of beer spend a lot of distribution dollars
to keep kegs at the proper temperatures after leaving
the brewery. This also includes getting the keg to
the consumers within the freshness date of a keg.
A keg of beer is usually considered ‘brewery
fresh’ between 30 to 45 days after leaving the
brewery and it is the responsibility of the product
stream to ensure this happens. Ultimately, the result
is a much higher quality, brewery fresh taste and
body out of the beer served from a kegerator.
Drinking From A Kegerator.
Draft beer is also a treat most people do not have
access to at home. So for many beer drinkers they
can only get the quality, fresh, easy drinking flavors
from draught beer at bars or restaurants, and beer
on tap is excellent. When people drink good beer they
have good times; enjoying good beer is essential to
a beer drinking experience. When enjoying good beer
why should we have to pay more for it? Why not enjoy
a quality drink for half the cost? Why not drink from
home out of your own draught beer system and pay pennies
for the beer your drink, all while avoiding strict
DUI laws and penalties? Draught beer saves you money
with each beer you drink. Think about the $3.00 (plus
tip) draughts you have ordered from a bar before;
now think of drinking from your OWN draft beer system
and spending only 85 cents – or less - on those
same draughts beers. Do your own math per keg and
discover how much you can save from pouring your own
keg draft beers.
Draft Beer Saves The Planet.
Not only does drinking beer save you money to spend
elsewhere, but it also shows you care about the environment.
Keeping bottles and cans out of the landfill and recycling
centers saves resources. Be kind to our planet and
drink from reusable cups. It’s easy, you have
plenty of glasses around, wash them and reuse them.
Every little effort for the environment helps.
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