Foster's creates self-cooling keg

Scottish Courage is test-marketing what it claims is the world's first self-cooling keg, aimed at caterers and consumers serving guests during the summer months.

It marks the first use of self-cooling technology in the UK beer industry, although several major drinks firms are understood to have looked into self-cooling cans.

It claims the Foster's Cool-Keg holds 35 pints, which it takes to the 'perfect drinking temperature' of 6 deg C within an hour of being activated and keeps it cold for 12 hours.

The CoolKeg will be priced at £49.95, along with a £30 deposit, refunded when the keg is returned. Initially, it will be sold through off-trade retailers in the Brighton area.

Developed in Germany, the technology consists of a non-toxic substance called zeolite, vacuum-encased in the outer cardboard layer, which surrounds a fleece-like water reservoir. When activated, the zeolite absorbs the water which, under vacuum conditions, quickly converts to ice.

John Botia, Foster's brand director at Scottish Courage, said: "The Foster's CoolKeg eliminates any need for complicated dispensing equipment or electricity, and it is set to make cold, draught beer a regular feature at parties and barbeques in Britain for the first time."

The Foster's CoolKeg marked its debut by being served at last week's reunion party for the latest series of reality TV show I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!


Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus
Brand Republic Jobs

subscribe now


John Lewis walks consumers through its history to celebrate 150 years of business
Waitrose boosts content strategy with 'Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose' C4 tie-up
Hottest virals: Cute puppies star in Pedigree ad, plus Idris Elba and Fruyo
Amnesty International burns candles to illuminate new hope
Toyota achieves the impossible by calming angry Roman drivers
Tom of Finland's 'homoerotic' drawings made into stamps
YouTube reveals user habits to appeal to 'older' marketers
Ex-M&S marketing chief Steven Sharp consulting at WPP
Wolff Olins reveals new CEO after Apple poaches Karl Heiselman
Glasgow offers £30,000 prize to best digital idea for 2014 Commonwealth Games
Google's revenues surge but shares drop as it grapples with transition to mobile
Facebook beats Twitter to most 'marketing friendly' social media site crown, says DMA
Fableists believe children like Finn should be outdoors enjoying life
Homebase, Baileys and Camelot join the line-up at Media360
MasterCard renews Rugby World Cup sponsorship to push cashless message
Lynx unleashes £9m 'Peace invasion' campaign
Social Brands 100 Youth: Pizza Hut most social youth brand in UK
Cheryl Cole is wild and arresting in new L'Oreal work
Morrisons told not to show alcohol ads during YouTube nursery rhymes
O2 head of brand Shadi Halliwell departs after 23 years at company in restructure
Tesco hit by further sales decline as it turns to digital Clubcard and social network
Branding guru Wally Olins dies aged 83
Duracell short film captures epic Transatlantic voyage
Ash runs Tinder experiment to show smokers are less desirable to opposite sex
British Airways teams up with Gerry Cottle Jnr for summer of rooftop film screenings
Arklu says 'girls can be superheroes too' with doll design competition
Coke enters squash market with Oasis Mighty Drops
Virgin Galactic signs up Land Rover as space flight sponsor
Motorola marketer Andrew Morley departs as Google gears up for sale to Lenovo
US Airways apologises after tweeting obscene image at a customer