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The Kegster Review

Posted by Dave On September - 13 - 2013
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Keg parties are awesome. Although we are partial to a keg planted in a parking lot outside of a stadium during football season, drinking keg beer doesn’t get any better. You know what does suck? Warm beer out of a keg. That’s why in order to have a fun keg party you had to not only get the keg but figure out a way to keep it ice cold just like the moment the guy at the liquor store wheeled it out from the back cooler and loaded it into your tailgating vehicle.

Keeping a keg ice cold involved a plastic tub or a (hopefully clean) trash can and copious amounts of ice to keep it cold. Of course the added expense of the tub and ice was factored into the price of getting a keg but the mess was not. The ice normally melts and has to be disposed of somewhere and the condensation on the outside of the tub or trashcan leaks all over. This is not that big of a deal when you are out tailgating but house parties or backyard parties where the keg is parked on a wooden deck, that water can leave some nasty stains and rings.

There has to be a better way of keeping your keg ice cold for long periods of time without having to resort to the old way of a tub and ice. We recently discovered the Kegster made by X-Treme Keg Wear. Simply put, the Kegster is the first and only, full-branded keg insulating device that keeps beer cold until the kegs run dry. Read the rest of this entry »

TurboChill

Posted by Dave On January - 30 - 2012

A few weeks ago we were out at the Sports Licensing & Tailgate Show in Las Vegas. While there we discovered a lot of new tailgating gear and games and basically a lot of really cool stuff. One very cool (literally and figuratively) piece of gear we found out there was the TurboChill. What this product does is it flash chills beer down to 35 – 42 degrees from a keg of beer that is room temperature. We shot this video with Tim Fenner, the distributor of the TurboChill, to show you how it works.

To learn more about the TurboChill, visit their website at turbochill.com

Mid-Week Eye Candy Wrapper #95: Jenn Sterger Edition

Posted by Dave On August - 6 - 2010

Internet savvy people know the name Jenn Sterger. If you have internet access and like women, Jenn Sterger is a familiar name like Denise Milani or Allison Stokke. So why are we chosing now to make her the Mid-Week Eye Candy Wrapper? Well, in addition to turning a brief mention by Brent Musburger in 2005 into a sideline reporter job for the New York Jets and then a co-anchor position for The Daily Line on the VS channel, she allegedly was the target of some lewd text messages from none other than Brett Favre. According to the folks over at Deadspin, Favre, while with the Jets, thought it would be a good idea to send cell phone pictures of his junk to Sterger. (Maybe that’s considered flirting in Mississippi, I don’t know.) Whether the rumors are true or not, it was rather quiet on Sterger’s Twitter page for the first 12 hours since the Deadspin article hit. Sterger is quite the active tweeter so for her to maintain strict radio silence on the Twitter was rather out of character for her. No matter what comes of this story it was high time we gave Ms. Sterger her proper place as a Mid-Week Eye Candy girl. Links to follow:

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The Kegstand: Made for Tailgating

Posted by Dave On July - 2 - 2008

greener_kegstand.jpgBefore you get your panties in a bunch and start emailing me “where can I get one of these?”, this is only a concept item that is currently not in production. Despite the fact that this product does not exist it just screams to have been thought up with the tailgater in mind. It’s called the Kegstand and although you will not use it to drink beer while being held upside down, it may be the best way to have a tailgate keg party in the future.

Tailgating with a keg can be fun but it is also a pain in the ass. Transportation and maintenance of a keg at a tailgate party are the two major deterrents to having one. That and those pesky stadium parking lot rules that ban kegs. (fascist bastards) Cold beer is essential while tailgating. That means you have to get the keg into some sort of a receptacle that will hold ice surrounding your barrel of beer. This is usually a plastic trash can and normally requires two people to lift the heavy keg up and over the top of the can.

