Kegs

There’s nothing like a keg of fresh craft beer to make a party special. Horse Thief Hollow offers retail kegs of our brews to make your next event unforgettable!

Ordering a Keg

We recommend placing a keg order at least 7 days before your requested pick-up date. Keg availability is often changing and is dependent on inventory. Check our current list of beers on tap listed below to explore your options. Not all beers currently on tap may be available for keg sales, but we’ll do our best for you.
 

Choosing a Size

Our kegs are offered in a variety of sizes, subject to availability. Those sizes include 1/2 BBL, 1/4 BBL, and 1/6 BBL. Fun fact: “BBL” stands for “Barrel of Beer.” A full barrel contains 31 gallons! A standard keg size is a 1/2 BBL, which holds half that amount. Use this handy guide to select the best size for your event:

KEG GALLONS 12oz SERVINGS PARTY SIZE
1/2 BBL 15.5 Gallons 165 12oz beers Good for 40-80 ppl
1/6 BBL 5.16 Gallons 55 12oz beers Good for 10-30 ppl*

*For fewer than 10 people consider our 64-ounce growlers.

The Process

Fill out the form at the bottom of this page, letting us know what delicious HTH craft beer you’d like to order, and give us your contact information. We’ll send an email letting you know the next steps. We’ll confirm availability of the beer or offer a couple of alternates, and we’ll provide the total cost, including the cash deposit that’s due when you pick up the beer.

Deposit Policy

When you pick up and pay for your beer, you’ll also need to leave a CASH DEPOSIT. This money will be fully refunded if the equipment is returned in good working order within 7 days. If you fail to return equipment in good working condition or beyond the 7-day rental, then you will forfeit your deposit. Long-term keg rentals are available for a personal draft system (kegerator) but must be coordinated during pick up and returned within 60 days.

  • 1/6 bbl keg = $75 deposit
  • 1/2 bbl keg = $100 deposit
  • Hand-pump keg taps = $5 fee + $40 deposit

On Tap

We offer a rotating selection of craft beers brewed in house by Jake Nelson. You’re welcome to order growlers or cans to go.

Little Wing Pilsner

16 oz. pint ~ 7; 64 oz. growler ~ 16

Our multi-award winning flagship lager. Crisp, clean, refreshing, Little Wing combines American malt with German Tettnang hops to delight your tastebuds. ~ 5.2% ABV

Space Face

16 oz pint ~ 7; 64 oz growler ~ 18

Kolsch inspired, brewed with an exceptionally clean Norwegian yeast strain resulting in a very lager-like ale. A crisp and dry malt profile gives way to delicate notes of peach and raspberry from German Callista hops. ~ 4.8% ABV

Hefewestern

14 oz weizen glass ~ 7; 64 oz growler ~ 22

Our long-standing seasonal German-style Hefeweizen ale is a refreshing wheat beer with notes of banana and clove from the signature yeast strain. ~ 5.2 % ABV

Pink Pom Pom

14 oz Weizen glass ~ 8; 64 oz growler ~ 28

Hefeweizen with Pomegranate + Cherry Juices! Our beloved spring seasonal is back! ~ 5.1% ABV

Pat Mac's Irish Red

16 oz pint ~ 6; 64 oz growler ~ 18

Irish Red Ale brewed yearly in conjunction with Pat Mac's Pack, a local organization that supports pediatric brain tumor research. ~ 5.0% ABV

Because Of The Brave 2024

16 oz pint ~ 7; 64 oz growler ~ 22

Because Of The Brave is a fundraiser beer that features a new recipe every year. It is made by our own USMC Veteran, Morrison, in conjunction with the Road Home Program to raise money for mental health services for veterans. This American Pale Ale features the latest Veterans Blend Hops, including Citra, HBC 638, Talus, and Sabro Hops for notes of sweet citrus and melon on top of a clean malt base with just a touch of biscuit character from Victory Malt. Because of the Brave 2024 is made to be a summer crusher and goes down almost too easily. $1 per pint goes to the Road Home Program. The Veterans Blend Hops included a donation to Homes For Our Troops. ~ 5% ABV

Boogie Chillen'

16 oz pint ~ 7; 64 oz growler ~ 20

Grapefruit Pale Ale with Citra & Mosaic hops. Notes of fresh grapefruit zest and tangerine lead the charge on this easy-sipping pale ale. 5.5% ABV

Kitchen Sink

16 oz pint ~ 6; 64 oz growler ~ 18

Classic American Pale Ale with a caramel malt backbone featuring a load of hops with Cascade at the forefront. ~ 5.3% ABV

Spoonful

16 oz. pint ~ 8; 64 oz. growler ~ 22

Double Dry Hopped Hazy IPA with Mosaic and Citra Hops ~ 6.5% ABV

Annexation

16 oz pint ~ 7; 64 oz growler ~ 20

West Coast IPA featuring citrus and pine notes with a firm bitterness and semi-dry finish. ~ 7.2% ABV

Complete the form below to get your keg order rolling!

Keg FAQs

How much beer do you need?
A sixth-barrel keg holds just over 5 gallons of beer, which is approximately 41 (16oz) pints, or 55 (12oz) pours. Half-barrel kegs hold about 15.5 gallons and contain approximately 124 (16oz) pints or 165 (12oz) pours.

When can I pick up a reserved keg or return a previously used keg to the brewery?
Keg pickup and return is available at any time during Horse Thief Hollow’s normal opening hours of operation.

How & when should I tap the keg?
Our team would be happy to show you how to tap the keg when you pick it up. While you may want to immediately tap the keg, it is best to wait for it to cool down. We recommend allowing the keg to sit in your kegerator for about 24 hours (or on ice for an hour or two for party kegs), with the temperature as close to 38 degrees as possible. This will ensure the beer in the keg is at the appropriate temperature for dispensing. Keep this in mind and order your keg far enough ahead of time to account for the recommended acclimation time. In addition, letting the keg sit for a while allows it to settle down. The transportation process will shake up a keg, no matter how careful your drive, and this can create foaming issues. Think of a keg like a giant can of beer: if you shake it around and open it right away, you will have foamy beer.

When operating a manual pump-style tap, please remember to not “over-pump.” Once connected to a pump tap, most kegs just need a couple pumps after the faucet is opened to get a nice steady beer flow…then stop pumping, so beer doesn’t get over-aerated and foamy. Likewise, when using a CO2 tank (as in the case of a kegerator system) instead of a hand pump, be careful not to over-carbonate the beer, which would also result in foaming issues.

How long will “tapped” beer keep before it loses quality?
If you are dispensing the beer with CO2 and the keg is kept cold (38 degrees), a keg will last approximately three months. If you are dispensing the beer with a manual pump-style tap, the beer will stay fresh for approximately twelve hours.