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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Tap Handle #122: Thirsty Dog - Old Leg Humper

I love this tap. There is another beer manufacturer that uses a bone as its tap, but they can't top Thirsty Dog's beer names like Old Leghumper or Stud Service. There are a few other varieties of Thirsty Dog taps that have the name on the bone itself, but most simply appear on the label.

Finding information on Thirsty Dog is incredibly difficult. There's nothing about their history on their website. From what I was able to piece together, Thirsty Dog was founded in 1997 in Ohio. In the 2000s several Ohio breweries fell on hard times and closed; Thirsty Dog went to contract brewing with the Frederick Brewery in Maryland. In 2006 business began to improve, and in 2007 Thirsty Dog moved production back to Akron at the site of the old Burkhardt Brewery. There's no brewpub at the brewery but there is a tasting room. Their beers have won several awards, and business has grown each year. Thirsty Dog brews 16 varieties including 5 seasonals.

Old Leghumper is a Porter with a dark brown color and two kinds of roasted malts, including a chocolate malt, that give it a rich chocolate taste. It won a gold medal in the 2002 World beer Cup. Weighted average on is 3.52 out of 5.

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