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5 Things to Remember When Perfecting Your Custom Tap Handle

5 Things to Remember When Perfecting Your Custom Tap Handle

The allure of having a custom tap handle for your beer is undeniable. Not only does it make your beer stand out from the rest, but it also allows you to show off some personality and style. And, let's be honest, it just looks cool.

If you're thinking about getting a custom tap handle for your beer, there are several things you should try to keep in mind in order to make sure your design is perfect. Here's what to remember:

1) Know Your Brand

Before you start designing your tap handle, it's important to know your brand inside and out. What are your core values? What makes your beer unique? What feeling do you want your tap handle to evoke?

Answering these questions will help you narrow down your design options and ensure that your tap handle is an accurate representation of your brand. It can also help with making a design that would resonate with your target audience.

2) Incorporate Your Aesthetic

When you are planning to have a tap handle customized, it's also time to start thinking about your brand's intended aesthetic. What kind of imagery do you want to use? What theme are you trying to communicate?

Treat the tap handle as an extension of your brand, so it's important that it incorporates your aesthetic. Planning ahead will help create a cohesive look and feel for your brand that customers will be able to recognize easily.

3) Retain Functionality

While you want your customized tap handle to be unique, it's also important to make sure it is functional. The handle should be more or less easy to grip and should not interfere with the pour feature that it must offer.

Think about how your tap handle will be used, and make sure it is designed with functionality in mind. This will ensure that your customers can easily use your tap handle and that it won't cause any problems during the pour.

4) Have a Realistic Budget

Many factors will surely affect the overall cost of your tap handle. The more intricate and detailed the design or the bigger you want your tap handle to be, the more expensive it will be to create.

Think about how much you can realistically spend on your tap handle, and then work with your manufacturer to find a design that fits your budget. Just remember to avoid sacrificing quality for a lower price.

5) Plan Out the Distribution

Make sure that you have prepared a comprehensive plan in place for distributing your tap handles. A larger number of tap handles can be tougher to distribute and install than you think, so you need to be prepared.

It's recommended to talk to the manufacturer about this, and they can help you come up with a reasonable plan that will work for you. Try to make sure that you have a plan for storing the tap handles until you need them too.


These are just a couple of the things that you need to keep in mind when you are looking for and customizing the best tap handle for your business. Work with the right manufacturer so you can get a quality product.

Steel City Tap offers custom tap handles along with keg collars, stickers, and more for breweries, distributors, and beer bars. Get in touch with us today!

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