Beertender and Perfect Draft taps

mini beer kegs for home

Having your own beer kegs at home and serve some beers using your own beer tap is one of the most recurrent luxuries between male preferences.

Doing this is possible since Heineken group launched its keg 5-liter pressurized Beertender system. Soon after followed the Inbev group with its Perfect Draft 6 liter pressurized kegs.

In this article we will discuss what do you need to know about these devices and the most frequent questions about them in an attempt to help you choose between one beer tap or the other.

So: What do you need to know when buying a beer tap?

Beertender and Perfect Draft taps

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Becks perfect draft mini keg

Becks mini beer keg, 5 liter party keg and 6 liter perfect draft keg.

Becks offers mini beer kegs in party and Perfect draft format. Those barrels are 5 liter unpressurized keg and 6 liter pressurized keg respectively. These formats are the ones in which InBev business group breweries offers their beers in kegs.

Being an unpressurized keg, the party keg operates by gravity, therefore it has a spigot at the bottom of the keg and an air inlet in the upper size. Beer arises from the lower spigot and therefore the keg doesn’t need any external tap or tool.

Becks mini keg

Perfect Draft kegs are pressurized beer kegs, this means that they include a pressurized CO2 tank that allows the beer to arise through a valve at the top. This pressurization allows the barrel to be connected to a beer tap with the appropriate connector (Compatible with Perfect Draft kegs).

Becks perfect draft mini keg

If you want to know more about the differences between pressurized and non-pressurized kegs please visit this link. To learn more about the types of kegs on the market (Beertender, Perfect Draft and party) please visit this other link.

Becks Premium Lager is a German beer of widespread consumption nationwide. The beer is also widely consumed worldwide, being, in fact, the German beer most consumed worldwide. Its main consuming countries are the UK, USA, Italy, Australia, Ukraine, Romania and Russia.

There is a large controversy regarding the quality and taste of this, it seems that the Becks beer is sold in different countries having been produced in different breweries using different recipes to suit local tastes.

In fact Becks has lost a trial in the United States for which he had to pay $ 50 to all Beck’s consumers that had a proof of purchase because the labeling of beer was misleading and seemed to offer a German beer when in fact the beer was produced in the United States in the same brewers than Bud beer.

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List of all brands with Perfect Draft mini beer kegs.

The Perfect Draft mini beer kegs are 6 liter pressurized kegs provided by business group InBev. The keg has been developed by InBev in collaboration with Philips. If you want to know more about keg types, please follow this link.

Being a pressurized kegs implies that Perfect Draft kegs has a valve in the upper side for extracting the beer. This means that the keg can be used with a domestic beer tap assuming that it has a compatible connector.

In the moment of writing this lines this is the complete list of available Perfect Draft kegs. It is possible that this list growths in the future. If you know and Perfect Draft beer keg not listed here, please leave us a comment in this article.

Special editions:

  • Christmas Leffe Perfect Draft 6l
  • Diekirch Christmas Perfect Draft 6l
  • Leffe Royale mount-Hood – Winter edition Perfect Draft 6l
  • Leffe Spring Perfect Draft 6l
Beer kegs, party, beertender and perfect draft

Beer keg types: party, Beertender and Perfect Draft

Beerminikeg.com specializes in everything related to domestic beer kegs, ie beer kegs from 5 to 6 liters. Almost all barrels within this range fall within “party”, “Beertender” and “Perfect Draft” types.

Beer kegs, party, beertender and perfect draft

Knowing the type of mini keg that you are acquiring is important to know whether the keg is compatible with our beer tap and to know what is the right method to get rid of it once you have consumed the content.

It is important to know that very few shops are aware of any kind of keg classification, so even if you ask in a specialized establishment, you may get any useful guidance about which kegs are of a particular type, so it’s better to have a clear idea about this before reaching the shop.

When buying a beer tap is important to check that it is compatible with the type of kegs we want to use it with.

Party mini kegs.

These barrels are the easiest option when buying a beer keg since they require no outside elements for working. Fiesta kegs have a spigot at the bottom of the keg and a valve for the air inlet at the top. Beer arises from the bottom tap due to gravity and therefore it does not require gas or any outside tool or tap for operation.

The counterpart of these barrels is that the absence of pressure inside the keg allows the diluted gas to quickly scape, which means these barrels must be consumed quickly once opened (throughout the day) or you’ll lose much of its foam.

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Leffe mini beer kegs

Leffe 6 liter mini beer kegs

Leffe offers its selection of mini beer kegs in the 6 liter pressurized format.

Leffe mini beer kegs

These 6 liter kegs follows the “perfect draft” standard, which means they have a valve at the top for the output of beer and therefore you will need a beer tap with a compatible connector to operate it.

Perfect darft kegs are pressurized kegs, which means they do not need an injection of external gas for it to work.

If you want to know more about the types of barrels you can read this article.

Leffe offers a wide range of beers types in mini keg format. This range includes the Leffe Blond, Leffe Bruin and Leffe Ruby. All of them are abbey style beer.

Leffe Blond variety beer is a Belgian pale ale beer, it has a soft golden color and introduces hints of vanilla and cloves aromas, this beer tastes as expected for a typical abbey beer. It reaches an alcohol content of 6.6 degrees.

On the other hand, Leffe Bruin, has only 6.5 degrees of alcohol content and is a dark Belgian ale. It has a deep brown color and has the slightly caramelized taste of traditional Belgian abbey beer. This beer has aromas of spice and caramel mainly.

Even though alcohol graduation is slightly lower than Leffe Blond, Leffe Bruin beer is denser in the mouth so apparently it is heavier that his blond sister. This means that Leffe Blond is usually easier to drink specially for people not used to strong tasting beers.

Finally Leffe Ruby variety is a gamble for Leffe brand. This beer is macerated with berries in order to achieve an elegant beer suited for special occasions. The obtained beer is quite sweet and of amber color, logically, the dominant aromas and tastes for these beer are those typical of berries. The beer has a graduation of 5 degrees, which makes it the lowest alcohol graduation for Leffe mini keg beer selection.

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Franziskaner 5 and 6 liter kegs

5 and 6 liter Fraziskaner mini beer kegs

Franziskaner offers their mini beer kegs in two different formats, on one hand we have the unpressurized 5-liter Franziskaner keg, following party keg format, and in the other we have the pressurized 6-liter keg, following perfect draft format.

Franziskaner 5 and 6 liter kegs

As usual in unpressurized type of kegs, this keg has a spout at the bottom for the beer to come out naturally by gravity force. The pressurized version has a valve in the upper side that should be connected to a beer tap with the appropriate connector for the beer to come out.

To learn more about the difference between pressurized and unpressurized kegs (or casks) you can read this article.

The Franziskaner beer is easy to find in most European pubs, the most common format in this kind of establishments is the bottle format. You will recorgnize it by the Franciscan monk who appears on the label.

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