What make you prefer draught beer over bottled beer?
First lets say that draught beer isn't better than bottled beer, or the other way around. At the end of the day it depends on personal preference. But there are plenty of reasons why you would prefer draught beer over the bottled alternative
To start, draught beer isn't pasteurized, bottled beer is. Pasteurized means heating up the beer to kill off any remaining bacteria before the beer is bottled. Pasteurization has been known to compromise the original flavour of the beer and change the taste. Draught beer is cooled up until it's time to use it so there's no need to pasteurize.
Secondly, draught beer is less likely to undergo oxidization. When beer is stored, air is the biggest enemy of beer. When beer is exposed to air, the hops, alcohol, and carbohydrates all react with oxygen and often degrades its taste. Barrels of draught beer on average contain less air than beer bottles, meaning less chance of flavour degradation and better tasting beer.
Furthermore, light actually reacts with the hops flavour in the beer causing it to taste bitter. Bottles are exposed to light at a much higher degree than barrels are, meaning more chance of taste difference in the beer. Keg beer is kept in the dark so the bitterness inducement of the beer can't take place ensuring a lasting flavour.
The purity and lasting taste of keg beer encourages many beer drinkers to choose draught beer over bottled beer. Draught beer enhances and preserves orginal taste and flavour moreso than it's bottled counterpart, making it a wise alternative to picking up that classic case of 24 at your local beer store!
What sizes of Kegs can I get for my upcoming event?
The beer store currently serve sizes of (20L-30L-50L-58.6L) with no limit of quantity, depending on each brand! Get in contact with us today, and we will pour your favourite beer beverage into one of these sizes and we'll get your event started right!
What pressure do I need to set the CO2 beer regulator at to ensure I'm using it correctly? f
When dispensing your favourite draught beer the goal is to keep the CO2 level prescribed by us. We will let you know on picking up your kegs what C02 level to keep it at. Changing the level will alter the taste, pouring characteristics, and the overall look of the beer.
We usually recommend any pressure between 12-14 pounds for most ale and lagers. Keep in mind, we will let you know what pressure is good for your beer.
Some tips to keep in mind: If the pressure is too low, the beer will become foamy. If the pressure is too high the beer will get over-pressurized and foamy as well. Maintaining good C02 pressure ensures excellent pours each and every time. Don't worry we will help you with all the information you need, and even help set it up for you at your earliest convenience.
What temperature do I need to store my draught beer at?
Temperature is the most important issue when it comes to pouring out draught beer for your special event. Most draught beer problems have to do with temperature. We have some tips for you to help make sure you find the correct temperature, but keep in mind we will help you find the perfect temperature when you purchase any draught beer or draught beer system from us in the future!
Most non-pasteurized ale and lagers must be stored at 36-38°F from the point of dispensing. If the temperature rises even half a degree the C02 will cause the beer to foam and change the taste of the beer drastically. If temperature rises up to 50°F bacteria will grow rapidly and spoil the flavour. Keep in mind that beer will spoil if not stored properly at the right temperature from beginning to end of the line!
Can I use the keg beer as soon as I get home?
When transporting beer, temperature of the keg can rise slightly, keep in mind even the slightest rise in temperature can create foamy beer and create for some awkward pours!
We recommend allowing the keg to be stablized by refrigeration on one of our signature C02 applications for a few hours so as to prevent any foamy beer from happening altogether. We can set this up for you without any issues to make sure your kegs pour for you and your guests hassle-free.