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The *REAL* Back-to-School Essentials [College Party Edition]

Now that summer is officially over and it's time to hit the books once again, you're probably thinking about what you need to bring to school with you. Heading back to campus after a summer of revelry can be a bittersweet feeling, but you can minimize those impending blues by stocking up on the real … [Read more...]

How to Choose Your Dream Home Kegerator

Lost on the interweb looking for that perfect kegerator for your home? With so many similar looking models to choose from, shopping for one can seem quite overwhelming. There are many options to consider when looking for a kegerator. For example, is it going to be built-in or freestanding? Is it … [Read more...]

Kegerator Essentials: Cleaning Kits

So, now you have a new kegerator, and you've thrown your first party. The post-party cleanup is certainly a breeze since you don't have to pick up dozens of empty beer bottles and cans laying around your home. But what about your kegerator, do you need to clean that? The simple answer is yes, and … [Read more...]

House Essentials: Double Tap Kegerators

Double tap kegerators are designed to store not one, but two kegs of your favorite beer. Just like a single tap kegerator, the double taps allow you to serve your favorite brews at the perfect temperature any time you want, with the added bonus of choosing between two brews. Using a double tap … [Read more...]

6 Tips Everyone Needs to Know Before They Brew Their Own Beer

Home brewing has taken the nation by storm. The beer brewing competitions are fiercer than ever because there are so many more competitors. If you are just getting started then there are a few things you need to know. By learning the basics and creating good habits from the beginning, you will find … [Read more...]

Must-Have Kegerators for Your Summer Parties

In the dead heat of summer, there are few beverages more refreshing than an ice-cold beer. When you're having a large gathering, though, one of the prime concerns is keeping the beer cool. Consider investing in a kegerator so you can drink cold beer any time and any place. The first thing … [Read more...]

A Crash Course in the History of Beer

The rich history of beer spans thousands of years.  The earlier parts of beer history can be unclear depending upon how you define beer and if you include when beer was first produced on a domestic scale.  The full history of beer is as interesting and intriguing as it is exciting.  In fact, beer is … [Read more...]

6 Man Cave Necessities You Can’t Be Without

Every guy needs a man cave and every man cave is different.  If you are looking to upgrade your man cave or build one from scratch, there are a few necessities you absolutely have to have.  Regardless of your style, tastes, and preferences there are six things that will determine whether or not you … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Buying the Perfect Outdoor Kegerator

Buying the perfect outdoor kegerator isn’t as simple as it seems.  There are a variety of factors many people overlook, which can cause problems in the long run.  At the same time, if you know what to look for, the right outdoor kegerator will quickly reveal itself.  The key is having a general idea … [Read more...]

Mini Kegerators Aren’t Just For Beer

Mini kegerators are great for personal use and can also be utilized while entertaining. If you are using a full size kegerator to serve beer, a mini kegerator can be used to serve a nonalcoholic option. This gives you a wider variety of drinks to serve your guests. It’s also a nice option to have if … [Read more...]

Top 10 Summer Beers

Summer typically means higher temps and more time spent outside. Whether you’ve just finished mowing the lawn in the sweltering heat or are simply enjoying the cool night air, there’s certainly a beer that’s perfect for the occasion. As opposed to winter, when we long for stouts, porters, brown … [Read more...]

Real Ale 17th Anniversary Party

On April 13th, Real Ale held their 17th anniversary party at their brewery in Blanco, TX. This year they decided to have it in April when it is much more pleasant outside than in previous years when it was held in the middle of the sweltering Texas summer.  The beautiful weather and the promise of … [Read more...]