A beer tap faucet is an integral component of any draft beer dispensing system. Coincidentally, it is one of the few visible parts of the system (along with the tap handle). As far as a regular bar patron concerned, that’s where beer comes from.
That’s why it is so important to choose a beer faucet that not only fits your system from a technical point of view, but also has the right looks. Beverage Craft offers a wide range of beer faucets for sale – be sure to browse our selection.
What Do You Call a Beer Faucet?
All modern draft beer systems operate on the same principle: using a gas (CO2 or nitrogen), the beer is moved from a container (e.g., a keg) out through the draft tower faucet where the bartender pours a cool one.
Therefore, a beer faucet is an element of a draft beer dispensing system, which is used to pour beer by pushing/pulling the handle. The beer faucet is connected to the beer line through a shank.
Why Are Beer Faucets Important?
To serve the beer in perfect condition, you need to make sure each element of your draft beer dispensing system works properly. One of the crucial elements of the system is a beer faucet, since that’s where the actual pouring is done.
Having the right type of beer faucet is important because it saves you the hassle of dealing with tap leaks, malfunctions, and other time-consuming problems that will inevitably affect your business and/or good mood if you are a home bar owner.
Beer Tap Faucets for Sale From Beverage Craft
Beverage Craft offers you a wide selection of beer tap faucets of all types and variations – from a simple brass kegerator faucet to a forward-sealing Perlick keg faucet, we’ve got it all. In addition to faucets themselves, we also supply beer tap faucet parts, faucet shanks, and various accessories.
Feel free to browse our catalog by clicking on the beer tap for sale you’re interested in for more information, product images, and prices. All the best beer faucets are here.
If you are not sure which beer faucet is right for your draft beer dispensing system, let BeverageCraft specialists step in and help you make the right choice. Contact our team via live chat, email or phone - we’ll be there in an instant to provide you with professional consult and assistance.
Beer Faucet Types and Varieties
Beer faucets come in several types and varieties depending on the:
✓ Material and finish
- Brass or chrome-plated brass beer faucet
- Stainless steel beer faucet
✓ Tap system
- Rear sealing beer faucet (the most common variety)
- Self-closing beer faucet (closes itself immediately upon release)
- Forward sealing beer faucet (aka Perlick beer faucet)
- Flow control faucet (with this type, you can regulate the pouring speed)
- Stout beer faucet (used for pouring nitrogen-dispensed beer, namely Guinness)
- Beer faucet and shank separately
- Beer faucet and shank combo
All of these beer faucets mentioned here, as well as beer shank parts and accessories for them, are available from Beverage Craft. In addition to standard stainless steel beer faucets, we offer Perlick taps, Nukatap faucets, Intertap faucets, and other brands.
Draft Beer Faucets Finishes
There are a few common finishes used for draft beer faucets: chrome finish (most widespread variety), gold, black, and some others.
Stout faucets are mostly used for pouring Guinness and other nitrogen-dispensed beers that give that iconic, instantly recognizable cascading effect. Although designed for pouring ales and stouts, you can use a stout tap to pour regular, CO2-dispensed beers by removing the restrictor disc.
Creamer faucets are different from the other types mostly because of their creamer action handle. To operate this faucet, you should pull the lever forward as normal to get the beer pouring. Then, to finish off the pour, you need to push the lever back, which will create the perfect amount of tasty, creamy head.
How Does a Beer Faucet Work?
In a system that uses replaceable beer kegs, when you pull (or push) the tap on the beer faucet, the pressurized gas from a gas tank at the end of the system pushes the beer out of the keg via an air line that runs from the gas tank to the keg.
Then, via another PVC tube called the beer line, the beer travels to the draft beer tower through the shank and straight into the faucet, from which it pours nicely into a glass.
Where to Buy Beer Faucets and Tower Tap Rebuild Kits in Canada & the USA
Beverage Craft has been a reliable supplier of draft beer equipment and accessories for more than a decade. We specialize in all things beer and always provide superior-quality products to our customers.
If you’re looking to buy a draft beer faucet, shank, or another accessory for your draft beer system, be sure to check out our specials first – we always have an item or two on sale.
If you are looking for a particular chrome beer faucet or beer tower shank assembly and haven’t found it on our website, please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about availability. We have new arrivals every week and are always here to help.