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Welcome to Amazing Tap Handles - The Tap Handle Museum. Here you will find photos of the Museum's collection of beer taps, along with brewery info. Have a look around the Museum, and use the contact form in sidebar to leave me feedback about the site, talk about taps, or if you have a rare tap handle you'd like to sell to the Museum. I'd love to hear from you! Please, no inquires about buying taps - they're not for sale.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Tap Handle #16: Spoetzl - Shiner Summer Stock Horned Toad on Cactus

This is an awesome tap, and a favorite of people who see the collection. The detail is excellent. I think it would look better with a matte finish instead of the high gloss - it would make it more natural-looking - but that's nitpicking. I love this tap.

Click through to read more about Spoetzl Brewery and their Shiner Summer Stock...

Shiner Summer Stock is produced by the Spoetzl Brewery in Shiner, Texas. Spoetzl was founded in 1909, originally as Shiner Brewing. In 1914, a German immigrant named Kosmos Spoetzl moved to San Antonio and bought the brewery. Spoetzl survived Prohibition by selling near-beer and ice. Later, Spoetzl could not compete with the likes of Annheiser-Busch and instead catered to a small niche market. As the craft beer market started booming in the 1990s, business improved greatly; as of 2010, Spoetzl was the 10th largest brewer in the U.S. and boasted such celebrity fans as Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Matthew McConaughey, and Lance Armstrong. Shiner Summer Stock is a Kolsch-style beer. Weighted average on ratebeer.com is 2.63 out of 5.

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