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Monday, June 13, 2016

Heineken DraughtKeg

As my mother and brother-in-law were visiting us in May last, I thought to try the Heineken draughtkeg that is available in the Philippines.

For those who are not familiar with Heineken or a draughtkeg, here follows a clarification.

Heineken is one of the largest global beer producers and sellers. It is originally a Dutch company and still is. In the Netherlands it is one of the many local beer producers, and has a large market share.

A draughtkeg is a beer container with a CO2 capsule inside the keg, that produces the gas that is required for the foam on top of the bear. It is usually much better than beer from the bottle, and based on the beer tap technology used in many beer bars/cafes.

You have to put the beer container in the refrigerator for about 24 hours, before you pour the beer in your glass, by pushing the tap on top of the container.

Our experience was not really positive.

I bought three containers to enjoy and try the beer tap. The price for a container is 1000+ pesos.

One container would be sufficient to serve ca. 20 glasses of beer.


Our experience with all three containers was that the first 2 to 4 glasses are okay, the CO2 pressure is then sufficient, but the more glasses you fill thereafter, the less the pressure becomes. As a result you don't get foam anymore and even you can't fill the last glasses up to 20 anymore.

Also the temperature indicator (color coding) is not working very well, so you don't know upfront whether the beer has the right temperature, or is too cold already.

So I am not planning to buy again a beer container. It's not really a problem as I stopped drinking beer already many years ago.


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