Whether it’s a fraternity party or just an afternoon with friends watching the big game, beer is the beverage of choice for many. You can mix and match or stick with a 2-4 of your favorite, though dealing with many bottles and the subsequent clean-up can be a pain.
One way to get around this is to use a keg. It can hold quite a bit of beer and there is only that one (or more, if you have a lot of people) container to deal with. In order to get the brew ready for consumption, though, you need a special keg cooler. These are often known as kegerators because, as you probably guessed, they are a refrigerator designed to hold kegs.
Have you ever had beer from a keg at a party? They are a snap to use. There is also something very cool about getting your beer “on tap.” Seems more unique and fun than simply cracking open a can or bottle.
As you are no doubt aware if you have accidentally sampled skunky beer, it is imperative to keep your favorite brew fresh. Kegerators are great for this and will keep beer ready to serve for long periods of time.
Like all equipment, kegerators require some basic maintenance from time to time. However, it is well worth the effort. Think about how much less mess and empty beer bottles you will have to deal with going forward.
Getting the right kegerator for your beer is a snap. There are several different types and colors to choose from. They also come in different sizes to accommodate the different sized keg options available. Think also about the space you have available in your home or apartment. Don’t pick a cool looking kegerator and then find you don’t have enough space for it.