Rewind just about a year and this cat here who likes beer was left unattended. Some time in the evening, he pulled the tap handle open and drained the entire keg all over the floor killing the CO2 canister as well.
Fast forward to the summer time, when the old faithful kegerator died and was replaced by a 12 years-younger-model in a seamless transition ceremony. With the first sticker stuck marking that first beer poured (see photo below) The stickers continue to stick and the beers continue to pour, but not in a one-to-one ratio.
The new model features several upgrades, higher quality materials and updated interfaces. Perhaps the greatest improvement is the spring-loaded-antigravity-beer-loving-cat tap handle, which I didn’t even know existed until it was in my hand. If Smokey is strong enough to flip the tap handle at least it will not stay open all night because it springs right back to its closed position.
Just last night I watched Smokey enjoy a few drips from the tap and I took his picture knowing he will not be draining the keg.