Ordering Kegs

What’s a party without a keg?

The Beer Store currently has over 70 available brands from a wide variety of brewers to meet all of your events needs - big or small!

For a list of brands that come in Kegs, click here.

Ordering and arranging for pick-up

  • Anyone 19 years of age or older can order kegs.
  • Special Occasion Permits are required if you are planning an event where you will be serving or selling beverage alcohol at any location which is not a licensed establishment or a private place or residence. For more information please view our Special Occasion Permit page. 
  • Kegs are available for pick-up at The Beer Store Distribution Centres (DC) in Brampton, London, Ottawa, Whitby, Stoney Creek and Sudbury, as well as our Bathurst and Dupont store in Toronto. You can call ahead and make your order or simply drive to the DC/store and pick up. 
  • You can also order kegs at most retail stores, but check with the store manager first for availability. Once you order a keg, it will be shipped to that store from the DC. Please note that it may take up to four weeks for delivery depending on the store's delivery schedule. 
  • Be sure to contact your local store well in advance of your desired pick-up date. 
  • Unfortunately, we can only deliver to licensee establishments – in other words, we can’t deliver a keg to your home or office. You’ll need to make your keg purchase and pick-up at our retail locations.

Deposit

A deposit is paid on all kegs purchased at The Beer Store. This deposit is refunded to you when the keg is returned.

Deposit fees:

  58.6 L 30 L 20 L
Deposit fees $50.00 $50.00 $20.00

 

Tap Rentals

We require a $65 tap rental fee – this includes a $15 non-refundable tap cleaning fee. You’ll receive $50 back when the tap is returned.

**Please note that keg pricing doesn’t include the tap rental fee.

Keg Storage

To ensure the freshest quality beer, we encourage you to keep kegs cold at all times. Too much movement and loss of temperature to the keg can result in a lower quality of beer. Once your keg has been tapped using your rental pump, your beer will stay fresh for approximately 12 hours.

A home draught set up will keep beer fresh for approximately three weeks.  If you have any questions regarding keg freshness, please contact the brewer directly.

How many kegs should you purchase?

A general rule of thumb is 10 cases for every 100 people. Please view the chart below to find cases/bottles to keg ratios.

  58.6L 20L 30L Tall 30L Squat
Cases 7 1/2 2 1/2 3 2/3 3 2/3
Bottles 173 59 88 88

 

Keg Dimensions & Weight

  58.6L 20L 30L Tall 30L Squat
Weight (full) 160 lbs / 72.6 kilos 54.2 lbs / 24.6 kilos 91 lbs / 41.3 kilos 91 lbs / 41.3 kilos
Weight (empty) 31 lbs / 14.1 kilos 10.2 lbs / 4.6 kilos 25 lbs / 11.4 kilos 25 lbs / 11.4 kilos
Height 23.3 in / 59.2 cm 21.9 in / 55.6 cm 24.5 in / 62.2 cm 13.8 in / 34.9 cm
Diameter 16 in / 40.6 cm 9.3 in / 23.6 cm 11.25 in / 28.6 cm 16 in / 40.6 cm

 

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