COVID 19 update: Keg availability is very limited right now. We recommend ordering what we have on hand from our Kegs to Go list. It 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. 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.
Need help finding the correct tap for your keg?
How To Tap A Keg
WHAT SIZE KEG DO I NEED AND HOW MUCH DO THEY COST?
For planning your 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 party.
Sixth barrel kegs are a great choice for parties up to 15 beer drinkers, home kegerators or an easy option for remote beer drinking adventures.
41 Pints / 55 12oz. beers
A keg for groups up to 30 beer drinkers.
62 Pint / 82 12oz. beers
The full sized keg is a staple for any large party of 50-70 beer drinkers.
124 Pints / 165 12oz. beers
A slim version of the common party-sized pony keg for groups up to 30 beer drinkers.
62 Pint / 82 12oz. beers
1/6BBL Keg - "Sixer"
1/4BBL Keg - "Pony"
1/4BBL Keg - "Slim Pony"
1/2BBL Keg - "Full U.S."
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.
HOW LONG WILL A KEG KEEP?
This depends on the storing conditions of the keg and the method used to dispense the beer. Using a party pump tap (the most common way to dispense beer at a party), which injects oxygen into the keg, the beer should ideally be consumed the same day. 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.
WHAT TYPE OF TAP DO I NEED?
There are different types of keg couplers/tap styles that you need to be aware of when ordering kegs for a kegerator or party. We will supply you with the proper tap when renting a keg & tap through us, otherwise you can check out KegWorks (click the green link) for the proper coupler/tap that you will need.
CAN YOU GET CIDER IN KEGS?
Yes! We have access to hundreds of kegs of different ciders.
Some of the brands we can get:
Aspall (extra lead time needed)
Number 6 Cider,
Jester and Judge,
HoneyMoon Cider (extra lead time needed)
Smith and Forge,
Fox Tail (extra lead time needed)
Bull Run (extra lead time needed)
Cockrell (extra lead time needed)
Liberty Ciderworks (extra lead time needed)
CAN YOU GET ROOT BEER OR OTHER SODAS IN KEGS?
Yes! We have access to several types of root beer and sodas in kegs!
The brands we can generally get:
Rogue Root Beer (30L or 50L)
Rogue Cucumber Soda (50L)
Rogue Honey Orange Soda (50L)
Snoqualmie Root Beer (50L)
BJ's Root Beer 1/2BBL
BJ's Vanilla Cream 1/2BBL
BJ's Orange Cream 1/2BBL
BJ's Cherry Soda 1/2BBL
Crater Lake Root Beer (20L, 30L, or 1/2BBL)
Diamond Knot Root Beer (1/6BBL or 50L)
Timber City Ginger Beer (1/6BBL or 1/4BBL)
CAN YOU GET GLUTEN FREE BEER IN KEGS?
We are able to order Gluten-Free kegs from Ghostfish Brewing (Seattle based) & Ground Breaker Brewing (formerly Harvester Brewing) with advanced notice, typically 7+ days. Please contact us with any questions or concerns you may have regarding Gluten-Free kegs.
CAN YOU GET NON-ALCOHOLIC BEER IN KEGS?
Sorry, at this time there are no non-alcoholic beers available in kegs.
We do carry several non-alcoholic beers in bottles however and can custom order large quantities for you.
Some of the non-alcoholic beers we can get in bottles are listed below. We don't keep all of these in stock, but can custom order most within 7 days.
- Clausthaler Amber (dry hopped with Cascade hops)
- Kirin Alcohol Free
- Erdinger Weissbier
- Bitburger Drive
- Coors Non-Alcoholic
- Einbecker Non-Alcoholic (longer lead time needed)
- Baltika 0 (longer lead time needed)
- Paulaner Radler Non-alcoholic
- St. Pauli Girl Non-alcoholic