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Kegerators & Portable Beer Taps

With Rapids Wholesale's portable beer tappers and kegerators, you can take your kegged beer wherever you, your friends, or the party goes. A portable keg tapper is a great way of transporting your kegged beer while keeping it chilled and at the perfect temperature for serving. Our beer kegerator tappers are manufactured by trusted brands Beverage Air, Perlick, and True.

Try our Kegerator Conversion Kits to turn your home fridge into a Kegerator!

For 2, 3 and 4 Tap Kegerators, view our selection of Beer Dispensers

  1. Beverage Air BM23HC-C-B Club Top Portable Beer Tap - Black Vinyl


    Features of the BM23HC-C-B model: stainless-steel floor, galvanized interior walls and ceiling, self-closing door with key lock, black vinyl exterior, environmentally friendly refrigerant, and four-inch heavy-duty swivel casters. Stainless steel club top of the Beverage Air BM23HC-C-B is easy to glide for convenient access to additional storage of glasses. Looking for picnic pumps instead? Check out Rapids Wholesale's wide selection of picnic pumps.

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  2. True TDD-1-HC Kegerator Portable Tapper - Black Vinyl


    Looking for quality kegerators for sale? Check out the True TDD-1 unit. This single-keg TDD-1 kegerator from trusted brand True comfortably holds a 1/2 beer barrel plus a CO2 tank. The True TDD also features a three-inch-diameter refrigerated draft column as well as a built-in drain line that allows easy access to floor drain. Also, the sturdy interior of the TDD-1 kegerator features a stainless-steel floor and heavy galvanized steel walls. Not looking for a black kegerators for sale? Then you might want to check out this stainless-steel unit from True.

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  3. True TDD-1-S-HC Portable Keg Tapper - Stainless Steel


    The True TDD-1-S is designed to accommodate all types of beer kegs and is listed under NSF-7 for the storage and/or display of packaged or bottled product. In addition, the evaporator of this True beer dispenser is epoxy coated to eliminate potential corrosion. And for safety and convenience, the TDD-1-S unit is completely pre-wired at factory and is ready for final connection to a 115/60/1 phase, 15 amp dedicated outlet. A cord-and-plug set is already included. Want a True beer dispenser in black vinyl instead? Check out this True portable keg tapper.

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  4. One Keg Beer Dispenser Direct Draw Portable Kegerator - VDD24 Volition


    The Volition VDD24 Commercial 1 Keg Draft Beer Dispenser, also known as Keg Cooler is designed with the perfect beer pour in mind. Cold air is pushed up from the cabinet into the the beer column for overall cooling which means reduced foaming with the pour.

    Quality and durability are built into the Volition VDD 24 Keg Cooler. This affordable draft beer dispenser is exclusively provided by Rapids Wholesale. Ships from Iowa.

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  5. Beverage Air BM23HC-B Beer Kegerator - Black Vinyl


    The Beverage-Air kegerator BM23-B model has a black vinyl exterior and stainless-steel floors with galvanized walls and ceiling for the interior. This Beverage Air beer kegerator, like all Beverage Air kegerators, is also environmentally friendly—it uses a CFC-free R134a refrigerant to comply with all environment concerns.

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  6. Beverage Air BM23HC-S-31 Kegerator Beer Tapper - Stainless Steel


    The Beverage Air BM23HC-S-31 model has full stainless steel interior and exterior. This Bev Air kegerator is also guaranteed environmentally friendly as it uses a CFC-free refrigerant. Four-inch heavy-duty casters are also standard, which makes this Beverage Air beer kegerator easy to move around your bar or home. If you are looking for an elegant-looking Bev Air kegerator that's also heavy duty, reliable, and functional, then the Beverage Air BM23HC-S-31 model is a great choice. Are you looking for a club-top Bev Air kegerator instead? Check out this Beverage Air beer kegerator.

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  7. Beverage Air BM23HC-C-S Club Top Kegerator - Stainless Steel


    The BM23HC-C-S model of Beverage Air kegerator features a stainless-steel floor, galvanized interior walls and ceiling, self-closing door with key lock, environmentally friendly refrigerant, and 4" heavy-duty swivel casters. Cabinet dimensions of the BM23HC-C-S model: 24" wide x 37 1/2" tall x 28 1/2" deep. Cabinet insulation of this Beverage Air kegerator, as with most Beverage Air kegerators, is foamed-in-place polyurethane (CFC free) which helps provide maximum operating efficiency and strengthens the overall construction. Not looking for a club-top kegerator but a regular-top Beverage Air kegerator instead? Check out this American Beverage black portable tapper.

