Kegstar is the official keg partner of the GABS Festival.

Kegstar GABS partnership

2017 GABS Festival is the 3rd year of Kegstar partnership.


Get GABS kegs

Registered for a GABS beer? This is what you need to know.

Must complete Kegstar T&C's

There are key dates for keg deliver and dispatch

Kegs are to be scanned

Keg spear are different for AU and NZ

Sale and return details

Other details

Kegstar T & C's

Kegstar T & C's

We're delighted to partner again for all GABS events as the key logistics partner. Kegstar helps GABS ensure a smooth freight and logistics process for all participating breweries and cideries.

For Australian breweries and cideries:
Kegstar will deliver 50L A-type kegs to each participating brewery and cidery, however if you choose to utilise some Kegstar kegs already at your site you can. Once filled, breweries and cideries are responsible for delivering their own kegs to the Liquex warehouse in Melbourne at their own expense.

For New Zealand breweries and cideries:
Kegstar will deliver 50L A-type kegs or 50L D-Type kegs to each participating brewery and cidery, however if you choose to utilise some Kegstar kegs already at your site you can. Once filled, breweries and cideries are responsible for delivering their kegs to the GABS warehouse in Auckland at their own expense.

For international breweries and cideries:
Breweries, cideries or their distributors are responsible for providing their own kegs and delivering them to the Liquex warehouse in Melbourne at their own expense. Please note that for a limited number of breweries and cideries outside of Australia and New Zealand, GABS will pay an additional $60 AUD per keg for freight costs.


    Fast Facts:
  1. If you are an existing Kegstar customer you can use any Kegstar keg you have at your brewery. You will be credited both the issue fee and up-to 30 days rental on each keg you use for your GABS beer (max 7 kegs). To be eligible for the credit please scan your GABS beer to the Kegtainer Bar.
  2. If you are an existing Kegstar customer you do not need to fill in T&C's.
  3. Non-Kegstar customer must fill in T&C's and will receive kegs free of charge (max 7 kegs).
Key Dates

These are the key dates for your GABS kegs

NZ Beer / Cider going to AU
AU Beer / Cider going to AU & NZ
NZ Beer / Cider going to NZ only
Scanning Kegs

Kegs are scanned for removal of liability & Kegstar credit.

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    Fast Facts:
  1. All kegs must be scanned
  2. Once scanned and delivered to Kegtainer bar you have no liability for the keg.
  3. If you are not an existing Kegstar customer your scanning log-in details will be emailed to you upon the completion of the T&C's.
  4. For scanning instructions please click the 'Scan Help' link below.
  5. If you have kegs which are returned to you by GABS under the Sale & Return policy you will become liable again for the kegs under Kegstar's T's & C's.
Keg Details Scan Help

Kegstar kegs are the highest quality.

Keg Info

Type:
DIN
Brand:
Thielmann-Portinox
Capacity:
50L
Material:
Stainless Steel
Thickness:
2mm(chimbs) 1.5mm(body)
Height:
600mm
Diameter:
381mm
Weight:
12.3kg

Type A [AU]

Type:
A
Brand:
DSI
Specification:
Stainless steel,
Electro-polished surface,
EPDM seals
Threads:
2" x 14 TPI,
RD 52.0 x 6 TPI,
RD 52.8 x 6 TPI,
2 1/8" x 7 TPI
Features:
Fixed safety device on down tube,
easy to fit with simple tools,
safety device prevents removal under pressure,
removal only possible with special tool after full de-gassing.
CO2 Valve Features:
Radial and axial sealing,
sealing support through spring-retaining plate and washer,
machined valve top,
protected valve top.

Type D [NZ]

Type:
D
Brand:
DSI
Specification:
Stainless steel,
Electro-polished surface,
EPDM seals
Threads:
2" x 14 TPI,
Features:
Fixed safety device on down tube,
easy to fit with simple tools,
safety device prevents removal under pressure,
removal only possible with special tool after full de-gassing.
CO2 Valve Features:
Radial and axial sealing,
sealing support through spring-retaining plate and washer,
machined valve top,
cast and machined stainless steel inlay and pressure resistance > 100 bar.
Sale & Return

What if GABS doesn't use all of the Festival Beer or Cider?

Sale & Return - How it works

    For Australian businesses:
  • If you're an Australian brewery or cidery (or have Australian distribution), any full and untapped kegs of your Festival Beer or Cider will be made available for collection from either our Melbourne or Sydney warehouse (at your choice) following GABS Sydney.
  • It is then your responsibility to collect the kegs by no later than Monday 12 June. Should these full kegs not be collected after the collection period, the amount for this keg(s) will be deducted from your final GABS payment. A $10 charge to the brewer will also apply to cover keg uplift and emptying.
    For New Zealand businesses:
  • The same model will apply if you're a New Zealand brewery or cidery (or have NZ distribution), and are producing a Festival Beer or Cider for GABS Auckland. Any full kegs will be available for collection from our Auckland warehouse until Monday 3 July. Should these full kegs not be collected after the collection period, the amount for this keg(s) will be deducted from your final GABS payment. A $10 charge to the brewer will also apply to cover keg uplift and emptying.
    Exclusions:
  • For those Australian breweries and cideries brewing Festival Beers or Ciders for GABS Auckland, or New Zealand breweries and cideries brewing for GABS Melbourne and Sydney that do not have any local distribution in those markets, the sale-or-return model will not apply, and GABS will retain ownership of any unused kegs. In this instance only, please note that GABS reserves the right to on-sell uncollected kegs at its discretion.
FAQ

FAQ

https://www.gabshub.com

How do I get kegs?

    You have two choices:
  1. If you're a current Kegstar customer you can use empty kegs you have on site and we will credit you’re account, refer to Fast Facts Section.
  2. Kegstar will deliver the kegs you require. Simply go to the Key Dates Section of the site and click on the 'Confirm your Kegs' button

Specially made GABS collars will be posted to you the week of your keg delivery, if your using kegs on site we will send them the same week as everyone else. The collars MUST be sent with the kegs to make the job of receiving and sorting kegs easy for our friends at GABS.

T's & C's are important, Kegstar can not send you any kegs unless you have completed current T's & C's. If you have rented kegs from us since April 2015 you will be up to date. If you had GABS kegs last year you will be up to date. If you are unsure don't stress, please email [email protected] to ask.

    Festival Beer & Cider Quantities:
  • MEL & SYD ONLY 5 x 50L KEGS
  • MEL / SYD / AKL 7 x 50L KEGS
  • AKL ONLY 2 x 50L KEGS
Contact Kegstar
Contact Us

T 1800 KEGSTAR (Australia)

3 Caledonia Street, Paddington,
Sydney NSW 2021, Australia
[email protected]

T 0800 KEGSTAR (New Zealand)

2/19 Auburn St, Grafton,
Auckland 1023, New Zealand
[email protected]

T 0800 534 5000 (United Kingdom)

Level 2, 2 Sheraton Street, Soho,
London W1F 8BH, United Kingdom
[email protected]

T 1844 KEGSTAR (USA)

5897 Windward Parkway
Alpharetta 30005, GA, USA
[email protected]
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