We recommend ordering what we have on hand from our Kegs to Go list, which is updated in real time. If you'd like to reserve a keg that you see there, please call us at 206-938-2337 and pay with your credit card over the phone. If you have a specific keg you'd like to preorder, please email us. Thanks!
Please note: We do not directly deliver or ship kegs. They need to be picked up at our store in West Seattle, or you can use Big Cat Messenger service (not affiliated with The Beer Junction) for local delivery.
WHAT SIZE KEG DO I NEED?
If you are planning an event, first determine how many beer drinkers you have and how many beers per person you'd like to have. Below are the common keg sizes that will help you determine which size keg will best fit your event.
A little over 41 pints of beer. Most craft beers come in a 1/6BBL as their small keg size (as opposed to 1/4BBL size)
41 Pints or 55 12oz beers
About 62 pints of beer. Most macro beers (Coors, Bud, etc) use this as their smaller keg size. Some craft breweries do as well, but most use a 1/6BBL size instead.
62 Pints or 82 12oz beers
About 124 pints of beer.
124 Pints or 165 12oz beers
1/6BBL Keg - "Sixer"
1/4BBL Keg - "Slim Pony"
1/4BBL Keg - "Pony"
1/2BBL Keg - "Full U.S."
About 62 pints of beer. Still used by some breweries, but most have phased out and now use a Slim Pony or a smaller 1/6BBL size instead
62 Pints or 82 12oz beers
DO YOU DELIVER OR SHIP KEGS?
We do not directly deliver or ship kegs. They need to be picked up at our store in West Seattle, or you can use Big Cat Messenger service (not affiliated with The Beer Junction) for local delivery.
DO YOU RENT PARTY PUMP TAPS?
Yes, we rent party pump taps for your event.
SHOULD I KEEP MY KEG COLD?
Yes! If your keg warms up, your beer will pour foamy. We recommend keeping your keg refrigerated as long as possible before your event. During your event, we recommend keeping your keg in a bucket of ice to keep it cold, especially during the summer. We rent ice buckets for your convenience. We don't have an ice maker or a freezer so we don't sell ice.
HOW LONG WILL A KEG KEEP?
This depends on the storing conditions of the keg and the method used to dispense the beer. If using a party pump tap (the most common way to dispense beer at a party), the beer should ideally be consumed the same day because that style of tap injects oxygen into the keg. If storing the keg under pressure and refrigerated (i.e. using a kegerator system) the keg should stay fresh for around 2 months.
HOW MANY KEGS OF DRAFT BEER CAN BE DISPENSED OUT OF A CO2 TANK?
As a general rule of thumb, it takes about a ½ Lb of CO2 to dispense a ¼ barrel of draft beer and 1 Lb of CO2 to dispense a ½ barrel of draft beer. For more information CLICK HERE. The table lists the approximate number of kegs that can be dispensed from each size of CO2 cylinder. We don't rent or sell CO2 tanks, but Central Welding Supply in Sodo does.
WHAT TYPE OF TAP DO I NEED?
The vast majority of American kegs use a US Sankey tap (aka "D Coupler"). If you are getting an imported beer, you should check to see which coupler is used. We will supply you with the proper tap when renting a keg and tap through us. You can also check out KegWorks for the proper coupler/tap that you will need, especially if you have a kegerator.