Keg Coupler List: Picking the Right Coupler for Your Favorite Beer

keg coupler list
A keg coupler is a key element of any draft beer system. It’s a small but vital piece of equipment that connects the gas and beer lines to your keg. Pressurized gas (either CO2 or nitrogen depending on the type of beer being dispensed) flows into the side of the keg coupler through an air line and the beer flows out through a beer line attached to the top.

Even though all keg couplers are similar in appearance and function, you’ll need to make sure you’ve got the right style for the keg you want to tap. Use the chart below to determine which keg coupler type corresponds with your favorite beer. Can’t find the beer you’re looking for? Ask your local distributor which coupler you should use!

A Style Keg Coupler
D Style Keg Coupler
G Style Keg Coupler
M Style Keg Coupler
S Style Keg Coupler
U Style Keg Coupler
Keg Coupler Quick Reference Chart
Beer Brand Coupler Type
Abbot Ale G
Abby White U
Abita Amber D
Abita Golden D
Abita Light D
Abita Purple Haze D
Abita Turbodog D
ACME Brown Ale D
ACME Pale Ale D
Alaskan Amber D
Alaskan ESB D
Alaskan Pale Ale D
Alaskan Smoked Porter D
Alaskan Stout D
Alaskan Winter Ale D
Alexander Keith D
Allagash Curieux D
Allagash Dubbel D
Allagash Four D
Allagash Grand Cru D
Allagash Musette D
Allagash Tripel D
Allagash Victoria Ale D
Allagash White D
Amstel S
Amstel Light S
Anchor Liberty Ale G
Anchor Porter G
Anchor Steam G
Anderson Valley Belks Bitter D
Anderson Valley Boont Amber D
Anderson Valley Hop Ottin IPA D
Anderson Valley Poleeko Gold D
Asahi S
Aventinus Eisbock M
Avery Hog Heaven D
Avery IPA D
Avery IPA Cask D
Avery Karma Ale D
Avery Maharaja D
Avery Old Jubilation D
Avery Reverend D
Ayinger Altbairisch Dunkel A
Ayinger Bräu-Hell A
Ayinger Bräu-Weisse A
Ayinger Celebrator A
Ayinger Frühlingsbier (Springtime Beer) A
Ayinger Jahrhundert-Bier A
Ayinger Kirta-Halbe (Pint of Country Fair) A
Ayinger Liebhard’s Kellerbier A
Ayinger Premium-Pils A
Ayinger Ur-Weisse (Traditional Wheat) A
Ayinger Winter-Bock (Winter “Buck”Beer) A
Bad Frog – BAD Light D
Bad Frog Golden- Amber Lager D
Bad Frog Micro-Malt D
Bass Pale Ale D
Bavik Pilsner A
Bay Hawk Chocolate Porter D
BayHawk Amber Ale D
BayHawk California Pale Ale (CPA) D
BayHawk Hefeweizen D
BayHawk Honey Blonde D
BayHawk OC Lager D
BBC Long Beach Crude D
BBC Marathon D
BBC Strawberry Blonde D
BBC Top Sail D
Beck’s D
Beck’s Dark D
Beck’s Premier Light D
Belhaven 80 Shilling S
Belhaven Best S
Belhaven Best Extra Cold S
Belhaven St. Andrews Ale S
Belle-Vue S
Bemish D
Binchoise Reserve S
Bitburger Pilsner A
Black Dog D
Blackthorne Cider G
Blanche de Chambly D
Blue Moon D
Boddingtons Pub Ale G
Breckenridge D
Brooklyn Brown Ale D
Brooklyn East India Pale Ale D
Brooklyn Lager D
Brooklyn Pennant Ale 55 D
Brooklyn Pilsner D
Brooklyn Post Road Pumpkin Ale D
Brooklyn Weisse D
Bruin Pale Ale D
