i must be on a different page. are we talking about getting a keg at a beer ditributor, or actually going to brewery and "renting a keg"?
I'm talking about getting a keg from a distributor. these are not rental agreements-at least where i've bought them. there you are paying for keg of beer.
not advocating "theft" or anything...if theres a rental agreement in place, you should take them back.
heck ive got no use for the commercial kegs i have.just forgot to take them back and accepted i loss my keg deposit. wasnt keeping them for use or profit.