Draft beer handles are a great way to show your guests which beers you have available on draft and help drive your beer sales and profits.
In this blog post, we answer all your beer handle questions and more. Here is our guide to draft beer handles.
What is a Draft Beer Handle?
The draft beer faucet is the dispensing point for the beer, and it is attached to the beer shank, while the handle is used to open and close the tap to allow beer flow.
Keeping the faucet and handle clean is essential to avoid contamination, which can result in bad-tasting beer.
Types of Draft Beer Handles
Draft beer handles come in various shapes, sizes, and designs, allowing the brewer to show your guests what is on tap creatively. At many bars/restaurants and even in breweries, you’ll see colorful displays of unique beer handles, or you can choose to keep all of your handles the same style for a more polished appearance.
Here are some examples of options:
Local beer wholesalers install specific branded beer handles for bars and restaurants to market and sell their brands. Unfortunately, these beer handles are only available to restaurants and bars (not home brewers).
But the good news is, all US-manufactured beer handles follow the US beer industry standard of 3/8″-16 UNC threads making it easy for most handles to fit the faucet you already have.
How to Clean Draft Beer Handles
Ensuring every component of your draft beer system is cleaned and maintained regularly, including your handles is vital. We recommend that you disassemble, service, and hand-clean faucets and handles every two weeks to avoid any bacteria or build-up affecting the flavor of your beer.
If not cleaned regularly, you may find the faucet harder to “pull,” indicating that it needs to be disassembled and cleaned.
Here at Draft Beer Intelligence, we always want to help you deliver the perfect pour daily. And to make sure that your draft beer systems produce GREAT-tasting beer and MAXIMIZE profits!
Contact us anytime if you need draft beer or beverage system design, installation, ongoing maintenance, or service nationwide. Together, let’s keep “DOING BEER JUSTICE!”