Pour a cold one at home with the Draftmark Home Tap System

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In the words of Benjamin Franklin – “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy”. Even if he didn’t really say it I have read it on enough t-shirts to appreciate the quote itself.

Now, I’ll admit to enjoying a cold tasty beer now and then. Whether I stay in the local area around where I live in NYC, or head downtown to grab a brew with friends. Yet, there have been many times my lazy butt would like the same tap beer experience from the comfort of my own couch. A cold pint, my flat screen TV, and my feet up kicking back.

Just so happens that recently my prayers were answered by the Beer Gods themselves when I was contacted to partake in a sampling of the Draftmark Home Tap System! Of course I accepted the offer, because, well…..Beer! Like I was really going to decline? Beer delivered right to my door, courtesy of Fresh Direct who they have worked out a distribution deal with for the NYC area. Damn, it can’t get any simpler since we here in Manhattan live off of food and meal deliveries!

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Easily fits in the fridge like a sleeve of soda.

For those not familiar with the Draftmark system it’s a simple and low-maintenance tap system that puts beer fans in total control of the draught beer experience pretty much right from their own living room, den, or fridge. Heck, even the bedroom if that’s where you want it. The unit itself is compact, lightweight, and sturdy. There is a battery pack that needs to be charged from your wall outlet for a few hours which powers the system. I have noticed that it’s long-lasting and I have not had to charge it that much again.

It’s a refrigerator-based system that takes up the same amount of space as a “fridge pack” of soda on your shelf, and it’s portable and mobile so you can easily pull it out and place it anywhere. It’s great for when friends or family are over and can be placed on the table for all to pour their own pint. The Draftmark system holds a one gallon barrel of beer, of which can yield about eleven 12-ounce pours. When the barrel is empty you just dispose or recycle it.

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For a bit of perspective on size I placed it on top of our mini apartment stove with a beer barrel.

Set up was actually simple and easy to use. Well, after a few minutes of the three of us trying to figure out how to install the barrel and close the unit to lock it in. After our group brain-thrust we figured it out. I’m a beer lover not a Big Bang Theory engineer! Call Howard Wolowitz! Honestly though, it is easy to use.

The technology behind it ensures that the beer inside the system will never touch air until it hits your glass, which allows the beer to stay fresh for thirty days once opened. The one gallon beer barrel of Shock Top was tapped a week ago, and after I poured a glass last night was just as fresh as the first day. I was quite impressed by this, and look forward to having a few more this evening as I relax and recover from turkey day with the family yesterday. Me, my beer, my couch, and my TV. Oh, I can’t forget the complimentary snacks that Fresh Direct hooked me up with. Life is good Mr Home Bartender!

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Gotta have some snacks with your cold brew!

Draftmark offers a variety of beer styles including Goose Island IPA, Budweiser, Shock Top, and Michelob Ultra among others. Prices vary by retailer and state. The Draftmark Tap System retails around $49.99 (one time permanent purchase) and Brewers Barrels cost between $13.99 and $15.99 each. To find a retailer in your area please visit www.draftmark.com or call 1-877-97-DRAFT and provide your zip code.

Oh, and check this out! The Draftmark system is being offered for a super special deal during the month of December. It will be FREE on Fresh Direct for the month of December (while supplies last). Beer barrels sold separately. Just in time for the holidays!

(Disclaimer – even though I was offered the chance to try out the Draftmark system, and was sent a complimentary unit, two beer barrels, and snacks, I really did enjoy using it and would recommend it. It makes a nice gift for any beer lover and doesn’t take up too much space.)

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Draftmark – www.draftmark.com

Facebook page – Facebook.com/Draftmark

Fresh Direct – https://www.freshdirect.com/index.jsp

17 thoughts on “Pour a cold one at home with the Draftmark Home Tap System”

  1. I looked around but could not find Draftmark on Fresh Direct.

    Also, do you have a link or more info on the Free Draftmark system offer?

        1. Thanks for your patience! I received the info on the deal – Right now Draftmark is listed on FreshDirect as 30% off ($34.99).

          There is a rebate form at the following link to make it free— up to $35 refunded to consumer. Fresh Direct will be listing this later this week, but it’s live now if you want to share it with your readers.
          · Go to http://www.rewardswithbud.com
          · Enter offer number AB-302
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        1. Thanks for your patience! I received the info on the deal – Right now Draftmark is listed on FreshDirect as 30% off ($34.99).

          There is a rebate form at the following link to make it free— up to $35 refunded to consumer. Fresh Direct will be listing this later this week, but it’s live now if you want to share it with your readers.
          · Go to http://www.rewardswithbud.com
          · Enter offer number AB-302
          filbio310 recently posted…Olives! Hummus! Babaganoush! Peri Ela on the UES of NYC.My Profile

  2. I got one of these for Christmas with two beers. Loved it. Now I can’t get the refills. Their store locator is out of date as the places they list no longer seem to carry it. Is Draftmark about to go under? I expect so.

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