San Antonio-based Cruising Kitchens creates custom electric tap truck for Karbach Brewing

SA-based Cruising Kitchens has debuted a one-of-a-kind mobile taproom for Karbach Brewing. - Instagram / cruisingkitchens
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SA-based Cruising Kitchens has debuted a one-of-a-kind mobile taproom for Karbach Brewing.
Just in time for festival season, San Antonio-based Cruising Kitchens, a developer of custom mobile kitchens, has debuted a one-of-a-kind mobile taproom for Karbach Brewing.

The new draft truck features exterior keg taps, automatic gull-wing doors and a generator that enables it to charge while in use or at the brewery, MySA reports. The keg-on-wheels resides at the Karbach Brewing facility in Houston, but the brewery plans to deploy it to events all across the Lone Star State this summer.

SA-based Cruising Kitchens has debuted a one-of-a-kind mobile taproom for Karbach Brewing. - Instagram / cruisingkitchens
Instagram / cruisingkitchens
SA-based Cruising Kitchens has debuted a one-of-a-kind mobile taproom for Karbach Brewing.
In an email to the news site, Cruising Kitchens cited vintage "rat rods" as inspiration for the vehicle, which combines a 1950s international van with the base of a 2000 Ford F150 truck. Since rat rods typically boast deliberately worn-down, unfinished appearances, the team added a wide array of other metals, materials and treatments to complete the look.

Cruising Kitchens specializes in custom builds of over-the-top food trucks and trailers, but its work also includes kitchen trucks and shipping container trailers. Among other projects, it created the 36-foot long Whataburger food truck that debuted last year and San Jose State University's Powerhouse Kitchen, billed as the world’s largest mobile kitchen.

Karbach followers have been asking the brewery via social media about possibilities to rent the mobile kegerator. Unfortunately for beer fans, the custom ride isn’t available for lease.

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