Design Stories

Every Knockout Designs’ knob, handle and tap tells a story–

7 Clans Brewing

7 Clans Brewing

7 Clans Brewing is a majority-female indigenous-owned brewing company located in the heart of Western North Carolina. In keeping with the long tradition of women within indigenous cultures crafting fermented beverages, 7 Clans Brewing derives its name from the 7 Clans...

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Twisted Fate Design Story

Twisted Fate Design Story

David from Twisted Fate Brewing, located in our home state of Massachusetts, contacted Knockout Designs about tap handles for their new taproom. They were interested in a combination of metal and wood to complement Twisted Fate’s industrial look in their new brewery...

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Bad Little Brewing Design Story

Bad Little Brewing Design Story

Bad Little Brewing is a new brewery in Machias, Maine. They specialize in creating food and brews from scratch while respecting the environment and creating a unique experience for the residents and travelers alike in Downeast Maine. Kathryn contacted Knockout Designs...

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Pali Wines Designs Story

Pali Wines Designs Story

Pali Wines is one of the many exquisite wineries that now distribute wine in kegs for wine on tap. Wine on tap is more economical (no wasted wine in half-full bottles at bars and restaurants) and Pali Wine on tap is much more environmentally friendly (no empty bottles...

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Yale Bulldog Mascot Design Story

Yale Bulldog Mascot Design Story

Adam at Yale Hospitality contacted Knockout Designs about creating a tap handle for “The Well” restaurant at the new Schwarzman Center. The Well is a 21+ restaurant and bar in the center of the Yale University Campus. Yale wanted a tap handle with “Handsome Dan” the...

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Brett Hass Racing Custom Tap Handle

Brett Hass Racing Custom Tap Handle

Brett Haas is a small and big block race car driver from Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Brett has a kegerator at his home and wanted a tap handle with his personal race car number, 55, on the tap handle. The Knockout Designs team created a rendering with the wood into the...

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Wheelie Pop Design Story

Wheelie Pop Design Story

One of our most recent clients was Wheelie Pop Brewing which close friends Mark and Jeremy own. Wheelie Pop Brewing is an innovative and down-to-earth brewery that crafts flavorful beers. Wheelie Pop Brewing needed custom tap handles for their new location. That’s...

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9th Hour Brewing Tap Handles

9th Hour Brewing Tap Handles

9th Hour Brewing Tap Handles Dave from 9th Hour Brewing in Lake Villa, Illinois reached out to the Knockout Design team to create custom wooden tap handles for their brand new bar. Owners and previous high school teachers, Dave and Jim, share a common interest in...

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Bummin’ Beaver Brewing Tap Handles

Bummin’ Beaver Brewing Tap Handles

Bummin' Beaver Brewing Tap Handles Mike from Bummin’ Beaver Brewing in Chagrin Falls Ohio is opening his brand new craft brewery in 2022. He wanted custom tap handles for his new tap room that featured their Bummin’ Beaver logo. He wanted 15 custom tap handles for his...

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Fighter Jet Tap Handle

Fighter Jet Tap Handle

Eric from Anchorage, Alaska wanted a fighter jet tap handle for his home bar which has a United States Air Force 525th Fighter Squadron theme. Knockout Designs got to work right away, paying homage to his vision. The nickel metal fighter jet tap handle we made for...

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Peak View Brewing Colorado Mountains Tap Handle

Peak View Brewing Colorado Mountains Tap Handle

Peak View Brewing Company is a mountain-inspired Coloradan brewery. They are located in Greenwood Village, Colorado. The owners wanted mountains tap handles with their logo in plastic and a wooden shaft with a blackboard for the different beers. Knockout Designs...

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Black Calder Brewing Queen Chess Piece Tap Handle

Black Calder Brewing Queen Chess Piece Tap Handle

Creating the Chess Piece Tap Handle Black Calder Brewing contacted Knockout Designs when they needed distribution tap handles for their signature craft libations. Black Calder is just starting to distribute their line of craft brews in Michigan. They wanted their logo...

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Festival Café Negroni Cocktail Tap Handle

Festival Café Negroni Cocktail Tap Handle

Festival Café Negroni Cocktail Tap HandleFestival Café wanted a Negroni cocktail tap handle for their custom Negroni cocktail on tap. Festival Cafe is located in NYC’s Upper East Side. We fabricated a wooden tap handle with “Nitro” laser engraved on one side and...

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Custom Cricket Tap Handle

Custom Cricket Tap Handle

Wah Gwaan Brewery Custom Cricket Tap HandleWah Gwaan Brewing Company is a Jamaican brewery located in Denver, Colorado. Harsha, one of the owners of Wah Gwaan Brewing, ordered custom cricket tap handles to complement the Jamaican theme brewery. The Knockout Design...

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Replay Brewing Joystick and Flipper Tap Handles

Replay Brewing Joystick and Flipper Tap Handles

Replay Brewing Joystick and Flipper Tap HandlesJason, the owner of Replay Brewing, contacted Knockout Designs, located in the Berkshire Hills of Massachusetts, about creating custom joystick and flipper tap handles, which would complement their arcade game theme...

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Wine Bar Tap Handles for Vineyard

Wine Bar Tap Handles for Vineyard

Fairfield Family Vineyard is a small, family-owned vineyard in southern California. They do not distribute their wine. The owners wanted tapered wooden wine bar tap handles with their family logo on a black backdrop on top. They also wanted the Fairfield name laser...

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Pentagon Tap Handle

Pentagon Tap Handle

Knockout Designs was honored to be asked by the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to create a tap handle as a farewell gift. We were thrilled to craft a Pentagon tap handle for our military with its unique design challenges. The tap handle needed to include the...

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Rainbow Pride Tap Handle

Rainbow Pride Tap Handle

Rainbow Pride Tap Handle With the help of Knockout Designs, Provincetown Brewing Company now has a new tap handle: the rainbow pride tap handle! We wanted to help them celebrate pride month with this special rainbow pride tap handle. The 3D-printed rainbow tap handle...

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Brewery Logo Design Tap Handle

Brewery Logo Design Tap Handle

Truth or Consequences Brewing is a client of Knockout Designs located in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. T or C Brewing was recently looking for a new logo design tap handle. We cut the wood in the shape of their logo and then put a decal on the wooden handle to...

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Cooper Landing Brewing Company

Cooper Landing Brewing Company

Cooper Landing Brewing Company Knockout Designs has been manufacturing modern metal tap handles for Cooper Landing Brewing Company since their opening four years ago. Cooper Landing, Alaska, where the brewery is located, is a region of vast natural beauty. This land...

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