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  8. Portable Kegerator UBC KegMaster KM-1/5CT1


    Commercial Grade Portable Kegerator Beer Dispenser Tapper: UBC KM-1/5CT1

    A commercial use portable beer tap kegerator by KegMaster that can be used anywhere,. This portable beer dispenser from UBC will keep your kegged beer cold and ready to serve at festivals, outdoor events and off premise catered events. Heavy Duty construction, built for commercial service. Shop with confidence at Rapids Wholesale - supplying bars and Restaurants since 1936.

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  9. 15" Wide Kegerator for Craft Beer, Kombucha, Classic Coldbrew Coffee, Wine and More!

    15" Wide Kegerator for Craft Beer, Kombucha, Classic Coldbrew Coffee, Wine and More!

    As low as: $928.00

    Narrow Profile Single Pull Kegerator Kit for Craft Beer, Kombucha, Wine and More!

    Taking Pre-Orders Today!

    This listing includes both the required components and the recommended accessories for this craft beer and kombucha kegerator setup. The dispensing unit in this kit is a 15" refrigerated base.

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What is a Portable Beer Tap?

A portable beer tapper is essentially a beer dispenser that can be used outside a bar or restaurant, especially outdoors during a picnic or even a beach party. One big difference between a portable keg tapper and a beer dispensing cooler is that majority of beer dispensers are usually built to cool or chill  two or more kegs of beer, unlike a beer keg tapper that is limited to chilling one keg of beer, which is why it is more portable compared to ordinary beer dispensers.

Bars, pubs, taverns, or restaurant are establishments where people go for excellent and perfectly chilled draft beer. But it doesn't mean that cold draft beer should be limited to these places. With a portable kegerator, you can take your kegged beer wherever your party goes. A portable beer tapper is an excellent way to transport your beer while keeping it cool and at the ideal serving temperature.

How Do Kegerators Work?

A portable beer keg tapper generally uses and follows the same cooling process as a bar beer dispenser, just with the added advantage of portability. Because of this, portable beer keg tappers have the same basic components as bar-based beer dispensers. This also means that, like ordinary beer dispensers found in bars, portable beer tappers are also a combination of two other machines: a fridge and a keg of beer. Basically, portable keg tappers are wheeled fridges with a keg of beer inside, which is dispensed with the help of a spigot at the top.

There are a lot of how-to videos and how-to articles around the Internet nowadays that teach anyone to make their own keg tappers and kegerators. Well and good, because who wouldn't want to create their own beer tapper from scratch? However, one problem that may arise with making your own portable beer keg tapper is that the hole that you are required to bore at the top of the fridge that is used to thread the spout through can cause the precious cold to escape. This is because it is quite difficult to properly seal the opening to ensure that all the cold that the fridge creates stays inside to chill the beer keg 100 percent.

In a nutshell, portable beer keg tappers work by allowing the kegged beer to chill or cool within the specially designed fridge, with the cold beer dispensed through a spigot or spout installed at the top of the unit that taps into the beer keg inside the beer tapper.

Beverage Air Kegerators and other Portable Beer Keg Tappers 

You can choose a wide variety of portable keg tappers here at Rapids Wholesale, manufactured by reputable brands in beverage-cooling and refrigeration, Beverage Air, Perlick, and True.

Beverage Air, which was founded in 1944, is a leading manufacturer of commercial refrigeration equipment for the food-service and beverage industries. Our Beverage Air portable beer tappers come in both regular and club top, and you can choose between black vinyl and stainless-steel finishes.

Perlick Corporation is one of the leaders in total package bar and beverage systems manufacturing, including custom refrigeration equipment, custom underbar equipment, beer dispensing equipment and brewery fittings. The Perlick portable keg tapper available here at Rapids Wholesale has a two-inch-thick foamed-in-place insulation that helps save on energy costs.  It also features a self-closing door with heavy-duty stainless steel hinges that opens wide for convenient keg access.

True Manufacturing is one of the world leaders in refrigeration products and aims to provide a wide-range of American-made refrigeration products worldwide, which exceed quality and performance standards. You can choose from True portable beer keg tappers constructed from black vinyl and stainless-steel. Both units feature heavy, stainless-steel galvanized steel walls and a built-in drain line that allows access to floor drain. 

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