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Monday, February 20, 2012

Tap Handle #67: Miller - Icehouse Ice Lager

This is a cool tap featuring an old building bearing the Icehouse logo, sitting on top of a glass of beer. It is marked with "Plank Road Brewery" and "1855" on the red ribbon...1855 is when the Plank Road Brewery was built. There are alternate versions of this tap - on some, the building sits on a tall dark blue fountain of water; on others, there is a single dark door instead of the white barn doors, and the words Plank Road Brewery and 1885 appear in large dark letters with no red ribbon.

Back in post Tap Handle #40 (Southpaw Light) I mentioned Miller's Plank Road Brewery division - Icehouse is part of that division. Introduced in 1993, it is brewed at below-freezing temperatures, during which ice crystals bond to proteins, bacteria, and yeast and allowing all to be removed with a filter. Icehouse won gold medals at the 2003 and 2007 Great American Beer Festival, and a gold medal in the 1996 and 1998 World Beer Cup. Weighted average on is 1.53 out of 5.

Icehouse Official Website (Note: like Mickey's, there's not much there. C'mon, Miller!)

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