Today I want to talk about my quest for an outdoor kegerator. This is not an official review, it’s just something I wanted to share with you beer lovers.
I have a dream.
My dream is to be able to entertain in my own back yard like nobody else.
I’m in the process of looking for a sizable out of town property where I can build to suit. My main criteria for this property is that I have to be able to create a nice, big, private back yard.
In this back yard, I will build a large patio, which will include a nice outdoor kitchen. It doesn’t have to be much, but I want a lot of counter space and a built in grill.
..and an outdoor kegerator.
But this kitchen wouldn’t be complete without an outdoor kegerator. In fact, a kegerator is really what I want my kitchen to be designed around. It has the biggest draw for me.
Imagine throwing a midsummer evening soiree. The sun goes down and your friends arrive. You all take turns flipping steaks on the grill. It’s hot. But you’ve got something to make your guests much more comfortable – a chilled keg tapped in your outdoor kegerator, ready to deliver right in your own back yard. Your guests happily take turns pouring themselves cold, frosty beer.
Suddenly nobody complains about the heat, and the evening is filled with laughter and memories.
This is my dream. A dream that is slowly becoming a reality.
I haven’t even purchased my property yet, and I’m already researching my future outdoor kegerator. Might sound like I’m getting a little ahead of myself, but this will be the pinnacle of my back yard space.
This is something I refuse to convert a fridge or freezer into. This kegerator has to look as good as the rest of my kitchen. And for that, I’m turning to Perlick.
The best outdoor kegerator manufacturer?
Perlick is well known for its commercial draft systems – one of my friends owns a couple of bars and uses their systems. They come highly recommended for their dependability and solid design.
But Perlick also does high end residential units, for both indoor and outdoor, with the same commercial grade quality. They are complete, self-containing kegerator systems, which need absolutely no upgrading because they are already include the best parts. This is one of those situations where you really get what you pay for, and since I plan on forking over a small fortune for my outdoor kegerator, I refuse to go for anything less than superb.
To me, superb is this beer fridge/kegerator combo. It’s double the width of most kegerators, because one side is the kegerator, and the other side is a shelved fridge so guests can stock it with their own beer, keeping it chilled to the perfect temperature.
I’ve also chosen to go with a glass door on the fridge side, just because I think it would look very slick, and I think it would really pop with the rest of my cabinets, especially under a nice granite counter top.
This dream is a dream that will soon be a reality. I’m drooling over it already. In my mind, there is really nothing better than being able to pour your own home brew out of your own back yard because you own an outdoor kegerator.
If you’ve read anything else on this site, you know that I have a passion for making my own home brewed draft beer. Why wouldn’t my dream translate into the best of the best for a backyard draft system?
Do you have a dream? I dare you to dream a little harder and check out what Perlick has to offer. I’ve got my eye on this unit – it’s one of the priciest models, but if you haven’t guessed, I’m willing to spend the extra money to get the right outdoor kegerator.
If you are doing what I’m planning and creating your own outdoor entertaining space, the time to order is now – some units can take up to 5 weeks have your outdoor kegerator delivered.