Beer drums on trial

tasmanian beer drumsTHE Cascade Brewery Co. Ltd. has imported three trial steel drums, now being used on the Mainland for bulk beer. The brewery is investigating how they stand up to cartage, and whether they affect the flavour of beer. The steel drums eventually may replace the barrels made of Tasmanian blackwood, because there is a shortage of wood and coopers. Here Mr. F. G. Natty, cellarman at Hadley’s Hotel, Hobart, is tapping one of the drums.

The Hobart Mercury June 16 1950

Categories: Breweries, Hobart hotels, Tasmania hotels


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  1. Hi Mick ,
    Interesting post , Over here in the UK , We`ve had both Aluminium Kegs ( Plasticised Lining ) and , Stainless Steel Kegs ( No lining required ) .
    Does anyone know when the major brewers stopped Wooden Casks ?
    Sizes in Gallon Capacities :
    Hogshead @ 54 G , Barrel @ 36 , Kilderkin @ 18 , Firkin @ 9 , Pin @ 4 1/2

    Cheers ,

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