KEG

Did you know that Keg beer in Kenya was first sold in Serena and Intercontinental Hotels in the late 1980’s during the era of Price Control, when a beer in the five-star Hotel New Stanley cost almost the same in zero-star Modern Green Bar and No Restaurant on Luthuli Avenue?
A Keg is normally now constructed of stainless steel, although aluminium can be used if it is coated with plastic on the inside.
It is commonly used to store, transport, and serve beer.
Other alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks, carbonated or non-carbonated, may be housed in a keg as well.
Carbonated drinks are generally kept under pressure in order to maintain carbon dioxide in solution, preventing the beverage from becoming flat.


Also, did you know that KEG is the acronym for Kenya’s Enlightened Guys?

Well, now that you know

how does KEG taste like?

What of alcohol percent

Ile keg tunatambua ni ya senator. Hizo zingine ni chieth

Where can I get a mtungi for my own beer keeping?

Keg tastes like Balozi. The alcohol content is 5.5%

DRAUGHT. Keg is just a container. You’ll be surprised to learn that any beer stored in kegs is of a superior quality to its par in aluminum cans/bottles. Draught is generally considered to be the optimal method of showcasing the art of brewery, due to the number of benefits that come from packaging beer in keg barrels as opposed to bottles. Keg barrels prevent the beer contained inside them from the elements: light and air – oxygen to be specific. This results in a fresher beer that does not degrade from exposure to air, and does not get too foamy. This is what you want when you have draught from the tap. Then there is the added benefit of freshness, and the chance to savour the true flavour and character of the lager/ale/stout. Draught beer stores and maintains the liquid’s aroma and flavour, exactly as it was from when it was brewed. ArtCaffe and a few other places wako na ‘keg’ ya tusker and heineken…
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SENATOR KEG: Senator beer is one of the most successful innovations by Diageo that has been featured in the Harvard Business Review. Was invented under leadership of current safaricom CEO (its one of the main reasons that catapulted him to the safaricom job). Senator keg was introduced into the Kenyan market to give low income earners an alternative to illicit brews. It’s safe, clean and cheap. It’s cheap cos they(Diageo in kenya) came up with a formula for brewing beer that doesn’t require the use of (foreign sourced) expensive hops, and instead made using 100%locally sourced raw materials such as sorghum and barley. Secondly, the biggest breakthrough for Senator was negotiations for 100% excise tax remissions.
We decided to go to government and say our intention is to solve the illicit alcohol issue. So there is a social angle to this. Help us by reducing taxes,” says Ndegwa. Also bear in muind that for packaged beer roughly 20% goes to packaging…and the repetitive process of sourcing, cleaning and packing the beer into bottles.
EABL also ensured that it streamlined the distributorship channel by making it only two level. The only personnel involved were hundreds of distributors and the final retailers. The booze would be transported in barrels and then served into branded plastic cups unlike the use of bottles which would be quite expensive.
Even though the brand had navigated treacherous thickets, its high sales became the taxman’s magnet in 2013 when excise tax incentives were cut by 50%. The ripple effect proved to be an economic catastrophe that rendered thousands jobless as consumers abandoned Senator for traditional brew.
Retailers soon closed shop while sorghum farmers were caught in a storm of reduced demand for their produce. As its sales plummeted, the government moved quickly and gave a 90% tax remission in 2015. However, there have been flip-flops on taxation of Senator keg with mainstream media reporting that the beer’s price might increase in the near future.

unaweza dharau keg but it’s one of the most genius kenyan products out there…supporting 1000’s of farmers by buying all their produce and savin lives. The problem with ‘‘enjoying’’ keg in kenya IMO is cleanliness. keg/draught beer is packaged straight from the source after brewing (very fresh but sensitive). Beer packaged in bottles undergoes further sterilization/pasteurization to meet "safety standards’’ before its packages in bottles/cans. It’s also carbonated at the factory (ever drunk a ‘flat’ mukorino aka guinness- yuck): these processes alter the original quality(taste and aroma) of the beer, but keg is straight from source and carbonated when srving . Its much more fresh…however -being “delicate” it requires special handling while serving i.e CLEAN CUP and TAP. now you know

Keg ikikaa Sana inakuwa tasteless

A “keg” is simply a barrel for beer or other drinks

Niko hapa Royal pub mkono ya Right ni jug ya keg na ya left iko kwa thighs za yellow yellow momo na sisumbui!