Welcome to RainTaps!
If you’re reading this you’re probably wondering what I sell (spoiler, I sell custom umbrellas and beer gifts) or how you can buy them.
What I Sell
I make and I sell custom umbrellas and beer gifts. I primarily work with repurposed beer tap handles and I’ll occasionally use other items as well. I started creating out creating custom umbrellas because I was looking for a high-quality umbrella that I would actually want to use. While I was able to find umbrellas that cost $150 to $300 dollars, I couldn’t find a good quality one with a handle that I loved. At that point, I realized that a beer tap handle would be the perfect way to combine amazing quality with great design, so I started making my own umbrellas.
As interest in my umbrellas grew I got a lot of request for other beer gifts, and other gifts that didn’t specifically relate to beer. I now offer custom tap handle umbrellas, tap handle bottle openers, and a number of other items including ice cream scoops and pizza cutters.
How to Buy Custom Umbrellas and Other Beer Gifts
You can buy any of the custom gifts that I sell online. In the online store, you’ll find my signature beer tap umbrellas, beer tap handle bottle openers, and other custom beer gifts. The custom beer gifts that I make are also in select retailers or you can buy them from me in person at open markets and pop-up events. Because of the range of tap handles that I work with it may be easiest to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for advice on the best beer gift for your situation.
PS a number of people were wondering what the brewery umbrellas look like and what the sizes are like! I made a video to give you an idea of what to expect from my current lineup of beer umbrellas.
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."