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Need to cancel or postpone?

Dear all,

We just wanted to let you know that if you have to cancel or postpone your event we are more than happy to offer you a full refund or switch/postpone the date.

If you are forced to postpone or cancel your event please let us know as soon as possible. We have written to all customers with bookings and asked if they are going ahead, most people are at the moment – but obviously that might change as things progress.

We are keeping a close eye on the situation and will let you know if things change.

Stay safe.

The tapforcoldbeer team.

Keg Keg beers, IPAs, Ciders and Stouts

Key Kegs

Key Keg Lager, cider and IPA – we are slowly adding a wider range of beers in Key Kegs to the site. The benefit of the Key Keg beer is that it lasts for 30 days once opened and does not need gas. They are ideal for the Lindr portable dispenser’s inbuilt air compressor. We also have a range of Key Keg Frizzante, wine and cocktails.

Plus they are much cheaper to ship than a normal metal keg – at only £5! Please have a look at the list below and contact us if you would like to order. Availability varies by product.

Key Keg Lagers:

NameBreweryDescriptionABVTypeSizePrice (inc VAT)
Brew ToonFreshmex Lime LagerEst. in Aberdeen, Scotland in 2015 – FreshMex serves award-winning TexMex street food that’s packed full of flavour & handmade using the best, freshest ingredients we can get! We wanted to create a beer that matches our need for FRESH, so teamed up with the award-winning lager experts at Brew Toon to create this Lime Lager that’s bursting with fresh flavour! The perfect beer pairing for any TexMex dish!  4.8%Lager30 Litre£153
LukasThornbridgeRatebeer: 94/100. Helles is a traditional, elegant Bavarian style of beer originating in Munich. Lukas is straw blonde, full-bodied yet sparklingly light, this Helles exudes a subtle, freshly baked bread maltiness, balanced with an elegant noble hop aroma. The finish is clean, crisp and satisfying.  4.2%Lager30 Litre£140
PrimordialVibrant Forest BreweryPrimordial takes the roasted malt flavours and crisp lagered elements of a traditional schwarzbier and blends in bright citrus and sweet pomegranate to produce a uniquely flavoured lager. The aroma is an enticing blend of chocolate and lightly roasted malts with oily Seville pith. These flavours follow on the palate with a rich and dry finish, accentuated by sticky pomegranate juice.  5.2&Lager30 Litre£156
Kentish LagerWhitstable BreweryA crisp, clean-tasting session lager brewed using the authentic Czech hop Saaz. We believe in year-round refreshment so we’ve brewed this beer to be perfect for lazy Summer days in a beer garden, but equally good enjoyed by a roaring fire in the depths of Winter. Winner SIBA 2018 South East Gold Medal – Standard Lagers and Pilsners SIBA 2018 National Bronze Medal – Standard Lagers and Pilsners SIBA 2017 South East Silver Medal – Standard Lagers and Pilsners SIBA 2015 Regional Silver Medal – Standard Lagers and Pilsners SIBA 2013 National Bronze Medal – Standard Lagers and Pilsners  4.1%Lager30 Litre£110
Whitsable PilsnerWhitstable BreweryWINNER SIBA SOUTH EAST 2019 GOLD MEDAL – Premium Lagers & Pilsners A Czech-style Pilsner brewed using the authentic Saaz hop with a crisp and fresh citrusy flavour. This refreshing beer is cold-stored over a period of weeks in a traditional process called lagering to allow a richer flavour and fuller body to develop. Whitstable Brewery allows as much time as necessary and will never use any preservatives or additives to make sure that our beer is always naturally matured and brewed with distinction.  4.9%Lager30 Litre£122
LagerBlonde BrotherLager as it should be. ORGANIC, GLUTEN-FREE & VEGAN Taste: Balanced malt, crisp hops, moreish finish. Aroma: Citrus, berries, and oak. Colour: Pale gold, pours clear. Crisp German-style lager. with a 4-week maturation period and a well-balanced hop profile. an easy-drinking lager with deep flavor and clean finish.  4.5%Lager30 Litre£129
Helles LagerCalvors BreweryOur flagship session lager is light, crisp and refreshing a real thirst-quencher of a beer. Its exceptional flavour belies its lower ABV of only 3.8%  3.8%Lager30 Litre£116
Lager than lifeQuantock BreweryA fantastically beautifully balanced , dry hopped pilsner , with a seductive golden glow. It has an immense crisp and refreshing finish. Brewed with love and lots of patience , this pils punches well above its weight  4.6%Lager30 Litre£120
Pilsner No2Three Blind Mice BreweryA light clean crisp pilsner. Delicately hopped with Columbus hops to add a touch of bitterness and citrus hop aromas.  4.6%Lager30 Litre£124
Weekend HookerBrew ToonGet hooked on our new craft lager! Reinvented with a bold variety of malts & left to condition until the optimum moment to ensure a smooth head with a soft, refreshing finish. Earthy in aroma, expect a full bodied malt character, with citrusy undertones and an assured bitter finish.  5%Lager30 Litre£136
PilsnerKirkstall BreweryLight, zesty and floral, lagered for 65 days on Bavarian yeast. The addition of Loral hops give is the signature aromas of lemon zest and flowers. The perfect after work pint.  4%Lager30 Litre£144
DasslerWishbone BreweryNZ Helles Lager with Motueka Hops, light, spicy and refreshing.  4.2%Lager30 Litre£138

