How To Purchase A Keg Of Beer
If you’re planning a keg party, you will need to know how to purchase a keg of beer. It’s definitely not hard to get a keg of beer—people have been drinking draft beer since the dark ages—but there are a few things to consider. Figure out how you will purchase your keg of beer early, and before you know it everyone will be enjoying their favorite golden beverage fresh from the tap.
To buy a keg of beer, you will need:
- An ID that proves you are over 21
- A tub
- A vehicle that can easily transport a keg of beer vertically
- Two people to help move the keg of beer
- Make sure you have a valid ID. If you’re old and gray, this might not be necessary, but some places card everyone.
- Locate a store that sells kegs of beer in the brand that you prefer. Stores that sell beer do not necessarily sell keg beer. Some stores will special order it for you. Other stores keep kegs in stock, but you may have to order your brand.
- Decide how much beer you need. Full kegs are no longer made because of their weight. A half keg contains 15.5 gallons of beer, which is equal to about seven cases of canned beer. A quarter keg is half the size of a half keg.
- Order your keg. Ask if they also supply the tub for the keg, ice to keep it cold and the tap. Ask if they have extra taps if you happen to get a bad one. Find out how much the deposit will be on the keg and the tap in addition to the cost of the keg of beer itself.
- Pick up your keg. Kegs are heavy and should be handled gently. A shaken keg will most likely be a foamy keg when tapped. Two people should load and unload the keg. Store it in the vehicle vertically so that it doesn’t roll around. Take it straight home on a smooth route if possible. Ice it down as soon as it’s unloaded. Allow it to sit on ice for a few hours before tapping.
- Tap the keg and enjoy the beer. When you are finished partying, return the empty keg and the tap to the store to receive your deposit back.