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The Best Places To Get A Keg In Calgary, Edmonton & Surrounding Cities in Alberta

Looking for a keg for May long weekend? Wanting to rent a keg for your wedding? Continue reading to compare prices of kegs from breweries and local liquor stores and learn the best places to rent a keg in Calgary, Edmonton, and other cities of Alberta.

The Best Places To Get A Keg In Calgary, Edmonton & Surrounding Cities in Alberta

Renting a keg is the perfect way to amp up any house party, wedding, or special gathering. Kegs can be used at any time of the year, but definitely, have an increase in popularity during the summertime months. If you’re looking to get a keg this summer, or any time of year, here are 18 great places in Calgary, Edmonton and other cities in Alberta to rent a keg.

 

What is a keg?

A keg is a small, pressurized metal barrel that holds beer. Traditionally made from wood, a beer keg is usually made from stainless steel. It can be used to store or transport beer, but with a valve at one end, it works as a great beer dispenser too.

 

How much beer is in a keg? How many people will a keg serve?

If you’re wondering how many beers are the keg you just bought, the answer depends entirely on the size of the keg. Kegs can come in a variety of sizes.

A half barrel keg is the most popular size of keg. It has 15.5 gallons of beer in it, which is roughly 165 12oz beers.

A quarter barrel, a.k.a. pony kegs, hold 7.75 gallons of beer. This equals to about 81 12oz beers.

A sixth barrel keg holds 5.15 gallons of beer, which means there are about 56 12oz beers in it.

Cornelius Kegs, a.k.a. a “corny”, are often used by home brewers as they only hold 5 gallons of beer (53 12oz beers).

 

Where to buy or a keg in Calgary and surrounding cities:

 

Banded Peak Brewing Company

Banded Peak, located southeast of downtown Calgary, offers a 19.5L keg and a 50L keg. For more information and to place an order, call Banded Peak at (403) 283 5133.

Banded Peak Brewing Keg Prices:

19.5L Keg: $120 – $140
50L Keg: $260 – $280

 

Big Rock Brewery

Big Rock Brewery requires at least 24 hours notice for keg rentals. Call (403) 720-3239 Monday – Thursday, between 10am – 6pm. Although, if you need your keg for the next day, make sure to call before 1pm.

How much for a keg from Big Rock Brewery?

58.6L Keg (approx. 150 beers): Signature Series: $285, Alberta Genuine Draft: $180
30L Keg (approx. 75 beers): $160 – $170
30L Cider Keg: $170
58.7L Cider Keg: $325
Pump Rental Fee: $10
Refundable Keg Deposit: $80
Refundable Pump Deposit: $60

For more information on renting a keg at Big Rock Brewery, click here.

 

Brewsters

Brewsters Brewing Company requests 5 business days notice for all keg orders, which are subject to availability. Call your Brewsters Foothills location, (403) 723-2739 to place your order.

Brewsters Keg Prices:

30L Keg (approx. 90 beers): $152.25 (with tax)
50L Keg (approx. 150 beers):
$262.50 (with tax)
Refundable Keg Deposit: $150

 

Crowfoot Wine and Spirits

Crowfoot Wine and Spirits offers 20L, 30L, and 59L kegs of a variety of beers, including Alexander Keith’s India Pale Ale, Kokanee, Budweiser, and much more. The price of your beer will depend on which beer you choose to fill your keg with. For more information on keg rentals, contact your local Crowfoot Wine and Sprits.

 

Prairie Dog Brewing

Prairie Dog offers 20L and 50L kegs. Their prices depend on which beer you’d like to fill your keg with. As for the deposit, you can choose to pay a refundable $30 deposit, or fill out a credit card authorization form which states you will pay the full price of the keg if the keg does not return to the brewery.

Prairie Dog Brewery Keg Prices:

20L Keg (about 40 glasses of beer): $100 – 130
50L Keg (about 100 glasses of beer): $200 – 250
Keg Deposit: $30 or credit card authorization for full cost

 

Trolley 5 Brewpub

Place your keg order with Trolley 5 Brewery at least 48 hours before you need to pick up your keg. Keg and pump deposits will be refunded with the return of your keg and pump.

Trolley 5 Keg Rental Prices:

20L Keg (approx. 56 beers): $95
50L Keg (approx. 150 beers): $225
Keg Deposit: $50
Pump Deposit: $50

Click here to make an order.

 

Village Brewery

Village Brewery offers 19L and 50L kegs. Most of the time the kegs are chilled and ready to pick up whenever, although if you’re needing a lot of kegs it’s a good idea to let the brewery know ahead of time so they are ready for when you need them.