Key Keg IPAs

NameBreweryDescriptionABVTypeSizePrice (inc VAT)
The King is DeadTwisted BarrelOrange citrus esters of Voss yeast with the fruity aromatics of Mosaic, Cascade and Azacca hops  4.6%IPA30 Litre£125
Digital IPAYeastie BoysA classic New Zealand hopped IPA: clean malt, citrus and tropical hop flavours, with a bold bitter finish. Digital IPA, which was the world’s first open-source IPA, is full of radical Nelson hops that deliver aroma and flavours reminiscent of a South Pacific holiday – mango, melon, white grape and a hint of citrus.  5.7%IPA30 Litre£130
Day ShiftFierce BeerA classic hop forward, super hazy IPA. We use Mosaic and Citra hops in the whirlpool and to dry hop, so the beer is full of tropical and citrus notes, and has low bitterness. We also leave it unfiltered, so expect a full on juicy haze.  5%IPA30 Litre£127
JaipurThornbridgeWith over 100 worldwide awards, this American style IPA has a complexity of flavours created by a six-dimensional hop experience.  5.9%IPA30 Litre£128
North South Petite IPAMarble BreweryThe tenth beer in our 2018 hop-forward series, North-South is a ‘petite IPA’. Lots of Enigma backed up by Amarillo, Azacca & Lemon Drop, brings flavours and aromas of soft stone fruit and zesty lemon & orange, whilst wheat and Vienna provide a full, rounded malt base.  4.2%IPA30 Litre£135
Little NipperBlack Iris BrewerySession IPA3.8%IPA30 Litre£135
RefractionsSiren Craft BreweryRefractions is punchy with flavour, packed full of hops and drinkable all day long. Aromas of mango and pineapple invite you in to this tropical treat which delivers juicy fruit notes and light citrus highlights in abundance. Its refreshingly balanced, with a soft mouthfeel, delicate bitterness and a beautiful hazy pour.  4.2%IPA30 Litre£136
Truth and PurposeTwisted BarrelA soft, juicy New England Pale. Packed full of oats and wheat and with a soft water profile, for a smooth, chewy body. Focusses mainly on the tropical citrus of Azacca hops, ably supported by Mosaic, Citra and Centennial. Fermented with London Ale III yeast for a sweet, juicy finish  4.8%IPA30 Litre£136
WhiteoutCromarty BrewingSession White IPA Massive tropical fruit upfront with a smooth wheat backbone Citra, Mosaic and Motueka  3.8%IPA30 Litre£143
TitaniumQuantock BreweryPunchy West Coast IPA Massively hopped with a combination of Simcoe, Ekuanot and Citrus hops giving a beer bursting with tropical hop flavours on a base of Maris Otter and Oat malts giving a rounded, smooth mouthfeel. In 2019 alone it has won Golds at the SIBA South West Independent Beer Awards; the SIBA National Independent Beer Awards and the SIBA Regional Keg Independent Beer Awards. .  5.1%IPA30 Litre£115
Lagonda IPAMarble BreweryNamed after a classic car owned by the boss’s father, this has been our house IPA since 1997. Pale in colour, the malts provide a sturdy body on which is built a citrus and floral hop character  5%IPA30 Litre£132
Farmhouse Session IPANorthern AlchemyWe went with a malt base of Xtra Pale, Wheat, Oats, Torrified Oats and Wheat to provide a big mouth feel. Using Centennial & Motueka in the boil and the Hop Stand we then fermented this with a Belgian Farmhouse yeast. Dry hopped with Centennial, we also conditioned with lemon zest and juice.  4.2%IPA30 Litre£138
Dank MonkeyS43 BreweryFollowing on from the popularity of our previous Big Dank, Dank Money ups the dank game with a big hop bill starring Columbus, Simcoe, Citra, and Chinook. Thick and resinous with plenty of bitterness but fermented with London Ale III to balance it all out with a smooth and fruity finish  7.4%IPA30 L Polykeg£192
The Smoothie FactoryS43 BreweryIf you were a fan of our acclaimed Fat White Milkshake IPA then youre going to love Smoothie Factory. Weve packed it with Mosaic and El Dorado hops and then blended in passionfruit and mango purees for a big fruity kick all rounded out with whole Tahitian vanilla beans for a sweet, smooth and creamy finish.  6.2%IPA30L Polykeg£197
Tropic ThunderS43 BreweryTHE JOURNEY – Our first DIPA was released in early 2019, our first beer to mark a whole new and fresh direction for our brewing philosophy. Weve learned a lot since that first brew and for our next DIPA, we wanted to showcase two of brewings most flavour intense hops, Citra and Mosaic, for a modern, boozy hop trip. Complimented with lots of oats and wheat the tropical filled pairing of Citra & Mosaic is exactly what we drool for, in a thick, hoppy DIPA.  8.5%DIPA20L Polykeg£159

