Kegstar launches 30L kegs

The new 30L kegs

The beverage market has evolved significantly in the few years since Kegstar began operations, business development manager Nick Becker told Australian Brews News.

“The demand for a smaller sized keg has increased dramatically,” he said.

“Brewers along with cider producers have expressed interest in the smaller vessel, which has also had some interest from producers of pre-mixed spirits, wine and kombucha.

“Thirty litre kegs will provide a point of difference to help bring a wider range of drinks to the consumer,” said Becker.

He said the 30L format is likely to have two main applications for brewers, who are required to pay a significantly higher rate of alcohol excise tax on smaller kegs.

“Brewers looking to experiment with specialty beer batches will be interested in the smaller vessel, giving the beer the opportunity to turn over quicker, in turn keeping the product fresher,” he said.

“Also, for the increased number of bottle shops offering growler fill take aways, the 30L keg fits within the boundaries of the excise tax laws, offering the consumer a wider range of take away beer.”

The 30L kegs will operate under the same keg pooling model as Kegstar’s 50L keg fleet, the only difference being that they will all have D-Type keg spears instead of the A-Type fitting.

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