Your Guide to Draught Beer Dispensers for the Home
Planning a party, BBQ or other occasion where you need beer to easily available? You need a Beer Dispenser for the home so that your guests can easily refresh their glass by simply turning a tap!
When it comes to choosing a beer dispenser for your home you have a number of different choices. Before we go into the individual products that are available, let’s explore the different types of dispensers on the market.
Type of Draught Beer Dispensers for the home
Draught Beer Taps
A draught beers taps is a premium way to serve you beers at home. These products not only serve your beer in a very convenient way they also chill it and keep it fresh. With a built in chiller these taps are the closet you’ll get to the great tasting beer you usually find in your local bar and pub. They do however require constant power and can only be used with compatible beer kegs.
Beer Barrel Dispensers
Beer barrel dispensers are simple barrel shaped containers with an easy to use tap to pour the beer. One of the cheapest options when it comes to beer dispensers for the home these products rarely have any amazing features such as cooling. They simply offer a quick and easy way to serve beer.
Similar to a the beer barrel dispensers, beer towers offer a simple way to serve beer, but unlike the barrels offer a few more features such as cooling. Beer towers don’t usually require any power as they can chill your beer using a clever ice system. Don’t worry, you won’t be getting an ice in your actual beer as it’s cleverly contained within a separate compartment. Another great thing about beer towers is that they look amazing when filled as they tower over you guests with their delicious amber liquid.
So now that you know the different types of home beer dispensers, heres our pick of some of the best products available on Amazon.
Recommended Draft Beer Taps
The Philips Perfect Draft beer dispenser is a fantastic looking draft beer tap. With a sleek black and chrome design and a fantastic build quility that you would expect from Philips your friends and family won’t fail to be impressed when you serve them a refreshing cool beers from this dispenser.
The display built into the front clearly shows you everything you need to know including the temperature, freshness and the volume of beer left.
It’s also really hygienic and easy to keep clear as all the parts that touch the beer are replaced with each new keg and everything else is wipe clean. The included drip tray can easily be cleaned in the dishwasher.
Holding 2 litres of beer at a time the SUB uses custom build kegs, called subs. As with other draught beer taps it includes all the features you’d expect including keeping your beer cold and and fresh. Unlike the philips there isn’t a display, but that doesn’t really matter when you consider that this system is over £100 cheaper.
A good selection of beer is available for THE SUB including Heineken, Tiger and Desperados.
Draft Beer Taps to Avoid
The H.Koenig Beer dispenser as good looking tap at a great price. Like the other taps it chills beer and keeps it fresh for up to a month. It’s also one of the cheapest available. However, there is one problem with this tap – it’s really hard to find beer that actually works with it!
The only beer that seems to be available for it is Heineken barrels, however even these are hard to find.
Recommended Beer Barrel Dispensers
The Kilner 1 litre barrel dispenser is the perfect solution for storing and dispensing your precious beer. With an easy pouring tap, stainless steel stopper that doubles as a measure jigger and an elegant wooden stand to Elevate the barrel for an easy pour.
It might be bested suited for the harder stuff like whisky and rum but can still be used for beer. Unlike the taps it won’t keep you beer fresh for long so be sure that you consume it quickly.
Like the beer towers, this one does include a separate section for ice to keep your beer nice and cool.
Made from BPA plastic it’s food and drink safe and easy to clean. It’s big too holding a thirst quenching 3.5 litres.
A good choice for your next party
Recommended Beer Tower Dispensers
This is a great looking beer tower that includes a “lazy susan” style rotating base. Holding up to 2.5 litres of beer you won’t need to keep refilling it. Of course you don’t just have to use it for beer, as it can be used with any liquid you like!
It’s great for BBQs and parties, the only thing you’ll need to be careful of is that you lose track of how much beer you’re consuming!
This tower can hold 2.5 litres of beer, or any other liquid you choose including juices, water or soft drinks.
Easy to clean, although not dishwasher compatible.
There is a plenty of different home beer dispensers to consider, each with there own benefits. When it comes to draught beer taps our favourite is “the sub” which for the price delivers a great pint with a good selection of beers.
If your budget won’t stretch to a draught beer tap we’d go for a tower. Guaranteed to get your guests talking and keep the beer flowing (and cool!) you can’t go wrong for the money.