tapking

Discussion in 'Australia & New Zealand' started by barls, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. barls

    barls Nov 15, 2006 Australia

  2. scmorgan

    scmorgan Apr 5, 2005 Australia

    Ignoring the beer, aint a more robust style of package better than just plain bottles and cans? Might inspire other ... ???
     
  3. barls

    barls Nov 15, 2006 Australia

    so when are you putting beer out in this one scotty
     
  4. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Jan 5, 2009 Australia

    The new goon sacks of the beer industry.
     
  5. danieelol

    danieelol Jun 15, 2010 Australia

    if they get Founders then I'm all on board
     
  6. scmorgan

    scmorgan Apr 5, 2005 Australia

    Dunno if these would be as comfortable though ...
     
  7. mulder1010

    mulder1010 Aug 29, 2008 Australia

    Try Binnys for that
     
  8. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Jan 5, 2009 Australia


    I agree. Goon sacks minus the cardboard it is in makes a pretty comfy pillow. Tap king, on the other hand, well image sleeping on a 2ltr bottle of coke.
     
  9. scmorgan

    scmorgan Apr 5, 2005 Australia

    But, at least you could refill the bottle with pee and then gas it up ... insta Corona!
     
  10. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Jan 5, 2009 Australia


    True that. That is probably what Lion Nathan want you to do...

    So, the tap king beer stand arrived in store today ahead of us getting our hands on the actual product. Fucking Lion Nathan and their generic build...it is huge and really only meant to fit in Dan's or 1st Choice.
     
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  11. hopswiller

    hopswiller Jul 17, 2011 Australia

    I don't reckon it will last a year due to the price.

    2 x 3.2 litres of JS Chancer for $51 yet for and extra $3 dollars you can get a carton, good luck lion nathan your going to need it.
     
  12. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Jan 5, 2009 Australia

    My rough calculation has that '2x' deal at approx. 5 six packs worth. Not a bad deal considering RRP of a carton and the fact that the tap king is meant to replicate what comes out on draught at a pub.

    BTW - they ****ed me over again as it is not one stand you have to erect in your store but two - one for the shopfloor, the other for the coldroom :(
     
  13. MrKennedy

    MrKennedy Dec 29, 2006 Australia
    Beer Trader

    Only just saw the print ads in the Sydney Morning Herald. I understand they must've advertised during the Rugby League State of Origin as my Facebook feed had a lot of macro-drinking friends liking their page and raving about how great it would be to have at home.

    Seems like it would need to offer some benefit to change and purchase the system.

    It will take up a fair bit of fridge space, need to wash glassware etc...so i hope there's some cost saving, ability to get things you can't otherwise get, otherwise there's an environmental gain...but that doesn't seem like Lion was targeting that.
     
  14. hopswiller

    hopswiller Jul 17, 2011 Australia

    Very rough indeed, a carton is 9 litres. The 2x deal works out to around 17 stubbies.

    I know the tap king is supposed to replicate draught at the pub but the price should be a lot cheaper to appeal to their customer range.
     
  15. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Jan 5, 2009 Australia


    Yep your right :( 3 six packs it is.
     
  16. foles

    foles Jan 28, 2007 Australia

    It only makes sense if it is cheaper because of the reduction in packaging. If it is not cheaper, its a marketing gimmick.
     
  17. Darwin553

    Darwin553 Jan 5, 2009 Australia

    Agree should be cheaper based on packaging. LN are just trying to make hay while the sun shines with the launch. Haven't sold one yet and we've had them for 2 days already...
     
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