Draught beer is the ultimate party beverage. But let’s face it, unless you’ve got fraternity pledges to do the heavy lifting, kegs are an enormous pain. Mini kegs are the tiny answer to this problem, but dispensing these bad boys properly can seem as troublesome as dealing with a whole keg. That’s where EdgeStar ($160) comes in. Their mini keg dispenser’s digital temperature control, will keep your brew ice cold (or at flavor optimizing temperatures up to 54° F). Weighing in at only 13 pounds and measuring a little more than one foot tall, this beauty will not only fit on the most cluttered of home bars, but can travel to tailgating parties and other…uh…outdoor drinking occasions.
Though the system is optimized for pressurized Heineken mini kegs, an optional tap conversion kit ($50) will allow you to tap nearly any mini keg on the market. Forget “cold activation windows” and swirled bottle necks, this is the way beer was meant to be served.
Buy Now: $160
By Scott Mannear