The conceptual Kegstand comes in two pieces to alleviate the heavy lifting. You would only need to lift the full keg about a foot off the ground (you can do that, can’t you Alice?) and place it on the base. You’d then slide the top half over the keg, clamp it to the base and then fill with ice. The base has wheels so wheeling your keg to the perfect location is much easier than dragging that old Rubbermaid across the asphalt. When you are ready to pack up and head into the game or concert, a convenient plug allows for easy drainage of the melted ice.

kegstand12_liftload-765702.jpgThe top of the Kegstand also is functional beyond just holding the ice. The lip has a cap holder to inform your tailgate party guests what brand of beer is flowing. (Meister Brau anyone?) There is also a slot for the keg tap spout to rest so if does not have to dangle off the side or sit on the top of the keg or in the ice. A cup dispenser and a serving tray is also included that I am sure will be used as a cup rest more often than not. Most people congregate around the keg so the lip of the Kegstand might serve as a bar as well.

Unfortunately the Kegstand is only a concept project but the people that dreamed this up might be looking for investors to help bring it to market. Feel free to contact them if you have the capital to make it happen.

Photos courtesy of thegreenergrass.org and a hat tip goes out to Gizmodo for discovering this.

A Kegerator For the Booze Hound On The Go

Posted by Dave On June - 27 - 2008

Tow_Hitch_Kegerator1.jpgYou’re a drinker with places to go. You need to bring a lot of beer to the next tailgate but transporting 160 cans takes up too much room in your car. What if there was a fully self-contained kegerator with a sound system that rides outside your vehicle? That assuredly will make you the biggest bad ass at the tailgate party. Now you can fill your promotional stadium cups with ice cold beer straight from the back of your vehicle. It’s called the Party-A-Cargo and if you were wondering what to do with that pesky economic stimulus check, you can now pony up about three grand and spring for the standard model. A video of it in action is available below.

Getting a Party-A-Cargo tow hitch mounted kegerator accomplishes these four things:

  • Allows you to pour up to 160 ice cold keg beers all day long with only one keg and a 20-pound bag of ice. (Sorry Can Man, you’ll have to recycle someone else’s empties.)
  • You can play your music for up to 12 hours without using your vehicle’s battery. (Obviously the guys in the video recommend some AC/DC but you can play whatever you like.)
  • You’ll head into your game or concert without having to clean up empty beer cans or reload heavy and dirty coolers back into you vehicle. (The locking doors ensure nobody will steal your beer while you’re inside the venue either.)
  • More importantly, you’ll be the envy of every tailgater in the parking lot. (If you can’t round up some random poon with this on the back of your vehicle, you will probably remain celibate for the rest of your life.)

There are three different units available.

Tow_Hitch_Kegerator2.jpgParty-A-Cargo Standard – $2,895
Box
Box Installation Kit
Kegerator/Jockey Box
Regulator
CD/stereo
2 – 6″x9″ speakers

Party-A-Cargo Medium – $3,395
Box
Box Installation Kit
Kegerator/Jockey Box
Regulator
CD/stereo
2 – 6″x9″ speakers
10″ subwoofer
Sirius satellite radio

Party-A-Cargo Ultimate – $3,795
Box
Box Installation Kit
Kegerator/Jockey Box
Regulator
CD/stereo
2 – 6″x9″ speakers
10″ subwoofer
Sirius satellite radio
Built-in battery charger
12-volt power adapter

You can get your own Party-A-Cargo by purchasing one from our online tailgating store, Shop.TailgatingIdeas.com. Flat rate shipping of $150 to anywhere in the continental United States applies. (Sorry Alaska and Hawaii residents. You’ll have to contact us to arrange for special shipping.) And before you go asking, pricing is the same as if you were to buy it directly from the manufacturer. The Party-a-Cargo makes the ultimate tailgating accessory for your inflatable beer pong table too.

You can get your own Part-a-Cargo directly from our online tailgating shop and buy your own Tow Hitch Kegerator.

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