Bud Dry D
Bud Ice D
Bud Ice Light D
Bud Light D
Budweiser D
Budweiser Select D
Bull Falls D
Busch D
Caffrey’s G
California Cider Ace Pear G
Cantillon Rose (Belgium) S
Caracole Nostradamus D
Carlsberg S
Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) D
Castle Maine D
Caybrew D
Caylight D
Celis D
Chimay A
Cider Jack D
Clipper City Heavy Seas Below Deck D
Clipper City Heavy Seas Loose Cannon D
Clipper City Heavy Seas Peg Leg Stout D
Clipper City Heavy Seas Red Sky at Night D
Clipper City Heavy Seas Small Craft Warning D
Clipper City Heavy Seas Winter Storm D
Clipper City Phillip Amber Ale D
Columbia Brewing D
Coors D
Coors Light D
Corona D
Corsendonk Brown S
Corsendonk Christmas Ale S
Corsendonk Pale S
Custom Brewcrafters D
Cuvee Meilleurs Voeux A
De Dolle Arabier A
De Dolle Special Extra Export Stout A
De Dolle Stille Nacht A
De Dolle Teve A
De Koninck Ale (Belgium) S
Delirium Nocturnum S
Delirium Noel S
Delirium Tremens (Belgium) S
Des Rocs Grand Cru D
Deschutes Black Butte D
Devil Mountain D
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA D
Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA D
Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale D
Dortmunder Union S
Dos Equis Amber D
Dos Equis Lager D
Double Diamond S
Dry Blackthorn G
Duchesse de Bourgogne D
El River Brewing D
Einbecker M
Ellicottville D
Erdinger Hefetrub Weisse S
Estrella Damm S
Eurobrew Hobgoblin Draft D
Eurobrew Monty Python Draft D
Fat Tire D
Firehouse D
Firestone Double Barrel Ale D
Firestone Lager D
Firestone Pale Ale D
Firestone Walker’s Ale D
Fischer A
Flying Dog D
Foret Org Sais Ale D
Foster’s D
Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse A
Full Sail Amber Ale D
Full Sail Pale Ale D
Fuller’s ESB G
Fuller’s London Pride G
Genesee D
George Killian’s Irish Red D
Goose Island D
Gordon Biersch Hefeweizen D
Gordon Biersch Marzen D
Gouden S
Grant’s D
Great Divide D
Green Line Pale Ale D
Green Mountain Cidery D
Grolsch G
Guinness Stout U
Hacker-Pschorr Weisse A
Hahn S
Hamms D
Hard Core Cider D
Harp U
Harpoon D
Heineken S
Henry Weinhard’s D
High Falls D
Highland D
Hoegaarden White A
Hofbrau S
Holy Cow Red D
Hornsby’s D
Houblon Chouffe IPA Tripel A
Hudson Valley D
Humboldt Hemp Ale D
Humboldt IPA D
Humboldt Pale Ale D
Humboldt Red Nectar Ale D
Ice House D
Innis and Gunn G
Iron Shore Bock D
Isenbeck A
J.G. Ale D
John Courage S
JW Lee’s Chouffe A
Kasteel Biere du Chat Brown S
Kilkenny U
Killarneyv D
Killian’s Irish Red D
Kirin Ichiban D
Kokaneev D
Krombacher A
Kronenbourg 1664 A
La Chouffe A
La Gnomette A
Labatt Blue D
Lagunitas D
Land Shark Lager D
Lands Ends Amber (Kannah Creek Brewing Co.) D
Leffe S
Left Hand D
Leinenkugel D
Lindeman’s Framboise S
Lindeman’s Peche S
Lion Nathan S
Little Kings D
Lost Coast Alleycat Amber D
Lost Coast Apricot Wheat D
Lost Coast Downtown Brown D
Lost Coast Great White D
Lost Coast Raspberry Brown D