Key Keg Ciders:

NameBreweryDescriptionABVTypeSizePrice (inc VAT)
Kingston Black sparkling ciderHECKSA single Variety Cider made with 100% Kingston Black Apples, producing a Medium cider full of flavour  6.0%Cider30 Litre£118
Night BirdNightingale Cider CoNight Bird is our sophisticated yet easy drinking namesake, a sparkling fragrant and refreshing cider. A medium wild fermented cider made from dessert and culinary varieties grown on the Nightingales family farm and surrounding orchards. This is a 30L KeyKeg.  4.9%Cider30 Litre£126
Hogan’s Draught CiderHogan’sOur original no-nonsense cider, 100% fresh pressed. It’s authentically distinctive appley aroma mixed with peaty notes. Packed full of classic cider apple tannins with a well- balanced and pleasing complexity.  4.5%Cider30 Litre£126
Hogan’s Killer Sharp CiderHogan’s2017 Gold medal winner in the Specialty Cider category at the International Cider Awards. A fresh, earthy and rebellious cider with a fierce and tangy soured apple edge. This is a feisty but proper cider with a twist for those brave enough to try something different.

Fermented using brett yeast to give the cider a sharp, sour bite at the finish.  
5.8%Cider30 Litre£133
Hogan’s LibertineHogan’sIndulgent, sweetly satisfying cider. Burnt umber in colour, dark, bittersweet warming Libertine is a rich tannic cider with unusual depth. Satisfying, exotic and grown up (but a bit on the fringes)…wild, radical, brooding, delicious. Clear and lightly carbonated.  6.2%Cider30 Litre£136
Hogan’s French RevelationHogan’sOur Breton style cider is smooth, velvety and oh so richly flavoursome. After the big tannic punch, it delivers a natural apple sweetness only years of craft could perfect. A wild, fruity and mature cider with a naturally rich bronze colour.  4.8%Cider30 Litre£136
Hogan’s Wild Elder CiderHogan’sLocally foraged elderflower blended with our bittersweet and refreshingly fresh pressed English cider. This blend presents a distinctive and naturally delicate elderflower aroma with a delicious finish. The perfect companion to those long, hot summer days.  4.0%Cider – sweet30 Litre£150
Wild Summer Elderflower CiderKentish PipWe’ve added some sparkle to our favourite Wild Summer cider. Made with hand-picked fresh elderflowers from our farm. The flavours of pollen and nectar from the flowers punctuated with crisp dessert apples makes a wonderfully enticing and zingy cider. Watch the flowers bloom with a chilled glass of Wild Summer, perfect for those hot, hazy evenings.  4.0%Cider30 Litre£140

Key Keg Stouts/Porters:

