Updated on January 15, 2021
What goes into a good beer fridge? “Good beer,” you probably said. And you’re right, you smart aleck. But aside from good beer? A good beer fridge should have a temperature range of 38 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit, as that’s the range the Brewer’s Association’s Beer and Food Course recommends for storing beer. However, the ideal temperature depends on the style of beer, so having a variable temperature is a nice feature. (Those looking to cellar beer should invest in an external temperature regulator.)
Beyond that, a good beer refrigerator should be able to fit bottles. And a glass door is handy, because it allows you to look into your beer collection from afar. Of course, it also has to fit in your budget, which is why we’ve found a healthy range of prices for the list below.
The Best Beer Fridges & Mini Fridges in 2021
Midea WHS-65LB1 Compact Fridge
Smaller in design than the rest of the refrigerators on this list, this is a perfect beer cooler for those with limited space. Plus, it’s cheaper than a full-size beverage refrigerator, and the temperature range is still big enough for whatever beer you have. And with a reversible door, you throw it into whichever corner in your garage is convenient.
Dimensions: 17.7” x 18.6” x 19.4”
Weight: 35 lbs
Capacity: 62 12 oz cans
Antarctic Star Mini Fridge Cooler
Our top budget pick is the Antarctic Star Mini Fridge. It only holds about 60 cans but the compact size and reasonable price point is among the best we’ve seen. It’ll fit in tight spaces–like under your desk or beside your media console–and will function just as well as any of the pricier options.
Dimensions: 17.5″ x 19.6″ x 18.6″
Weight: 36.6 lbs
Capacity: 60 12 oz cans
Haier Freezer Chest
A freezer chest? This might seem like an odd choice, but for those homebrewers who monopolize the communal fridge with kegs and carboys, you may want to look into a freezer chest to store your brews. Being able to control temperature during fermentation is one of the easiest ways to improve your beer. Just be sure to get this with a temperature regulator, unless you like your beer frozen!
NewAir AB-1200 126 Can Beverage Cooler
You’ll have plenty of space with this refrigerator, which is capable of holding over a hundred beer cans, and has removable racks so that you can make space for bottles. And with a temperature that gets as low as 34 degrees, you can set it to just the right temperature for whatever your heart desires.
Dimensions: 19″ x 18.2″ x 33.1″
Weight: 62.9 lbs
Capacity: 128 12 oz cans
Ivation 126 Can Beverage Refrigerator
Ivation’s 126 can beer fridge might not be the flashiest inclusion on this list. But, it offers quite a bit of bang for your buck. The temperature ranges from 34 to 65° F and can be easily adjusted at the touch of a button. Plus, with customizable shelves, you can prioritize space for your 12 and 16 oz. cans, while making room for a few 750 ml bottles.
Dimensions: 17.32″ x 18.66″ x 33.07″
Weight: 55.8 lbs
Capacity: 126 12 oz cans
Danby 120 Can Beverage Center
The layout of this product allows ample room for beer bottles and cans, and the temperature gets as low as 39 degrees. It’s all held in a nice-looking package with stainless steel trim, and interior LED lighting which will make your beer collection literally glow.
Dimensions: 19.8″ x 17.9″ x 33.7″
Weight: 74 lbs
Capacity: 120 12 oz cans
Lanbo LB36BD Wine and Beer Refrigerator
This double-door unit is pricy, but if you’re also a wine enthusiast, or if you like beer that comes in extra-large format bottles, this refrigerator is a great choice. At capacity, it can hold 18 bottles and 55 cans. The temperature ranges between the two doors with a left zone range of 41 to 64°F and a right zone range of 39 to 50°F. Plus with digital controls, the temperature settings can be easily programmed.
Dimensions: 23.6″ x 23.4″ x 33.9″
Weight: 100.3 lbs
Capacity: 18 750 ml bottles and 55 330 ml cans
NewAir NBF125BK00 Beer Froster and Beverage Refrigerator
If you’re looking for an upgrade over New Air’s standard beverage refrigerator, the newly released Beer Froster is exactly what you need. With a sleek design and exterior controls, this modern beer fridge looks like it belongs in Star Trek. The Beer Froster is built for social gatherings. It features a dedicated party mode (for keeping your beer at a consistent 23 degrees for 6-hours) and a turbo mode, which will quickly chill your beer down. It’s expensive but with all of these bells and whistles, it’s well worth the price tag.
Dimensions: 20.7″ x 22″ x 33.5″
Weight: 87.1 lbs
Capacity: 125 cans
Brew Cave Walk-in Beer Cooler & Kegerator
At over $7,000, this is really only feasible for recent lottery winners or folks who discover they recently had a rich uncle pass away. But what a way to splurge. Walk inside and you’ll find up to 30 cases of chilled beer awaiting you. Or, you could opt to use the external tap to pour beer straight from a keg.
Dimensions: 6’10” x 7’6″ x 4’10”
Capacity: 720 12 oz cans
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