Once upon a time, to get a cold, refreshing draught beer, you’d have to go to your favorite bar and see what they had on tap. These days, more and more people have jumped on the bandwagon of keeping their own kegs of beer at home, both for everyday refreshment and for catering to parties and larger gatherings. Thankfully, there's a device for that: the kegerator. As the name implies, a kegerator is a refrigerator specifically designed for a keg. Kegerators are usually just the right size to contain a single keg of beer and feature a built-in tap at the top for pouring beer right from the refrigerator or kegerator. Ready to take the backyard bar up a notch? Check out some of these great kegerators we found.
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EdgeStar Full Size Kegerator
Perfect Starter Kegerator. With capacity for most standard 1/4 and 1/2 kegs, this kegerator from EdgeStar is a great option and includes all the necessities for anyone looking to have cold, refreshing beer at home or in smaller professional establishments.
What We Liked
The EdgeStar Kegerator enables the keeping of beer temperature low at 30 degrees Fahrenheit, and with a power of 105W/ 1.5A it’s both one of the coldest and more energy efficient keg refrigerators on the market. It comes with everything you need to hook up your favorite quarter or half keg, including a stainless steel draft column, chrome plated brass faucet, Sankey coupler, single gauge regulator, five-pound aluminum tank, drip tray, and tap handle. Get it here.
Digital Display & Dual Dispensing. Featuring digital display and temperature controls, a massive storage capacity for up to three miniature kegs, and a dual tap system for dispensing two different brews, this kegerator is the ultimate choice in professional beer dispensing in the comfort of your home or office.
What We Liked
This kegerator has one of the largest storage capacities on the market, with room enough for a single full-sized keg, three quarter barrels or two short barrels. The dual tapping system allows for consistent dispensing of two different brews without any adverse effect on quality or consistency. If not in use for kegs, the kegerator comes with shelves to double as a regular mini-fridge for storing canned and bottled beverages of your choice. Buy it now.
HomeCraft Full Sized Kegerator
Spacious & Stylish. With a capacity of 4.9 cubic feet, this kegerator can house both short and slim 1/6 and 1/4 kegs and 1/2 barrels. The sleek design is all-black stainless steel with a hardtop pouring station, removable drip tray, and chrome guardrails.
What We Liked
This kegerator from HomeCraft has it all in terms of features, plus a stylish all-black design that fits into virtually any room or home setup. Seven temperature settings enable cooling beer down to 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Lockable caster wheels allow for easy mobility of the entire unit, and the hardtop pour surface with drip tray and chrome guardrails is like having your own sterile bartop built right into the unit. Buy it today.