Want To Design a Tap Handle for Yards?


NextFab Studio on Washington Avenue and Yards Brewing are holding a Tap Handle Throwdown as part of the 2013 DesignPhiladelphia Festival. The idea is to submit your prototype for a tap handle for the popular local brewer. The winner receives:

  • An afternoon at the Yards Tasting Room ($150 value)
  • $200 gift card from Yards
  • A six-month NextFab membership
  • Complete Yards outfit
  • And their tap handle appears all around town

It’s free to enter and even registering can result in winning tools from NextFab Studio.

Check out the details on the registration page and start considering what would you design. Submissions are due by August 27th. September will feature teaser events across the city and October 17th will see a gala event where the winner will be chosen by the public.

Yards Tap Handle Throwdown with NextFab Studio [Yards Brewing]

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  • donna

    It looks like, according to the submission instructions, that a contestant will need to produce an actual 3D prototype to be entered- is this correct? Design schematics alone will not suffice, right?

    • http://philadelphia.foobooz.com/ Art from Foobooz

      Correct Donna.

    • wario batali

      Yeah, because everyone has access to the type of tools you would need to make this…maybe I will whittle something out of a stick.

      • http://philadelphia.foobooz.com/ Art from Foobooz

        That’s the whole idea behind NextFab Studio. Check it out.

        • Lame

          While very cool to someone who may want to use this frequently, it seems ridiculous to join and pay for a monthly membership to make a tap handle. Seems more like marketing for next fab to make some cash then a contest. I wish they would accept drawings and renderings for the tap handle instead. It shouldn’t cost you 100’s of dollars to be a part of.

  • Alimentarian

    “And there [sic] taphandle appears all around town.”
    (Sorry. I resisted for almost ten full seconds but couldn’t take it any more.)

    • FooboozNeedsASubby

      It sort of gnaws at you doesn’t it?

  • NextFab Studio

    We’d love to have you join NextFab, but you don’t need to be a member to create a working prototype or participate.
    Think foam, rasps, craft knives, sandpaper and maybe some paint. A model that looks and feels like your vision of the real thing, even if the materials are not ideal, could still wow the judges.