European Sanke "S" Coupler


The European sanke coupler (also known as the S system coupler) is the most common coupler used for European beer kegs.  The European sanke coupler fits the following kegs: Amstel , Amstel Light, Becks, Belhaven, Belle-Vue, Bemish, Cantillon Rose , Carlsburg, DAB, De Koninck Ale, Delirium Tremens, Dortmunder Union, Double Diamond, Hahn, Heineken, John Courage, Leffe, Lindeman's, Lion Nathan, Maredsous Abbey Ale, Marston's Pedigree, McEwan's, Moretti, Murphy's Irish Stout, Murphy's Red, Pilsner Urquell, Piraat, Scottish & Newcastle, St Pauli Girl, Stella Artois, Strongbow Cider, Tetley's, Tooheys, Tucher, Van Steenberge, Woodpecker.  This list is not comprehensive.  Always check with your beer distributor for coupler compatibility and requirements.

If you are using your coupler with an existing draft setup, you may not need the extra hardware listed below.  For example, with an existing draft setup, the beer shank hex nut, barbed tail piece and neoprene washer are usually already attached to the beer line, which travels to the beer faucet.  If you are setting up a new draft line, then you will most likely need the items listed below.

Listed below are parts usually needed (but not included) with the European sanke "S" coupler:

  • Beer Shank Hex Nut
  • 3/16" Barbed Tail Piece
  • Neoprene Washer
  • Beer Pressure Tubing - 3/16"
  • Hose Clamp