Do all brands of beers use the same keg tapping equipment?
Not all brands of draft beer use the same type of valve in the keg. Each distinct "system" requires matching the appropriate keg coupler to the keg valve. In the US, there are eight different "systems" in use. These are:
Please see to our comprehensive keg coupler cross reference listing
for additional beers.
We at Micro Matic do try to maintain a database of brands of draft beer and the system of valve they use in their kegs. But, as there are literally tens of thousands of breweries and brands of beer available it's simply not possible to maintain a listing of every brand of beer.
For those brands of beer not covered in our listing, we recommend simply inquiring about the system of keg coupler with the company you are purchasing your kegs from. If they do not know, they can make a quick call to the beer distributor or brewery to find out this information for you.