Prices for a keg from Village Brewery:

19L Keg (approx. 35 pints): $100 – $115
50L Keg (approx. 95 pints): $260 – $280
Keg Deposit: $30

 

Wild Rose Brewery

Wild Rose Brewery loves kegs. In the early ages, the Wild Rose early team spread the wild by delivering kegs to some of Calgary’s most epic block parties. Pump and keg deposits will be refunded once the keg and pump are returned.

How much for a keg from Wild Rose Brewery?

29.3L Keg: $175
58.6L Keg: $275
Keg Deposit: $100
Pump Deposit: $100

Click here to make an order.

 

Willow Park Wine and Spirits

Willow Park Wine and Spirits offer over 100 kinds of domestic and imported beers. This liquor store recommends you give them a whole weeks notice to ensure your keg is cold and ready for exactly when you need it. Willow Park Wine and Spirits offers 20L, 30L, 50L, and 60L size kegs. The size of keg and the price of your keg beer will depend on which beer you choose to fill your keg with and the availability at the time. For more information on keg rentals, contact your local Crowfoot Wine and Sprits.

 

Wine and Beyond

Wine and Beyond has a large selection of domestic, imported, craft, and macro beers. To place a keg order with Wine and Beyond, they request you give them a week to 10 days notice so they can ensure your beer is chilled and ready. They offer 20L, 30L, 50L and 60L kegs. Prices and availability will depend on your beer of choice. Call Wine and Beyond at (587) 535-1781.

 

Zero Issue Brewing

Zero Issue Brewing sells 20L kegs depending on the stock they have available. Email them at info@zeroissuebeer.com for more information. Deposit for the keg will be returned once the keg returns back to the brewery.

Zero Issue Brewing Keg Rental Prices:

20L Keg: $110 for most beers (Nemesis IPA = $130)
Keg Deposit: $30

 

ZYN Wine Market

Located on the very west side of 17th Avenue, ZYN Wine Market offers a keg, a 20L keg, a 25L keg, a 30L keg, a 50L keg, and a 59L keg in a large variety of beers and wine.

For keg prices and beer availability at ZYN Wine Market, click here.

 

Where to buy a keg in Edmonton and surrounding cities:

 

Alley Kat

You can purchase Alley Kat beer in 20L kegs. Along with the rental of a keg Alley Kat provides you with a party pump to help make your party as stress free and fun as possible.

Alley Kat Rental Keg Cost:

20L Keg (60 bottles of beer): $122.50 – $132.50
Keg Deposit: Credit Card

Click here to place a keg order with Alley Kat.

 

Brewsters

Brewsters Brewing Company requests 5 business days notice for all keg orders, which are subject to availability. Call your Brewsters Oliver Square location, (780) 482-4677 to place your order.

Brewsters Keg Prices:

30L Keg (approx. 90 beers): $152.25 (with tax)
50L Keg (approx. 150 beers): $250 (with tax)
Refundable Keg Deposit: $150

 

Jasper Brewing Company

If you’re planning an event or party in Jasper, Alberta, Jasper Brewing Co. is the place to go. They offer 30L kegs of all their beers.

How much for a keg from Jasper Brewing?

30L Keg: $150 – $190
Keg Deposit: $200

 

Kegs and More Liquor

Edmonton’s Kegs and More offers 20L, 30L, and 59L kegs. Kegs and More request that you give them 2-3 business days notice before needing your keg. If you’d like a beer that Kegs and More doesn’t offer, let them know and they will try their best to get the beer in.

Click here to check out Kegs and More Liquor beer selections. Call them at (780) 454-5347 for prices and availability.

 

Situation Brewing

Situation Brewing believes beer should never be pretentious and only ever as complicated as you want it to be. Ordering a keg is incredibly easy at Situation Brewing, call the brewery a few days before your event and you’ll have your beer chilled and ready.

Situation Brewing Keg Rental Prices:

20L Keg or 50L Keg: $120 – $300

 

Yellowhead Brewing Company

Yellowhead Brewing offers their Premium Lager and their Remlar IPA in 30L Kegs. Contact Yellowhead Brewing Company to place your order.

Prices for a keg at Yellowhead Brewing:

30L Keg of Premium Lager: $150
30L Keg of Remlar IPA: $180

 

Oops! Did we forget about your favourite place to buy a keg in Alberta?!
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Are you planning an epic beer event? Here are some articles that could possibly help you out:

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