Behold, my new draft homebrew setup!

The homebrew keg

Will, my 2-year-old son, inspecting the system for leaks:
Will inspecting the keg

I took some of my first batch of draft brew into work this week. Only a few folks were able to take 20 minutes out of their busy day to come and try some, so I ended up having some to take back home. I discovered that taking a “growler” (or in this case a 2-liter plastic soda bottle) full of draft beer is difficult. Some CO2 is released when you dispense the beer (hence the head you typically see on a glass of beer), and the remaining CO2 quickly vacates the beer in favor of the head space at the top of the bottle. I have no way to pressurize the bottle (which would keep the beer properly carbonated). So what I took to the office was less than stellarly carbonated.