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Dec 9, 2010 10:41 AM

Keg Gift Giving


I live out of state and would like to purchase a gift certificate/card for a friend who lives in the Bay Area.
He enjoys draft beer and has a tap on his home bar.

Any suggestions on a store that sells keg beer?

Tried BevMo but no dice, apparently they've had a lot of scammers lately...

Advice/suggestions would be appreciated!

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  1. Why don't you ask his significant other where he buys kegs? When I've bought kegs at BevMo, they have done a pretty careful job recording my ID in conjunction with some tags on the keg; I think there are tight regulations so that if minors get access to the keg they can hold someone responsible. If that's the "scammer" problem you encountered, then anyone selling a keg should be doing the same thing.

    How about an old-fashioned gift certificate of a card, a note saying he should spend it on beer, and some cash?

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    1. re: SteveG

      Thanks for the insight about BevMo's policy.

    2. What city does he live in, that makes a difference since he'll likely have to haul it. Also what kind of beer does he like? In SF and Oakland/Berkeley there's options that aren't necessarily mainstream. I'd try the City Beer Store. Don't know if they do GC but you can ask or set up a tab.

      City Beer Store
      1168 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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      1. re: ML8000

        Just took at look at the site you mentioned, it sounds like just the spot, thanks a lot!