OTTAWA, ON – Kichesippi Beer Co. has a unique new way to bring their beer to special events this summer, with the recent launch of what is believed to be Canada’s first ever Beer Bike.
The custom built bicycle created by Tall Tree Cycles features a rustic-looking wooden barrel that can hold kegs in sizes up to 50 litres, a small countertop bar, and a tap handle, plus a rear-mounted box that holds six pint glasses.
As Kichesippi owner Paul Meek told the Ottawa Citizen, liquor laws mean that the bike can’t be used to serve beer just anywhere:
Meek says it will only be used at events and pubs with liquor licences.
“Liquor permits are part of a geography,” say Meek. “We can basically wheel it onto a licensed location and just start pouring beer.”
The beer bike can also be rented for backyard parties, but must be accompanied by a Kichesippi Beer Co. staff member for two reasons.
“It’s a safety factor but also a story factor. We like having a story about the brewery, beer and bike,” says Meek. “There’s a certain branding attached to it.”
Those interested in booking the beer bike for a party or special event can contact Kichesippi for details.
[Photo from Tall Tree Cycles Flickr account]