Far too often people hear the words “keg beer” and they think “cheap beer” rather than thinking “KEG PARTY! WOOOO!” or thinking, incorrectly, that keg beer is always synonymous to cheaper beers. Fallacy, indeed! Most fine establishments of beverage purveyance can easily supply a range of fine brews to their appreciative customers, from delectable and near-universally obtainable imports like Stella Artois to the American heavyweight Samuel Adams Boston Lager to regional craft brews.
Now, that said, the issue, as always, becomes the price. Fine beers come with high price tags, and more or less, that’s that. Whereas a keg of, say, Natural Light may cost you in the neighborhood of eighty dollars (this is not counting the rental of the keg shell, tap, or much needed ice bucket, of course!), a keg of a finer craft brew could cost you as much as a hundred dollars more than that. So, how to choose? Ah, the answer is simple: balance! Balance the expectations of your guests, balance the price you are comfortable with, and remember these words of wisdom: “Half the price means twice as much beer, bro, let’s get some MGD!”