NameBreweryDescriptionABVTypeSizePrice (inc VAT)
StoutDovedale Brewing Company    Oatmeal vanilla milk stout. Gold Medal Winner SIBA 2019 Regional Keg Awards. Silver Medal Winner SIBA 2019 National Keg Awards. An easy drinking yet smooth and creamy. A full bodied stout with complex notes of chocolate and coffee.  4.6%Stout30 Litre£124.00
CwtchTiny Rebel BreweryRatebeer: 98/100. Probably the best word ever. Cwtch (rhymes with butch) can mean either cuddle or cubbyhole. Grab a glass, relax and cwtch up with this untraditional Welsh red ale – a perfect blend of six caramelly malts and three citrussy American hops. It isn’t your average bitter – the hops do more to this deep amber coloured beer than just provide bite. Any old hop can do that! We’ve selected some of the most aromatic and tangy hops from the other side of the pond to give this red a fresh hit that complements the caramel flavours of the malts that gives this beer its colour. Drinkability and balance makes this beer. We love a good Cwtch, and we’re not the only ones…  4.6%Red Ale30 Litre£135.00
Market PorterThornbridgeCreamy, Smooth Porter4.5%(Seasonal)Named after our new pub in York – The Market Cat. This is a smooth, robust creamy porter with a hint of coffee to finish.  4.5%Porter30 Litre£133.00
Dead Wax London PorterOrbit Beers LondonOur take on a classic London Porter. Based on the late nineteenth century interpretation of the style. Complex rich malt, with aromas of burnt sugar, coffee and chocolate, with light bitterness and elegant, spicy hop character. A distinctively dry and drinkable dark beer.  5.5%Porter30 Litre£135.00

We ship kegs to home addresses

We supply beer kegs to home addresses via courier. Either same day (expensive!) or overnight* via Palletline with a 2 hr delivery window.

Because of the weight we ship kegs on a pallet, the good/bad news is that the cost is the same for 1 to 6 kegs and only marginally higher for 6+ kegs.

Prices range from £50 (to Birmingham), £60 (to London) or £75 (central Scotland). All prices are inclusive of VAT and are representative only. Please contact us for an exact quotation for your address.

*orders placed on Friday will be delivered on Monday. There is a £66 (inc VAT) surcharge for Saturday delivery from the Pallet company. In an emergency it is often cheaper to have a same day courier deliver on a Friday rather than pay the Saturday surcharge. Please call so we can help find the most cost effective delivery solution for you.

We have a wide range of Key Keg beers which cost only £5 to ship!

Perfect Draft Kegs – no longer stocked

Dear all,

regrettably we have decided to no longer supply the Perfect Draft kegs online as a result of escalating costs and increasing difficulty in obtaining stock.

We would like to thank you for your custom and apologise that we will no longer be able to ship kegs to you. Any existing orders will be fulfilled unless the product is out of stock – we will contact any customers directly for any orders we are unable to fulfil.

Draught beer in convenience stores

We have seen a significant rise in the number of convenience stores installing draught beer systems to add interest and boost revenues whilst our pubs are sadly closed.

branded beer dispensers

No changes needed to your alcohol sales licence

Selling draught beer is included in your existing off-sales licence – so no changes are needed. Start selling draught beer in next to no time. Profit is in the region of £2.00-£3.00 per pint.

Great looking draught beer dispensers – to suit all types of installation

Nothing beats the taste of fresh, cold draught beer and you can install a draught beer system today with our easy to install, easy to use and very low maintenance draught beer systems. All you need is a 13a standard power socket.

30L & 50L Kegs – good availability

We have good availability of 50 Litre kegs of Peroni, Birra Moretti, Amstel, Kronenboug 1664, Estrella, Heineken and Guinness . Also in stock – 30 litre kegs of Peroni, Moretti, Morena, Brooklyn and Guinness for collection in Southampton or nationwide delivery. For a shipping quote please give us a ring on 03302232545.

Free collection from Southampton

Overnight pallet delivery – the same cost applies to 1-6 kegs, actual cost depends on Post Code, please contact us for a quote, as a guide the shipping costs are:

  • Northern England – between £45 and £85 for up to 6 kegs overnight
  • Southern England and London – between £25 and £60 for up to 6 kegs overnight
  • Highlands and Scottish Islands – between £130 and £150 for up to 6 kegs overnight

All prices exclude VAT – please contact us for an exact shipping charge.

We are able to supply a wide range of craft lagers, IPA’s and ciders in Key Kegs – please contact us for more information.

We still have stock of Frizzante and Funkin cocktails in key-kegs.

Best wishes,

The tapforcoldbeer team.

