Design Stories

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

Hypnotic Chicken Design Story

Hypnotic Chicken Design Story

Kari Ann is the owner of Hypnotic Chicken, a restaurant in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Steamboat Springs is a beautiful ski town with a small-town feel as well as many tourists. The restaurant has a large mirrored chicken above the bar. Kari Ann requested a tap...

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Whisk Door Pull for Smallcakes

Whisk Door Pull for Smallcakes

Chris from Smallcakes Cupcakery and Creamery in Ohio and Indiana wanted the sweetness of his new Smallcakes shop to start when the customers open the door with a custom whisk door pull. The whisk door pull needed to look like a whisk but be strong enough to withstand...

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Angry Fish Brewing Co.

Angry Fish Brewing Co.

Angry Fish Brewing Co   Angry Fish Brewing Co. is a brewery in Lexington, South Carolina that sells house-brewed beer. Joseph from Angry Fish Brewing Company reached out to Knockout Designs for a fish tap handle. He wanted their logo, an angry fish, as a...

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The William Shop Tap Handles

The William Shop Tap Handles

The William Shop Tap Handles   The Williams Shop in Williamstown, MA caters to students, faculty, families, and alumni of Williams College. The shop has a robust online presence as well as an in-person location on Spring Street. Their storefront is elegant, with...

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Bounty Fare Wood Guitar Tap Handle

Bounty Fare Wood Guitar Tap Handle

Bounti-Fare Wood Guitar Tap Handle   This new guitar tap handle is one of our most creative designs yet! It is a laser engraved guitar tap handle made as a gift. Mike, our very talented “wood guy,” designed it for his friends at Bounti-Fare. Bounti-Fare is an...

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Azalea City Brewing Co. Design Story

Azalea City Brewing Co. Design Story

Azalea City Brewing Company Blackboard tap handle   Azalea City Brewing Co. is a new brewery in Palatka, Florida. Andrea, the brewery’s owner, chose Palatka as the location due to her love for the outdoors. Palatka is home to many trails, and is located on the...

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Tidal Creek Brewhouse

Tidal Creek Brewhouse

Tidal Creek Brewhouse is a beachtown brewery in South Carolina. They serve beer, coffee, and meals all day long. Dara from Tidal Creek asked us to replicate their previous wooden tap handle. Their logo (a fiddler crab holding hops) was carved into the wood. We let...

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Volition Brewing Company

Volition Brewing Company

Volition Brewing Company is a brewery located all the way across the country from Knockout Designs, in North Bend, Washington! The brewery offers beer to-go as well as Founders Club memberships. Both kids and dogs are welcome! Lucas from Volition Brewing Co. ordered...

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Custom Tap for Beer Distributor TapRm

Custom Tap for Beer Distributor TapRm

At Knockout Designs, we recently had the privilege of working with a new type of client. We created a new custom tap for beer distributor, TapRm. They connect breweries with clients and provide varied, entire e-commerce solutions for sales. TapRm will deliver beer...

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Celestial Beerworks Pastels

Celestial Beerworks Pastels

Celestial Beerworks loved the first set of tap handles we designed for them, and they’re back for more! We are thrilled to continue working with this Dallas brewery. In June we designed similar tap handles for them, also with a disco ball on top. Those disco ball tap...

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Excalibur Brewing Co

Excalibur Brewing Co

The team at Knockout Designs was thrilled to design a new custom tap handle for Excalibur Brewing, a brewery in Spring, Texas. During this pandemic, they have altered hours for beer to-go. They specialize in small batches in order to satisfy their guests' unique...

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Meier’s Creek

Meier’s Creek

Meier’s Creek Brewery is a new brewery in Cazenovia, NY. They are also more than just a simple brewery. They take pride in food production, and have a menu that includes labeled vegan and gluten free options. Meier’s Creek wanted wooden, paddle-shaped tap handles with...

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Beer’d Brewery

Beer’d Brewery

Precious at Connecticut-based Beer’d Brewing Co. reached out to Knockout Designs for some new, custom designs. They needed cabinet and door hardware that would highlight their unique logo and brand. This included a barn door pull, coat hook, and drawer pull. The...

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Celestial Beerworks

Celestial Beerworks

Celestial Beerworks is a new brewery in Dallas, Texas. The brewery welcomes all guests, and they strive to create an ambiance that matches the quality of their beer. Their motto is: “We love hops, we love design, we love space, and we would love for you to come by and...

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Ravenous Pig-Lure Designs

Ravenous Pig-Lure Designs

Some of our favorite tap handles to design are the ones with fun, unique logos. The Ravenous Pig is a brewery with that type of logo. The Ravenous Pig is located in Winter Park, Florida, a suburb of Orlando. Lure Designs, a graphic design company hired by the Ravenous...

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Van der Brew

Van der Brew

The latest “Knockout Design” was for van der Brew, a brewery in Winthrop, Maine! They opened in 2018 and have been busy ever since. Van der Brew’s logo includes a windmill, and they wanted it to be laser-engraved onto a wooden tap handle. The windmill comes from the...

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Concord Craft Brewery-Apres Brewski

Concord Craft Brewery-Apres Brewski

Each one of our designs is just as unique as our client who orders it. Recently, we got a call from Dennis at Concord Craft Brewery, in Concord, New Hampshire. He wanted a ski tap handle for his winter “Apres Brewski.” This is a special winter brew which is...

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Bone Broth Tap Handles

Bone Broth Tap Handles

Recently, Knockout Designs faced an exciting new challenge; designing bone broth tap handles.  A bone broth store called “Brodo” opened a new location in Manhattan. Brodo makes chicken, beef, hearth, and (vegan) mushroom broth. Customers also order different add-ins,...

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Mighty Lucky Photography Studios’ famous door

Mighty Lucky Photography Studios’ famous door

Our 3D modeler, Dano, recently came across a banana tap handle that we designed! It is located in the East Village in NYC, and we also received a warm thanks from Mighty Lucky Photography Studios, the client we made it for. They wrote, “You made our door famous!...

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Tetrad Brewery

Tetrad Brewery

Want to kick back with a cold beer in Greenville, South Carolina? Tetrad Brewing Company has got you covered. The word “tetrad” means a group or arrangement of four. It symbolizes the four ingredients used to make beer: grain, hops, yeast, and water. Tetrad Brewing...

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