Sunbeam has introduced the ultimate accessory for barbecues and other social get togethers: Beer Mate, a universal beer and drink cooler with a tap system that allows hosts and guests to pour their own chilled beer at home.

Ideal for when friends meet to watch sporting events, the Sunbeam Beer Mate ($569 RRP) is suitable for use with five litre commercial beer kegs and also comes with a refillable six litre universal keg for home brew, wine or soft drinks. It comes with multiple adaptors to suit different style kegs.

Beer Mate also features a thermostat controlled compressor which chills beer and automatically maintains the desired drink temperature. As well, the beer and drink cooler has variable temperature control which ensures different beer styles are enjoyed at their optimum serving temperature, regardless of whether itts lager, ale or stout.

The Beer Mate willbe in stores in mid-December.

Source: Sunbeam