100% American Made

We bring your design to life. That’s our promise. At our factory in Birmingham, Alabama, your tap handle is transformed from a budding idea into a tangible marketing tool. Our expert in-house team makes each tap handle, putting hands on the product from start to finish for superior craftsmanship. In as little as 6–8 weeks, your taps will be ready to represent your brand in the best possible way. Test test 123

Services

We put our heart and soul into designing and crafting one-of-a-kind tap handles, ensuring you stand out from the competition. And we don’t stop there. From custom, high-quality decals and crowler labels to branded hats and metal signs, we offer everything you need to round out your comprehensive marketing game.

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Custom Tap Handles

Send your design to the moon with fully custom tap handles. Crazy colors? Mythical creatures? Bizarre shapes? We’re up for any challenge when it comes to realizing your unique ideas.

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Semi Custom Taps

Need a tap handle ASAP? Choose a tap. Upload your custom art. We deliver straight to your door.

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Custom Marketing

We offer comprehensive marketing solutions for craft beer and breweries. From 3D printing to premium apparel and accessories, we have you covered

Our Tap Process

We make complex simple. Effective, creative, and consistent values.

Design Your Tap

The process for a perfect tap handle design begins with you, your branding, and your insight. We take your ideas and deliver concepts that capture your vision along with the target market and culture. We channel your inner designer into material dreams.

Proofs

Once the conceptual stage is approved, we deliver a 3D rendering of our collaborative creation. We create a model that you and your team can view on any device and mark up with changes. What’s awesome? What’s missing? Your feedback is crucial

Prototype

After you approve the proofs, we deliver a one-off production sample of your badass creation straight to your doorstep. See the details up close, try it out on your tap, and see where your hard-earned money will be going before final production begins. A tweak here. A tweak there. Let's go.

Production

Time to bring your design to life. At our factory in Birmingham, Alabama, your tap handle is cast, cut, and sculpted. Graphics, paint, and special hand-crafted touches complete the process. In a short 6-8 weeks, you'll have your tap handles to market representing your brand in the best possible way. That's our promise.

Custom Resin Tap Handles

Unparalleled Detail and Finishing

We hand-mix American-sourced liquid resin that is formed into custom shapes using a proprietary mold and pressure process to minimize impurities. Each handle is then de-molded...

  • Ghostface

  • Good People

  • Dos Equis

Custom Wood Tap Handles

Premium Wood. Dedicated Craftsmanship.

Our custom wood tap handles are made using American-sourced wood that is cut to size and perfected on a CNC machine that cuts the specific shape of the design...

  • Avondale

  • Tiger Beer

  • Freetail

Custom Metal Tap Handles

Cutting Edge Technology

Our metal tap handles use American-sourced metal material and a unique cutting process that ensures the finest finish while maintaining ultimate integrity...

  • Snowshoe

  • Scofflaw

  • RedHare

Custom Acrylic Taps

Smooth as Butter

We use American-sourced acrylic for each tap handle. Tap handles are placed on a CNC machine that cuts the specific shape of the design. Taps then pass through a multi-step sanding...

  • Bohemia

  • Atlanta

  • MayDay

Tap Handle Quality

USA Premium Materials

We source all premium tap materials from the highest-quality U.S. manufacturers. Supporting American-made products allows for faster shipping times, reliability, and boosts the local economy.

Proprietary Processes

Combining the latest technology available with our proprietary processes for creating tap handles ensures your creation will be one of a kind.

Passionate Artisans

Technology and materials are only as good as those putting them to use. Our team of artists, painters, designers, engineers, and more have one thing in common: we create with a passion and provide the best customer service because we care.

Design

Our unparalleled ingenuity and expertise have put Steel City Tap Co. at the forefront of the tap handle industry. From experienced industrial designers and professional artists to sales people who value customer relations, our U.S.-based business offers services hard to come by in the world of tap manufacturing.

Hear From Our Clients

Not yet convinced we’re the team for your tap handle dreams? Our clients are happy to share their experiences. Whether they’re brand-new clients or longtime returning collaborators, we’ve built lasting professional friendships with craft brewers big and small, marketing agencies, and other manufacturers across the country. Hear from clients like Monday Night Brewing, Schilling Hard Cider, Goat Island Brewing, and more on our Hop Blog and our YouTube channel.

THE HOP BLOG

Catch up on brewing news, craft beverage market happenings, and our latest projects.

Mystic Dragon Cider Heats Up the Tap Line

What’s more fire than a creative tap handle? We think Appalachian Mountain Brewery would agree: a dragon sipping a piping hot cup of tea, wrapped around a hand-crafted Steel City Tap Co. handle, is scorching hot.  This brand-new design for Appalachian Mountain Brewery’s Mystic Dragon Cider is rea...

Beer, Brewers, and Bubbly Beverage Drinkers: What We’re Thankful For in 2021

In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, we’re reflecting on our never-ending gratitude list—from the Steel City Tap family to the clients who’ve become friends to hard seltzer, craft beer, and fine spirits consumers that inspire us to keep cranking out premier American-made tap handles that ma...

Astra Hard Seltzer Tap Handles Are Launching into Orbit

With the blast-off of the hard seltzer market over the past few years, Steel City Tap Co. has designed tons of awesome seltzer tap handles. But the custom resin tap for March First Brewing’s Astra Hard Seltzer is—you know we have to say it—out of this world. Check out our video for a close-up loo...

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