How to Make a DIY Pumpkin Keg Tap in Minutes

How to Tap a Pumkin Keg

We’re hitting the pumpkin-everything time of year. Hell, we’ve passed it. Pumpkin ales are omnipresent, every local beer and grocery store is working overtime to keep Souther Tier’s beloved Pumking on the shelves, and here I am with more Pumpkin stuff for you. But this one’s different. This one’s special.

We’re talking about a DIY Pumpkin Keg here, people. This is the true king of “pumpkin stuff.” But don’t just take my word for it. Look at the pictures above and below, follow the instructions on how to make your own Pumpkin Keg, and see for yourself. Deal? Okay, let’s do this.

Pouring from the Pumpkin keg

Here’s what it takes: Our Pumkin Tap Keg Kit, a sharp knife, a spoon, any ordinary pumpkin, and the beer, cider, or cocktail of your choice, to serve in your pumpkin keg.

Pumpkin Tap Keg Kit

Step 1: Cut a lid from the top, and scoop out all of the pumpkin pulp and seeds. Keep the top aside. 

Step 2: Cut a hole slightly smaller than the shank that comes with the kit, and attach your faucet.

Step 3: Fill the pumpkin with the drink of your choice, put the lid back on top, and enjoy!

How to tap a DIY Pumpkin Keg

For those of you looking to try this soon, click to enlarge the image above, then print it out for later. We even included a tried-and-true recipe on there! And don’t forget to grab your Pumpkin Tap Keg Kit!

Feel free to share any pictures of your own Pumpkin Kegs, recipes, or other DIY pumpkin creations on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtag #KWPumpkinKeg and/or #KWHappyHour. We’ll be featuring some of these pictures on our own social networks in the coming weeks.

Cheers to a new season and to your new DIY Pumpkin Keg!

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Caleb Houseknecht

I'm the Social Media Organizer and Content Writer at KegWorks. When I'm not blogging about beer, cocktails, and spirits, I'm usually reading, watching movies, playing music, or spending time with family.


  • Jessica Newton October 25, 2017 @ 7:57pm

    Hello! Do you sell this kit in stores in Portland, Oregon? I would love to get this for a contest but need it by Friday 10/27/17.

  • Kyra October 28, 2018 @ 12:51pm

    Will the beverage taste like pumpkin?

    • Chris October 29, 2018 @ 7:38am

      Hi Kyra,

      Depending on how much the pulp is scooped out, the beverage being poured might gain an extra hint of pumpkin. The Spiced Pumpkin Punch mentioned in the post, that will definitely be quite pumpkin-y. Let us know if you try it out, cheers!

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