Chapter 19

Kegging Beer

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Kegs, another option in packaging beer, are used in bars and restaurants where beer is served “on draft” as opposed to beer that is poured from a bottle or can. There is no difference between draft beer and draught beer. While spelled differently both are pronounced the same way, and both refer to beer served from a keg. The term “draft beer” is more commonly used in North American while “draught beer” is used in the U.K., Europe, and Australia. Beer kegs are made of stainless steel, or less commonly, of aluminum. Kegging fits into the cost structure for craft brewers with limited startup capital for bottling/canning lines and low product output.

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