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Beer Faucets & Tap Handles

Serve the best beer in style with Rapids Wholesale's beer faucets and tap handles! We at Rapids Wholesale have a wide selection of beer faucets and unique tap handles that will complement any beer-dispensing system and give character to your bar, pub, tavern, or restaurant. Cooking & Holding

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The Draft Beer Faucet, an Indispensable Part of Any Bar or Tavern

A beer faucet is one of the most important parts of your bar's beer-dispensing system, both functionally as well as aesthetically. It is the last stage of a dispensing process wherein cold beer is finally poured into your customer's glass or mug. A standard faucet for serving beer is commonly made of chrome, brass, stainless steel, and even plastic. It is also interesting to note that, depending on the material that it is made of, a tap faucet—believe it or not—can subtly affect a beer's taste to some degree, something that an avid beer connoisseur can easily detect.

Which Beer Faucet Is Perfect for Your Bar?

When it comes to durability, a stainless faucet is your best bet. For many years now, stainless-steel beer faucets have been the choice of bar owners because of their ability to resist corrosion, which can greatly affect a beer's taste. Stainless-steel draft-beer faucets' resistance to corrosion also helps reduce the incidence of bacterial, yeast, and mold growth inside these faucets, apart from a stainless faucet's intrinsic design that helps prevent the influx of airborne bacteria into the faucet as well as inhibiting the backflow of possible contaminants into the faucet and line. Needless to say, the lower the bacteria, yeast, or mold content in a beer faucet, the better the beer will be.

Brass beer faucets do not have the antibacterial benefits of a stainless faucet, but an added advantage is that these tap faucets are easy to clean. A thorough washing or wiping and polishing with a weak solution of one part vinegar or ammonia to three parts of water will keep a chrome draft beer faucet looking sharp and new. An advantage of a brass faucet is that it looks great in a bar, especially because of its antique feel. 

A chrome beer faucet is very durable, corrosion- and wear-resistant, and easy to clean and maintain. It is also a very attractive faucet to have for your bar. Chrome faucets are also relatively inexpensive and affordable, so they might just be the best beer faucet when it comes to giving bar and tavern owners the best bang for their buck. Plastic tap faucets, on the other hand, are great for beer but can also be used for other beverages such as sodas and similar drinks.

The Beer Tap Handle, An Essential Part of Any Beer-Dispensing System

The way a beer tap handle works is pretty straightforward—it opens and closes the beer faucet. When a bartender or barmaid pushes the tap handle forward, it allows the draft beer to flow from the faucet. In turn, pulling the beer-tap handle backward closes the faucet and proceeds to stop the flow of beer.

But a beer tap handle need not be plain and boring. Most tap handles showcase the logo of a particular brand of beer, but if you want to accessorize more for your bar or pub, novelty draft beer tap handles are the way to go.

Only a few years ago, bar tap handles were simply objects of function: a simple lever that released beer or stopped its flow at a bartender or barmaid's whim. Nowadays, though, beer faucet handles also serve a different function—they help catch the customer's eye and provide character and artistic flair to any bar, tavern, or restaurant.

In fact, these days, customers can find colorful, whimsical, and elaborately ornate beer tap handles in bars all over the world. Tap handles nowadays are of different shapes and sizes and are usually colorful and eye-catching, but they basically serve the same function that they did many years ago—to help serve the perfectly chilled draft beer.

A Wide Variety of Beer Faucets and Beer Tap Handles from Rapids Wholesale

Chrome? Brass? Plastic? Stainless steel? You choose! We have a complete range of beer faucet parts so you can complete your own beer-faucet assembly that you require for your bar. All our competitively priced beer faucets are durable, easy to operate, and easy to clean. We have draft beer faucets and beer faucet parts from some of the most reputable manufacturers: American Beverage, Draught Tech, Perlick, and Taprite. So start pouring for your customers that perfect mug or glass of draft beer using Rapids Wholesale's beer faucets! 

Or perhaps you want to personalize your your bar's beer-dispensing system? We at Rapids Wholesale offer a huge selection of sculptured and unique tap handles that will complement any beer-dispensing system and give character to your bar, pub, tavern, or restaurant.

Need More Help? No Problem!

Many of our expert Sales Representatives have years of experience in the food-service and beer industries before coming to join us. If you can’t find what you’re looking for here in our website, at one of our convenient locations, or even in our frequently mailed catalogs, please feel free to contact us, and one of our knowledgeable Rapids Wholesale Sales Representatives will immediately assist you in locating the products that you need.

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