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3 Key Things to Take into Consideration for Keg Collars

3 Key Things to Take into Consideration for Keg Collars

Keg collars are an essential part of any keg setup, and investing in a good quality keg collar can help to ensure that your keg stays in good condition for longer. There are a few basic things to consider when choosing a keg collar, such as material, size, and style.

Keg collars are typically made from either plastic or metal, and each material has its own advantages and disadvantages. Plastic keg collars are usually less expensive and lighter in weight, but they can be more prone to wear and tear. Metal keg collars are typically more durable, but they may be more expensive and heavier.

Size is another very important consideration when choosing a keg collar. Collars come in a variety of sizes to fit different keg sizes. It's important to choose a collar that fits snugly around your keg, as a loose collar can lead to leaks.

There are also a few different styles to choose from, including standard, snap-on, and screw-on collars. Standard collars slip over the top of the keg, while snap-on collars have a lip that snaps into place and screw-on collars screw onto the keg.

Apart from that, the most important things to take into consideration for your keg collars include:

1) Important Labelling Information

As a brewer, it's important to make sure your keg collars include all of the necessary information. This includes the brewery address, beer class, alcoholic content, ingredients, health statement, and production date. This ensures that your customers have all of the information they need to make an informed decision about your beer.

In addition to the basic information, you'll also want to make sure your keg collars are eye-catching and attractive. After all, your keg is going to be on display in the taproom or at the bar. Make sure it will stand out from the rest.

2) Color Customization

When it comes to color customization, there are a few things to consider. First, you'll want to make sure your keg collars match your brand. This means choosing colors that are consistent with your logo and overall branding.

In addition to brand consistency, you'll also want to ensure your keg collars are legible. This means choosing colors that provide enough contrast to make the text easy to read. Black and white are always a safe bet, but you can also experiment with other color combinations.

3) Print Quality

When it comes to print quality, you'll want to make sure your keg collars are printed on high-quality paper. This will ensure that the text is easy to read and that the colors are vibrant.

In addition to print quality, you'll also want to make sure your keg collars are printed on durable paper. This will ensure that they can withstand the rigors of the brewing process and that they won't fall apart when they get wet.


Keg collars are an important part of the brewing process. They help to identify your kegs and ensure that they are properly sanitized. When choosing keg collars, it's important to consider print quality, colors, and labels.

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