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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Tap Handle #35: Anheuser-Busch - Spring Heat Spiced Wheat

Anheuser-Busch commissioned the same artist for all their seasonal taps. As a result, this tap bears a resemblance to Jack's Pumpkin Spice and Sun Dog, and has the same whimsical feel. The orange head on this guy represents the oranges used in the brewing process.

Spring Heat Spiced Wheat was a seasonal Belgian-style wheat ale brewed in the Anheuser-Busch Fort Collins brewery. It was created in 2006 but proved to be so popular it was made a year-round beer, and was replaced as a seasonal by Sun Dog. Orange, lemon, lime peel, and coriander help give it its distinctive flavor. It won gold and bronze medals in 2006 & 2007 in the North American Beer Awards. Weighted average on is 2.59 out of 5.

Note: when Spring Heat Spiced Wheat went from seasonal to year-round, it was renamed Shock Top and a new tap handle was made that looks similar to this one, but features an orange slice instead of a whole orange for a head.

I'll have more information on Anheuser-Busch in an upcoming post.

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