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Where to get a keg (Iowa)?

Discussion in 'Midwest' started by henrichsj, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. henrichsj

    henrichsj Aficionado (135) Iowa Aug 4, 2013

    I am graduating with my Masters degree in May. I want to have a party but have no clue where to rent a keg. And... I want a keg of some decent beer. Where do I start?
  2. BrettHead

    BrettHead Advocate (660) Nebraska Sep 18, 2010

    Guessing Hy-Vee is your best bet
  3. SudsSavant

    SudsSavant Savant (335) Minnesota Jan 9, 2007 Beer Trader

    Maybe if you can narrow down your location? Despite it's reputation as flyover country, Iowa's fairly big and your options in Sioux City aren't necessarily going to be the same as it in Davenport.
  4. henrichsj

    henrichsj Aficionado (135) Iowa Aug 4, 2013

    Cedar Valley, NE corner of the state. I figured Hy-Vee, just didn't know what kind of selection they'd have of craftier beers. What does a typical keg rental cost? Never got one before...
  5. BrettHead

    BrettHead Advocate (660) Nebraska Sep 18, 2010

    Best thing to do is call and ask what they can order for you :)

    Typical keg deposit is $30 and roughly the same for a tap deposit
  6. squashington

    squashington Aficionado (115) Iowa May 22, 2013

    Johnson Brothers most likely distributes beer or wine to your Hy-Vee. Talk to the manager and order a keg of Oberon if you're looking for something that appeals to a wide crowd.
  7. bditty187

    bditty187 Champion (790) Nebraska Jul 10, 2002

    In my store in CB most 5.5gal kegs run between $55-65 for craft beer and $110 - $165 for a full keg. If you see a beer on the shelf you're likely to get it in a keg.
    BrettHead likes this.