Friday, October 16, 2015

Anstich keg time again! Franconian lager at the Public House, this afternoon.

This weekend marks the annual return to the Public House of Anstich kegs from Germany.

These are 20-liter, gravity-feed kegs with no CO2 used to push the beer. They're filled at small breweries in Franconia, and shipped by Shelton Brothers to Starlight Distribution in as timely a fashion as possible. We've always found the beer to be remarkably fresh.

Just as in Franconia, we set an Anstich keg on the counter behind the bar, punch a hole in the top, and use a rubber mallet to insert a tap at the bottom. Once tapped, the 40 half-liter glasses of beer therein must be consumed forthwith, or the remainder will go flat.

There are six Anstich kegs to be tapped between Today (October 16) and Halloween, with tappings taking place at 3:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Friday, October 16th: Weissenohe Altfränkisch Klosterbier

Saturday October 17th: Bayer Landbier

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