About Us

Back in the mid 2010’s, Barry Ralston and his daughter Hunter Ralston, the creator of Taproom Tackers, had an idea to start making tin tacker signs.

Throughout Barry’s travels he started looking for signs to collect from all the breweries he went to and noticed that not every brewery had a sign. That is when he thought of his business, Quality Name Plate, and how they could make anything under the sun out of metal.  And he thought, why not make tacker signs?  And thus, Taproom Tackers was born.

We started up in October, 2016 & in a short amount of time we have already connected with numerous breweries in Connecticut as well as with breweries in Tennessee, Vermont, New Jersey, and Massachusetts.  Even though we are a fledgling divison of Quality Name Plate, we are super excited about the work we have done and can’t wait to see what the future holds!

Our Team

Barry Ralston

Barry Ralston

Owner/President

Hunter Ralston

Hunter Ralston

Founder

Maggie Russell

Maggie Russell

Customer Liaison

Brian Hays

Brian Hays

CS Manager

Spencer Ralston

Spencer Ralston

Customer Service / Sales

Gary Esak

Gary Esak

Factory Manager

Steiny's Brewing

“Simply awesome! I reached out to Tap Room Tackers to inquire about a small batch of signs for my home brew hobby. I was very surprised by how quick I received a reply to my email, and that prompt communication carried through until I had my order of tacker signs in hand. They were very easy to work with, and as I already mentioned, communication was fantastic. The signs came out incredible, and I will without a doubt be ordering more.”

 Bill Steinbacher | Home Brewer

Thimble Island Brewing Co.

“I used Tap Room Tackers to make some tin tackers and they did an amazing job! They worked with me every step of the way through design, execution, and delivery to ensure I was satisfied with the product from beginning to end. In addition, the turnaround time was excellent and the prices couldn’t be beat. I can not recommend them enough and you would honestly be a fool not to look into them if you have any interest in doing any sort of metal signs for your brewery or any home projects. ”

Dan Cole | Manager of Brewing Operations

Firefly Hollow Brewing Co.

“Great interaction, great people, great job. Really very pleased with their work, which was also a great value. Highly recommended!”  

Rich Loomis | Owner

Independently verified
10 reviews