A System - Keg Coupler - Tap w/ Ergo Lever Handle

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A System - Ergo Lever Handle


"A" system is commonly referred to as the "German Slider" because it slides onto the valve face. It is used by breweries such as Hoegaarden, Paulaner, Spaten, and Warsteiner. Visit our beer system listing for an expanded listing of beers that use the "A" system valve.

The keg coupler connects to the keg valve, "tapping" the keg. Both the gas line from the CO2 tank/regulator and the beer hose to the beer faucet attach to the coupler.


  • Slide on keg connection
  • 304 stainless steel probe. Excellent for beer, wine or cider
  • Easy to engage handle: push down to tap/pull up to untap
  • Short handle ideal for 1/6th barrel kegs and keg with a rubber chime
  • PRV (pressure relief valve)
  • View A System—Keg Coupler


Do all brands of beers use the same keg tapping equipment?


ProductsWarsteiner / Spaten / Paulaner / Hoegaarden
Handle ColorBlack
Handle StyleErgonomic Lever
Gas Port3/8" O.D. Barb (To fit 5/16" I.D. Gas Hose)
Beer Port7/8"-14 Thread (U.S. Beer Industry Standard)
Integral PRVFor safety: pressure relief valve releases at 55-65 PSI
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By Al from Melbourne, FL on Friday, May 27, 2011
1 out of 1 found this review helpful
Very well built. I was impressed. It fit my keg of slim barrel of Hoegaarden White perfectly. No problem what so ever.

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Quality Tap
By Socalz from Anaheim, CA on Saturday, July 25, 2009
7 out of 7 found this review helpful
I purchased this tap several months ago and finally bought a keg of Paulaner which required it's use. My kegerator is a Sanyo BC-1206 and this tap is almost 1 1/2" taller than the "D" tap that came with the kegerator. It required some effort to tap the keg since the tap was so tall and the beer line was pressing against the top of the kegerator. Once I got the handle depressed, I had plenty of room for the beer line and the line was not kinked. You may want to tap your keg before placing the keg inside the kegerator. This is a high-quality tap and is solidly constructed.

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Stupid Plastic Handle
By Joe from Philadelphia on Thursday, January 17, 2008
6 out of 7 found this review helpful
No doubt the coupler works great..unless you are using it for a sixtel keg. Was tapping my sixtel of Hoegaarden and thought I had purchased the wrong coupler cause it would lock. After a few minutes I realized the large plastic handle was hitting the rail on the keg. Got a screwdriver and hammer to pop it off..problem solved.

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German slider!!
By Lennox! from VEGAS on Friday, October 26, 2007
8 out of 8 found this review helpful
German slider for the win! Great coupler and I can't live without my Hoegaarden. Ergo handle is cool but unnecessary!

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Replacement Parts
ItemPart #DescriptionPriceAvail.Qty 
1 102-524 Check Ball Retainer $1.62 In Stock
2 703-121 Non-Return (Torpedo) Valve $3.65 In Stock
3 102-542 O-Ring, "A" Keg Couplers $2.23 In Stock
4 874 Hex Nut $1.01 In Stock
5 404-321 Gas Hose Nipple, 7480 Couplers $2.43 In Stock
6 102-530 Check Valve, Keg Couplers $1.62 In Stock
7 733-040 Pressure Relief, Couplers $8.78 In Stock
8 112-480 Handle Hinge Pin $2.50 In Stock
9 762-101-F001 Micro Matic F1 Ergo Handle $16.20 In Stock
10 102-539 Gasket, Keg Couplers $3.92 In Stock
11 703-173 Probe $25.99 In Stock