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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Complete the form below to get your keg order rolling!
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.