Löwenbräu Original Lager A
Mad River Jamalca Red Ale D
Mad River Steelhead Pale D
Magners U
Maredsous Abbey Ale (Belgium) S
Marston’s Pedigree S
Maudite D
McChouffe A
McEwan’s S
Miami Trail Brewing D
Michael Shea’s D
Michelob D
Michelob Amber Bock D
Michelob Light D
Michelob Speciality D
Michelob Ultra D
Mickey’s D
Middle Ages D
Miller D
Miller Genuine Draft D
Miller Lite D
Milwaukee’s Best D
Modelo D
Molson Canadian D
Monk’s Sour Ale S
Moosehead D
Moretti Italian Pilsner S
Murphy’s Irish Red S
Murphy’s Irish Stout S
N’Ice Chouffe A
Natural Ice D
Natural Light D
New Amsterdam D
New Glarus D
New Zeland Steinlager D
Newcastle S
Nor’Wester D
North Coast D
O’Doul’s D
Old Dominion D
Old Milwaukee D
Old Speckeled Hen G
Old Vienna D
Oskar Blues D
Pabst Blue Ribbon D
Pacifico D
Palm A
Paulaner Hefeweizen A
Paulaner Lager A
Paulaner Pilsner A
Paulaner Salvator A
Peroni D
Pete’s Seasonals D
Pete’s Wicked Ale D
Pilsner Urquell S
Piraat Ale S
Porter & Summerfest D
Portland Mactarnahan’s Amber D
Portland Oregon Honey D
Presidente S
Pyramid Hefeweizen D
Pyramid Seasonal D
Razors Edge D
Red Ale D
Red Dog D
Red Hook Blonde D
Red Hook ESB D
Red Hook IPA D
Red Hook Seasonal D
Red Wolf D
Rouge G
Rogue Dead Guy Ale D
Rogue Hazelnut Brown D
Rogue Red D
Rouge-Mogal D
Rolling Rock D
Saint Bernardus D
Saint Feuillein Cuvee de Noel S
Saint Pauli Girl S
Sais Dup Farmhouse Ale D
Sam Adams Boston Lager D
Sam Adams Seasonal D
Sapporo D
Saranac D
Saxer Brewing D
Scaldis Belgian Ale D
Scaldis Noel D
Schmitt’s D
Schneider M
Scottish & Newcastle S
Scottish Tennents G
Shiner Bock D
Ship Inn D
Shipyard D
Shmaltz Brewing Hebrew Lenny’s R.I.P. A
Shmaltz Brewing Hebrew Messiah Bold D
Shock Top D
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale D
Sierra Nevada Seasonal D
Sir Perry William’s G
Sleemans D
Smithwicks Ale U
Southpaw D
Spanish Peaks Black Dog D
Spaten Lager A
Spaten Oktoberfest A
Spaten Optimator A
Spaten Pils A
Standing Wave Pale Ale (Kannah Creek Brewing Co.) D
St. Pauli Girl S
Staropramen A
Starr Hill Brewery D
Steigl Salzburger S
Steinlager D
Stella Artois – 50 liter / Half Barrel S
Stella Artois – 20 liter / Sixth Barrel D
Strohs D
Strongbow Cider S
Tecate D
Tennent’s G
Terrapin D
Tetley’s S
Thomas Kemper D
Tommyknocker Ornery Amber D
Tooheys S
Trois Pistoles D
Tucher S
Twisted X D
Unibroue D
Urthel S
Val Dieu Grand Cru D
Van Steenberge S
Veltins M
Victoria D
Victoria Bitter A
Victory D
Warsteiner Dunkel A
Warsteiner Pils A
Wasatch D
Watney’s G
Weihenstephan A
Weinhard’s D
Wexford Irish Cream Ale G
Whitbread Ale D
White Tip D
Widmer Hefeweizen D
Widmer Seasonal D
Woodchuck Dark & Dry Cider D
Woodpecker Cider S
Wyder’s Apple Cider D
Wyder’s Peach Cider D
Wyder’s Pear Cider D
Wyder’s Raspberry Cider D
Young’s S
Young’s Chocolate Stout S
Young’s Oatmeal Stout S
Young’s Ram Rod Bitter S
Young’s Special London Ale S
Yuengling D
Zebra D
Zuma D
Zywiec M


