The cabinets were designed to look like barss—they have a brass rail and drink holders. The controller is designed to look like the handles in a real pub.
Several variants of the game were released, with similar gameplay but different graphics and music. The first was with Budweiser branding, follwed in 1984 by Root Beer Tapper (for locations with children). There are also some boards with Suntory branding, supposedly made by Sega, which they deny.
The programming and art style are almost identical to a later game called Timber.