Beer kegs for sale – delivery update:

Kegs for sale

We stock the following keg types:

  • 6 litre Perfect draft kegs – we ship nationwide (via courier)
  • 20 litre Frizzante, wine and Funkin cocktail kegs – we ship nationwide (via courier)
  • 30 and 50 litre kegs – we ship to England only and only to business addresses
  • 30 and 50 litre kegs – ship to Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey, West Sussex and London to any home address – minimum order 2 kegs

We are working on a wider delivery solution for 30 and 50 litre kegs to home addresses and will let you know when we have a solution.

New website goes live, take a look!

Our new website is here, quite literally! We have moved over to a UK hosted server (from the US) and across to a trusted, world class eCommerce platform.

We have improved the mobile experience, with far better performance, clearer images and a simpler cart and checkout process. You can of course still book online – with clear pricing and availability.

None of our competitors can match the wide range of beer/wine dispensers we have on offer, nor do they offer slushy machines, ice cream makers, bottle fridges or generators. Everything you need for your event, in one place.

Agents for Perfect Draft.

New website

We are also proud to announce that we are now approved agents for the Perfect Draft dispenser and kegs. We are the only site to offer the dispenser to buy or to rent, for the weekend – or longer. A real opportunity to try before you buy! In fact we are so sure you will love it, we will give you a £10 voucher code to use when you go on to buy your very own from our online store.

The rental process could not be simpler – a courier will deliver the dispenser and the beer. Once the rental is up all you need to do is package it up and drop them off and one of the thousands of designated drop off points. Meaning you can have draught beer in next to no time.

New website – new products!

The new website also offers a wider variety of kegs for sale from the online store. 6L Perfect Draft kegs can be shipped anywhere. We can deliver wine, Frizzante and cocktail kegs across the UK via courier. 30 and 50 litre kegs can be shipped to any business address in England and to home addresses in Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire and London – a minimum order of 2 kegs is now needed – sorry! We are working on a way of direct home deliveries at the moment, but weight seems to be the issue with kegs! We will keep you posted!

Our Lindr beer dispenser and Slushy rental service operates in Hampshire, Surrey, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire and London. Please call us on 03302232545 if you are outside these areas.

Privacy and security.

We obviously take data security very seriously and therefore we do not store any of your credit card details on our site. We use SagePay to manage all card and PayPal transactions, that way we can all be be assured that your information stays safe. Our site is of course secure (https with an EV certificate); with all data being encrypted, backed up and safely housed in a UK datacentre.

We are still loading products and putting the final touches to the site. Give us a call or send an email If you notice something missing. A big thank you to all our existing customers and a warm welcome to all.

Don’t forget, only offer clear pricing with the ability to book online.

Best wishes,

The tapforcoldbeer team.


Thinking about renting a Lindr dispenser or Jagermeister chiller for your event?

We have enjoyed supplying to hundreds of happy customers:

to private weddings

to corporate events

to exclusive private members clubs

to art galleries

to art installations

to pubs

to restaurants

to boutique hotels

to big name hotels

to universities

to student unions

to wedding planners

to caterers

to football clubs

to rugby clubs

to cricket matches

to golf clubs

to golf open championships

to every kind of birthday bash from 18 to 80

to wakes

to breweries

to big beer festivals

to Oktoberfests

to village fetes

to barbecues

to castles

to pumping stations

to marquees

to barracks

to crypts

to classic car shows

to fabulous Asian weddings

to Tuk Tuks

to horse-box bars

to mobile bars

to roof-top bars

to beach parties

maybe to you next? We would love to meet you

Summer of love – with draught beer

A brilliant summer of love, serving many thousands of ice cold pints at weddings all over the country. We have rented out beer chillers to hotels, castles, mobile bars and of course directly to the happy couple themselves.

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With many hotels charging over £4.00 a pint or offering a limited selection of lagers or ciders, many couples are hiring a Lindr beer chiller, choosing their favourite pint from their local micro-brewery or branded beers and running their own bar.

We have helped many couples have their favourite beers from Meantime, Brixton, Wimbledon and Pillars breweries (to name just a few). Our chillers run off a simple 3-pin plug, either from the mains or via a generator. With a very low power consumption they can easily run all night off a generator.

Lindr dispensers make serving draught beer at your wedding or event a piece of cake. We set everything up, show your bar or catering staff how to pour the perfect pint and how to change a keg. We are on hand 7 days a week to offer any telephone or WhatsApp support – just for peace of mind.

Our twin tap chillers can serve a lager and a cider or a Prosecco (Frizzante) and an IPA with ease. We have also loved every one of the Asian Weddings we have done this year. So happy to have been to so many and met so many wonderful people.

A true summer of love.