  • Dennis June 15, 2015 @ 11:29am

    What are the dimensions of a 1/4 keg and 1/6 keg of pilsner urquell? i want to know if I have room in my kegerator

    • Caleb Houseknecht June 15, 2015 @ 12:46pm

      Hey Dennis!

      If it’s a standard 1/4 Barrel, the diameter should be 16-1/8,” and the height 13⅞.”

      If it’s a standard 1/6 Barrel, the diameter should be 9-1/4,” and the height 23⅜.”

      Hope that helps!

    • Larry September 12, 2015 @ 3:49pm

      Is a 1/6 keg available in either Pilsner Urquell or Staropramen?

      • Caleb Houseknecht September 17, 2015 @ 10:17am

        Hey Larry,

        Sorry for the delayed response here. We’d suggest checking with your local distributor! It all depends on where you live and/or how far you’re willing to drive to get it. Hope that helps!

  • Jim July 8, 2015 @ 10:05am

    Which type of coupler does steigl beer use?

    • Caleb Houseknecht July 13, 2015 @ 9:59am

      Hey there, Jim,

      To be honest, we are not quite sure. We did some research and couldn’t find anything either. I would suggest contacting them through this form – If you find out, let us know so we can add it to our list. Sorry about that, and we hope you’re able to find out!

      • Jon September 4, 2016 @ 11:31am

        Just tapped a keg of Stiegl Radler (Grapefruit) and it is a type S coupler. Initially tried a D and would get a slight spritz when opening the faucet after connecting with a D, but it wasn’t actually opening the valve, so had to switch to the S with the slightly longer probe.

  • Ben July 30, 2015 @ 8:50pm


    Which type of coupler do i need for Falco/Molotov Cocktail?
    It seems to be S, but it’s not. I took a shower with a S coupler…


    • Caleb Houseknecht August 12, 2015 @ 10:49am

      Hey Ben,

      I spoke with two of our draft beer experts and both suggested a D coupler. It has a shorter probe, and if you got sprayed with S, it was likely because the unengaged probe was hitting the keg valve. Definitely try a D, and let us know if that works!

  • Ron March 3, 2016 @ 1:41pm

    Do you know what style coupler Andechs uses?

    • Caitlin Hartney March 4, 2016 @ 9:14am

      Hi, Ron. Because beer comes from different distributors who may be selling different iterations of that beer, we recommend you contact the distributor from whom you are planning on buying it. They should be able to tell you which coupler to use.

  • Rick March 19, 2016 @ 12:57pm

    I am interested in a coupler for Beck’s Beer. Your site indicates a “D” and others I found say it’s a “S.” Can you clear it up?


    • Caitlin Hartney March 21, 2016 @ 3:55pm

      Hi, Rick. We are confident “D” is the correct coupler.

      • Rick March 21, 2016 @ 4:00pm

        Thanks Caitlin. I appreciate the reply. Now I can order my keg of Beck’s.

        • Caitlin Hartney March 21, 2016 @ 4:11pm

          That said, be sure to check with your local keg source, as different distributors may be getting their kegs from different sources.

        • Graham Davies August 15, 2016 @ 6:06pm

          Good luck with that bud, I’ve been trying to get Becks forever, and they are alway sold out.

  • Steve April 3, 2016 @ 6:56pm

    What couplers to soda companies like Pepsi use?

    • Caitlin Hartney April 6, 2016 @ 10:52am

      Hi, Steve. Modern soda is dispensed via a Bag-in-Box system; it is not pre-mixed. So, Pepsi wouldn’t use couplers.

      • Steve April 9, 2016 @ 10:01pm

        Some companies still use kegs. I have an opportunity to buy some used soda kegs for a good price but I want to make sure that they’ll be compatible before I spend the money.

        • mark arvieux December 11, 2016 @ 12:13am

          cornelius (corny) ball lock or pin lock kegs.

  • Frank April 20, 2016 @ 4:16pm

    Do Corona & Corona Light both use a D coupler?

    • Caitlin Hartney April 21, 2016 @ 3:03pm

      Yes, they do!

  • Roulette D June 22, 2016 @ 12:30am

    Budweiser keg tap coupler “D”

  • J August 1, 2016 @ 11:28am

    What coupler does Gaffel Kolsch use for their 50L kegs?

