Heineken's Draft Pick

Want fresh draft beer at home? The new Krups-made BeerTender serves Heineken's 5-liter DraughtKegs one pour at a time

Tapping a keg is an activity more associated with the beer-pong set than with fondue lovers—more Old School than Thirtysomething. But Dutch brewer Heineken (HINKY) and German appliance maker Krups are trying to give home-tapped beer an upscale makeover. The two companies have launched a home draft-beer dispenser called the BeerTender, a machine that looks more cappuccino maker than kegenator.

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