Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Knick Knack, Paddy Wack

I've got a bone to pick with the Newcastle DraughtKeg. First lets start with Newcastle. About a year ago Newcastle announced that they were going to start producing their beer in the DraughtKeg system which has been exclusively Heineken up to this point. I was super excited about this because it meant two things: 1) Heineken might finally be releasing their icy cold grip on the DraughtKeg system, and 2) I can buy one for my wife, who loves loves Newcastle. So I go to my favorite import store. Nope. Homebrew store? Nada. Target? Nein. Publix? No way. Maybe I haven't been looking in the right places, but I've exhausted my search. I haven't seen this little keg anywhere. Please, if you know where to get it, throw me a bone here.

Secondly, and this goes out to you Heineken, let the death grip of the technology go for the love of all that is Frothy! I feel the Draughtkeg is a fantastic little system. And matched with the Krupps Beertender, an unbeatable choice for a refreshing, draught quality, commercial brew. If you like Heineken of course. Because Heineken is the only brewer to distribute their beer via DraughtKeg. Well, that and Newcastle, but I've already gone there. I have purchased a DraughtKeg of Heineken just to try the system out, and it was the best Heineken I've had, but again, I dont like Heineken.

In a perfect world, I'd love to see some of our smaller craft beers dispensed in these mini-kegs. Hit me with a Stone, or a Dogfishhead, or a Shocktop. Lagunitas anyone? But at this point I'd even be happy with a Budweiser.

1 comment:

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