Tap Tips

January 11, 2021
How to Attach Your Tap Handle to The Tap

One question we frequently get asked from our new brewery clients is: "How do I get my new custom tap handle to face forward?" Many people new to the world of operating a tap lineup mistakenly believe that how a tap handle is due to tap handle itself. In fact, it's a simple part of […]

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October 27, 2020
Evolving Your Brand, and Your Custom Tap Handles

Your brewery isn't the same now as it was when you started. However, you might still be using the same old custom tap handles, marketing materials, and merch. Inevitably, your brand will evolve over time, whether intentionally or unintentionally. It's simply the nature of business. Your point of sale items, including your custom tap handles, […]

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October 15, 2020
Pound-For-Pound - Why Tap Handle Weight Matters

Tap handle weight is an often overlooked feature of custom tap handles. "Yeah, lets do a cool wrought iron welded handle!" Sounds great, right? If you care about your taps, your draft accounts, and your bottom line, you might want to rethink that idea. Tap handles that are too heavy can cause serious problems. First, […]

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March 25, 2020
Style Branding For Your Custom Tap Handles

Today's craft beverage consumer is becoming increasingly savvy and well-versed in the different styles/flavors or beer, cider, kombucha, etc. They are therefore becoming less and less likely to pick a beer based on the brewery name alone. Make sure you have a plan in place to differentiate between your different styles or flavors on your […]

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February 10, 2020
Know Your Setting

If you want to make sure your tap handle is seen, you have to know where it's going to be living. Will it be primarily in well-lit restaurants, dark bars, moderately lit coffee shops, or somewhere else? The darker the location, the more important it is to have a lighter and brighter colors and simpler […]

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November 9, 2019
Tap Handle Design: Contrast is King

In real estate, the the three most important factors are location, location, location. In tap handle design, they are contrast, contrast, contrast. When designing your handle, you want to make sure potential customers can easily read/see whatever it is you are putting on the handle. The easiest way to accomplish this is with contrast. Dark […]

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September 28, 2019
Tap Handle Quality: Why Durability Matters

What's worse than getting a broken tap handle sent back to you for replacement? Tap handles are a giveaway, and a relatively expensive one at that. They're important, sure, it's your front line marketing strategy, but bars aren't paying you for them, and they don't treat them very nicely either. Tap handles get abused. Tossed […]

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August 26, 2019
Tap Handle Design: Know Your Audience

When designing your tap handle, think about who your tap handle is being designed to communicate with and how they will view it. Tap handles at their very core are a marketing tool. They are marketing your brand to the consumer, who is almost always the restaurant or bar patron. Here are 4 quick tips […]

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