How to Get a Beer Keg Refilled

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Things You'll Need

  • Beer keg

  • Legal identification to drink alcohol

  • Car with ample trunk space or a truck with flatbed

  • One to two people to transport beer keg

  • Money (anywhere from $40-90)

  • Bungee cords, if desired

Getting a beer keg refilled is simple and quick. As long as you are of legal age to drink (in the United States of America, that is 21), all you need is a way to get the beer keg to a liquor store, the money to get it refilled and a legal identification card.

Step 1

Load the beer keg into a vehicle that has a large trunk or onto the flatbed of a pickup. You will probably need one to two people with you, as it will take around two fit men to lift the full beer keg.


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Step 2

Go to your local liquor store and bring the empty beer keg shell to the counter. Tell the store clerk or manager that you need to refill a keg. Be prepared to present your identification, showing you are of legal drinking age.

Step 3

Decide what type of beer you want to fill the keg with. Prices vary, so choose one that seems like a good deal to you, or choose the best-tasting. This all depends upon your budget and who is drinking the beer. Many women choose a lighter beer without strong flavor. Guys tend to lean towards darker beer with strong flavor.


Step 4

Wait for the beer keg to be refilled. This can take anywhere from 10 minutes to 30 minutes. Pay for the keg once it is refilled.

Step 5

Lift the keg back into the trunk or onto the flatbed and secure it with bungee cords, if necessary, and transport it to where you are taking the keg.

Step 6

Replace the tap, then enjoy the beer.


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