FAQs

ZIPPS’ KEG ORDERING FAQS

To ensure that your reservation is processed and filled correctly, please call with any same-day or next-day requests.

Don’t see what you’re after? Submit any special orders at least 5 business days in advance and we can look into it!

If you wish to reserve a keg for either Friday or Saturday, you have two options. You can call the store at any time, and we will take your reservation. If you reserve your keg online, however, your reservation MUST be in by 4 PM Thursday of the week you wish to get your keg. If your reservation is received after the cutoff, unfortunately we will not be able to process it.

We absolutely do! Pretty much any size, shape and style you might need, we can procure on your behalf! We charge a small fee, as well as a deposit on any equipment that you might need.

For each keg, there is a $30 deposit (Surly & Sociable are $50, Steel Toe & Tin Whiskers are $130). For each tap you need there is a $55 deposit, and for each tub there is a $25 deposit.

Unfortunately, we do not! We do swap CO2 canisters, but we do not sell or rent them out, nor the equipment to attach them to your keg. We do sell kegerators, if you ever get the itch!

Unfortunately, we cannot refund the purchase price on full kegs. We can hold on to your keg if you would like to use it in the next 4 weeks, but that is the extent of what we can do.

We cannot take payment for kegs over the phone, and also require registration for kegs at time of purchase. This registration must be done in person with a valid ID (per MN regulations).

GENERAL KEG FAQS

It will keep for a few days if kept cold, but it progressively changes in taste with each day it’s exposed to air. Tapping your keg with a party pump is like opening a 2-liter bottle of soda — it puts air into the container. CO2 then escapes the liquid and dissipates into the air, making the beer flat.

Best thing to do is to untap the keg and keep the beer on ice! Cold beer will hang on to its CO2 longer. Do not pump more air into it — that’ll just oxidize the beer faster.

A full keg weighs about 170 pounds, so be careful moving it! We are happy to help you load it into your car, but once you get it home you are on your own.

Keg Size Cases Dimensions Weight
16 gallon (1/2 barrel) 7 24″ x 16″ 170 pounds
8 gallon (1/4 barrel) Slim 8 gal (1/4 barrel) 3 1/2 14″ x 16″ 24″ x 11″ 85 pounds
5 gallon (1/6 barrel) 2 1/2 24″ x 9.5″ 60 pounds

A 16-gallon keg (1/2 barrel) is equivalent to 7 cases of beer, has dimensions of 24″  x 16″, and weighs 170 pounds.

An 8-gallon (1/4 barrel) keg and a Slim 8-gallon (1/4 barrel) keg are both equivalent to 3 1/2 cases of beer, have respective dimensions of 14″ x 16″ and 24″ x 11″, and weigh 85 pounds.

A 5-gallon (1/6 barrel) keg is equivalent to 2 1/2 cases of beer, has dimensions of 24″ x 9.5″, and weighs 60 pounds.