I’m an artist and designer that’s based out of Somerville Massachusetts. This summer I was struck by the crazy idea that tap handles should get taken out of bar basements and turned into fantastic useful items. So I set about developing my own custom design to transform umbrellas into fantastic creations using beer tap handles.

Beer tap handle umbrellas

All along the way I’ve been blown away by the positive feedback that I’ve received and while my primary focus is umbrellas I also have come up with other custom beer gifts including bottle openers, and pizza cutters.

Harpoon UFO Bottle Openers

My goal is to make gifts that tell the story about the person receiving it and their connection to your life. You can browse some products by going to www.raintaps.com/shop/ or you can just send me an email at ben@raintaps.com and I’ll be happy to answer any questions and provide information about the umbrellas and beer gifts that I create!


Ben Lewis

While I've only been creating these custom tap handles for a little while I already have customers that are loving them! Here's what a few of them have to say.


Proud new owner of a Boston Marathon umbrella.

"I had days where I didn't want to bring an umbrella with me because I never had one that was fun and interesting, so I wouldn't bring anything at all. I'm so glad I have this umbrella now, it's better than any umbrella I've had and I'm so excited to show it off!"


Random Guy on the T

"Why do you have a phone as an umbrella... oh wait it's not a phone it's a tap handle.. but, that, um still doesn't explain why it's an umbrella"


Generally cool dude

"Ben is great, and I love the umbrella! This was an awesome find."

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