  • Mike Halloran August 26, 2016 @ 9:37pm

    Is the 1/4 keg of yuenglings actually a 1/6 keg? It measures the 23″ in height but it’s actually about 11″ diameter (outside to outside measured). Thanks for clarifying this……..Mike

    • Greg Strisovsky September 29, 2016 @ 10:36am

      Yes yuengling is a 1/4 keg.

  • Gregg September 9, 2016 @ 4:31pm

    I can confirm that Steigl Salzburger beer kegs use the S coupler. Please update your chart.

    • Caitlin Hartney September 16, 2016 @ 11:20am

      Updated! Thanks for the tip, Gregg.

  • Motor September 29, 2016 @ 3:48am

    Heya! What Coupler does Boulevard Brewing – Tank 7 use?


    • Caitlin Hartney September 29, 2016 @ 9:45am

      Hi, there. We are not perfectly sure about this one. We would assume D, but can’t say for certain. Your best bet is to contact the brewery or your local distributor. Sorry we couldn’t be of more help!

      • Richard August 29, 2017 @ 10:07pm

        D for sure – have bought several of their kegs

  • Billy November 20, 2016 @ 2:57pm

    Having a burst of co2 and beer when opening the tap. What can I do to prevent this spurt every time I pour a beer?

    • Caitlin November 30, 2016 @ 1:12pm

      Hi, Billy. What pressure is your CO2 tank set to? Sounds like you are having off gassing from the beer being over-carbonated.

  • Pete January 27, 2017 @ 3:18am

    Hi could you please help me out I’m trying to get a coupler/tap to fit the small Philips 6ltr Perfect draft kegs but have no idea what type I need thanking you in advance
    Pete 🙂

    • Caitlin January 27, 2017 @ 12:52pm

      Hi, Pete. Generally the 6-liter and 5-liter kegs are proprietary to whatever dispenser they are supposed to be used for. Unfortunately, We do not have any. You should contact the manufacturer.

  • Kevin March 15, 2017 @ 9:46pm

    When Bass Ale was an import what type of coupler did it use. They use D now

    • Chas October 6, 2017 @ 2:06pm

      They used a G coupler. The same that Fullers uses.By the way Fullers London Porter is the best and their ESB is untouchable,a bit pricey.I live in NYC and it cost about $250 for a 50 Liter, but if you can swing it you will never have another Bass.Their London Pride is only OK.

  • denny April 15, 2017 @ 9:28am

    Czechvar beer keg koupler type ?anyone? THX

  • Alex May 11, 2017 @ 10:34am

    Why are there all these different connector types? Is it because every brewer wants some sort of “exclusivity” that only their beer can be served with a tap? Is it dependent on functionalities/the beer type?

  • Dave S. July 27, 2017 @ 7:13pm

    I was told by my local beer distributor that kegs of Estrella Damm Lager, although they use an S coupler, are only for commercial use. They said there is no way to use them on a kegorator because of some limitation or control feature that prevents its use. Do any of you know anything about this.. I’ve never heard of anything like that.

  • Randy Turner December 9, 2017 @ 10:11am

    At present I have shock top Belgium on tap.
    However I find the pour rather foamy. Temp is 32 to 34. Pressure is at 8 went to 6 But still the line has a 90 degree bend due to height of keg

  • Matt December 13, 2017 @ 2:56pm

    Does 1/6 barrel of Stella Artois take a d coupler and a 1/2 barrel take an s coupler. Just want to make sure I read that right.

  • John Chalmers December 18, 2017 @ 8:31am

    I have a 30 litre keg of Stella Artois and when I connect the coupler nothing come out. Not sure if the Stella Keg takes a different coupler. The one I am using works OK for Alexander Keiths and on the chart it looks like a D. What should I try for the Stella Keg

    • Andy P June 8, 2018 @ 1:02pm

      Stella takes an S type. It looks and connects just like the D, but it extends an extra 1/4″ to complete the connection.

  • Andy P December 21, 2017 @ 7:33pm

    Carlsberg is not an “S”. It’s the same as Kronenbourg 1664, “A” on your list.

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