Heineken Light and Strongbow Gold Apple Hard Cider are now available on the company’s BrewLock keg system.
BrewLock is on-premise draught technology. The BrewLock keg is a patented double wall 20L keg made out of 100% recyclable PET plastic.
The liquid lives in a bladder inside the keg, protected by the PET shell. Traditional kegs rely on an often-expensive blend of CO2 and N2 that can result in inconsistent or compromised quality. With BrewLock, a small, customized air compressor exerts pressure in the area between the shell and the bladder, pushing the liquid through the draught lines untouched, which guarantees a perfect pour every time.
The innovation was recently recognized by the National Restaurant Association for its impact on the restaurant industry with a Food and Beverage Innovation Award. The patented system was developed by Heineken as a means to consistently provide a freshly brewed beer taste in an easy to install format, the company says, without compromising the quality that consumers demand.
Originally, Heineken only made Heineken Lager and Newcastle Brown Ale available for BrewLock.
BrewLock kegs are easy to install, the company says, lighter in weight than steel barrels and are horizontally stackable when not in use, resulting in a smaller footprint in the cooler. They provide a nearly 100% yield so every last drop of profit is squeezed out of the keg.