Your own private kegger for St. Paddy's Day

Heineken finally ships the "BeerTender" years after debut.


So much for our trend-spotting skills. We thought for sure that, where beer dispensing is concerned, the next big thing would be built-in taps, whether they be for the fridge or the game console . Instead, what seems to be taking hold is the portable version , we assume for reasons of practicality.

Case in point (so to speak): The Heineken "BeerTender," which Gizmodo says it wrote about nearly four years ago, at long last is arriving on U.S. shores. The attractive dispenser accommodates a 5-liter mini-keg, though the long delay means it'll face some stiff competition . Even so, it's timing is still good--just in time for St. Patrick's Day .

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    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET


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