May 18, 2018

KegID Rescues Lost Kegs Across the World

SLG’s KegID tracking system has many benefits. KegID is cost-effective, convenient, and takes a lot (if not all) of the worry and stress away from brewers having to remember where a keg was sent, for how long, and – most importantly – whether their kegs get lost in the market. It’s one thing to read and learn about what KegID keg tracking has to offer, but it’s quite another to truly acquire the intelligence needed to address keg loss.

The Kegs That Lost Their Way

About a month ago, Stellenbosch Vineyards (in Cape Town, South Africa) encountered a batch of unlabeled and unmarked kegs – without explanation. The facility owners were stumped. They hadn’t ordered kegs and were not expecting any shipments of this nature. But upon closer examination, they came to realize that these mystery kegs had barcodes; and these barcodes would become paramount in returning them to their owner.

Fortunately, these kegs were equipped with KegID tracking. This meant the SLG Keg Pros could use the “Where’s My Keg?” feature in the KegID app to track them back to their origin.

When the folks over at Stellenbosch got in touch with the SLG Keg Pros to facilitate the search, the barcode numbers helped pinpoint the brewery that had sent the kegs and where they were intended to go. Too much time had passed to salvage the beer itself (a sad day for a brewer) but the kegs – those valuable vessels – were returned to Boston Breweries, safe and sound.

Stay on Track

This lost-and-found story is a true testament to the capabilities of KegID tracking, which tracks kegs across the globe. If you are a brewer, using KegID will give you an added measure of safety. All it takes is the scan of a keg to ensure you never lose touch of its whereabouts. We cannot emphasize the importance of keg tracking enough. It is vital to know where your kegs are, always – especially if they are on the other side the world on a different continent.

And, combined with one of our other keg management tools, Kegspediter, you won’t have to wait long to be reunited with your kegs. Kegspediter increases your turnaround time – even from a different country – so you can keep track of your kegs and get them back to your brewery faster, thus allowing you to send out new batches of beer even quicker.

Help keep your own business on track with KegID and reach out to us if you have any questions. There’s nothing in the world we love more than helping brewers – the world over.