Tell us a little bit about your business.
Tipple Taps is Pittsburgh’s first mobile tap truck! Our 1925 Model T, the Little Red Truck (also affectionately known as Stanley), is a fun, interactive way of serving a variety of beverages on tap – everything from beer, wine, and sparkling wine, to craft cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages. We offer completely custom packages designed specifically for our clients’ tastes and the unique needs of their celebration and venue. All of our packages include the necessary logistics to handle beverage needs of any size celebration, including travel, beverage pick-up and keg return, glycol and gases necessary to ensure the proper temperature and pour for any beverage, on-call services for keg change-out, plastic drinkware, and consultations leading up to the event. Beverages are priced separately from our services, as our clients pay distributor prices for whatever they are looking to serve – we pass beverage costs directly on to our clients and do not add any mark ups. We work with area distributors to select and order beverages based on our clients’ interests and their celebrations.
We are so excited to be unveiling additional Tipple Taps offerings this summer! Updates will be shared on our social media pages and pictures will be available soon. They will be perfect for more intimate celebrations and we can’t wait to share more about them!
What makes your work unique?
There are a few areas that make Tipple Taps unique. First, we are completely customizable based on the individual needs of our clients. A two-hour cocktail party? Perfect! A weekend-long celebration? We’re yours! Second, we offer a high standard tap system that you’ll find in bars and restaurants. We are backed by Garrow Draft Services who ensure the perfect pour at Pittsburgh’s best bars and all of its sports stadiums, so we are always up to date with the latest draft technologies. They also provide cleaning services for our tap systems after every event, per PA Liquor Control Board standards. Third, we partner with Mindful Hospitality Group for bartending services – they’re the best in the business. We are also working with them to create Tipple-specific craft cocktails that will soon be available to our clients – we are so excited to debut them soon!
What is your ideal client like?
When we launched Tipple Taps, we couldn’t wait to add that extra something special to various celebrations. We were thrilled to marry nostalgia and Americana with wine, beer, and cocktails. Our ideal clients light up at the idea of differentiating their celebration by providing guests with a unique experience they will talk about long after the event ends. Our clients are looking for top notch quality and service, where they can provide a variety of beverages to their guests – anything from sparkling wine for their cocktail hour to root beer and everything in between.
How do you work with couples to bring their wedding dreams to life?
We will work to understand a couple’s vision for their day and their beverage needs. From there, we’ll discuss pricing and options for our services. We will stay in touch in the months leading up to the event to discuss beverage selections, sizes based on guest counts, and pertinent day-of information. A site visit will be scheduled if necessary to ensure everything is properly placed and ready to go! We are also more than happy to work with a couple’s planner and florist to ensure we are integrated with the day’s aesthetics.