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Costco is Selling This Entire Keg of Beer for Under $20

Five liters for $19.99...prost!

Costco's current inventory is all about the things members need to make this summer a delicious one. (S'mores four ways anyone?!) And the additions keep on coming—one of the newest items to hit warehouse shelves is under $20, will serve many, and will have you saying, "Ein bier, bitte!"

(For more information on items to avoid when shopping at your local warehouse, here are the Costco Foods You Should Always Avoid, According to Nutritionists.)

Costco is selling a special beer…in a keg!

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Though the spout is at the bottom, the Früh Kölsch 5-liter beer with 4.8% ABV is a keg fit for a backyard Bavarian-themed biergarten. Reddit user @msbeany saw it for sale at a Costco in California recently for $19.99, which is about $5 cheaper than purchasing it from other retailers online.

While it is fun, file this item under the most unique things sold by Costco. For reference, a wine tap, a chicken coop, and caskets are also on this list.

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What kind of beer is it?

Costco Beer Keg
Courtesy of Total Wine

"Kölsch is a style of beer first brewed in Cologne, Germany," according to German Liquor Specialties. "It is unusual because although it is warm fermented with ale yeast, it is then conditioned at cold temperatures like a lager. Which gives it a crisp light flavour style."

Another Reddit user who has tasted it says this:

It is brewed in Germany.


These ale kegs at Costco get their start in Deutschland using a top-fermenting process. This means the fermentation takes place above 60 degrees Fahrenheit, per Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine. It also means the yeast will rise to the surface, making it possible to "skim," or remove it.

Related: The #1 Best Beer to Drink, According to Experts

Other summer items Costco is selling right now.

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Not only are warehouses stocked up on Melona, popcorn, S'mores, and more, it's all cheap thanks to the Members Only Savings deals that frequently take place at Costco.

You'll also be able to stock up on the internet's newest favorite snack. For two weeks later in June, every location will sell a jumbo pack of HighKey Mini Cookies that have delighted everyone, including Ryan Reynolds.

Shopping in North Carolina? There's an abundance of watermelons (think: 900+) at this warehouse in Apex.

Amanda McDonald
Amanda has a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree in digital journalism from Loyola University Chicago. Read more about Amanda