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BeerTender Home Beer-Tap System

Updated on January 25, 2012

Easy to use Home Beer-Tap System

Last year we hosted a large BBQ and as I didn’t really know what everyone drank I purchased a 5L Heineken Draught Keg. Essentially a large metal barrel, this Keg has an internal carbonator that allows you to pour draught beer directly from the Keg.

The problem I had was that it took me quite a while to get used to the simple plastic pouring system and so I ended up with a very large head and very little beer; also as you have to keep the beer cold, I also had to clear out a huge amount of my fridge much to the chagrin of my wife.

Hence The Beer Tender is the ideal complement to the Heineken Draught Keg. This super little Beer Tender appliance is a cooling system that provides a constant temperature for the 5L Heineken Keg, but also provides a more consistent and easier to use pour system.

In addition, the LCD display panel has a volume and temperature indicator, thus you always know the temperature of your beer as well as when you need to buy a new keg. It is very easy to setup and use and takes less than a minute to start using.

Key features and dimension

  • It’s a home beer-tap system
  • It keeps the keg at the ideal serving temperature and is silent
  • It has a volume and temperature LED
  • Keeps the beer fresh for 30 days
  • Easy to clean
  • 18 x 19.5 x 12 inches

Available Kegs:

In the USA & UK

  • Heineken
  • New Castle Brown

In the Netherlands:

  • Affligem abbey beer
  • Amstel (Amstel pilsener, Amstel 1870)
  • Brand (Brand pilsener, Brand Urtyp)
  • Heineken (Heineken Pilsener)
  • Murphy's Irish Red
  • Wieckse Witte

In Austria

  • Gösser beer
  • Heineken (Heineken Pilsener)
  • Zipfer beer
  • Puntigamer

In Switzerland

  • Heineken (Heineken Pilsener)
  • Calanda (Calanda Lager)
  • Gösser beer

Competitors

Philips and InBev produce a similar system which uses a six liter jeg. Essentially the systems are the same, however Philips claim that this system produces a better draught beer. Their PerfectDraft system comes with a whole range of beers. (Including Grolsch, Jupiler, Beck's, Stellar Artois and many more). It is currently not available in the US.

Conclusion

I have no doubt that over time you will see a lot more Kegs come out using this system. It is easy to use and actually looks pretty good. It’s a great alternative to some of the more expensive solutions available.

 

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      Simon Cook 7 years ago from NJ, USA

      GusTheRedneck: great thanks! I really hope this becomes more popular - there are a lot of domestic and non-domestic beers that could definitely benefit from this - personally I'd love to see some of the craft beers come in 'keg' form - to be able to pour a proper real-ale at home, without having to go to the expense of getting a professionl tap system is great for people like me!

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      Gustave Kilthau 7 years ago from USA

      Thanks SimeyC - A very useful article and well written. I have a buddy in the wholesale artisan beer distribution business. I will share the link to your article with him.

      Gus :-)))

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