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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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Sunday, March 25, 2012

Tap Handle #126: Jester King - Das Wunderkind!

This is definitely one of my favorite taps, the detail is excellent, and a matte finish was used for a superior look. I acquired one for Kelly too, as it is one of his favorites.

Jester King was founded in Austin, Texas in 2011 by Jeff Stuffings. Stuffings starting home brewing in 2003 and it became an obsession, eventually resulting in leaving his day job and brewing full-time. He bought a 200 acre ranch in the Texas hill country just outside of Austin, and built a 6500 square foot barn-style brewery. Jester King is a somewhat unique brewer in that they age some of their beers in oak barrels. Jester King's biggest accomplishment to date might be their challenge against antiquated Texas laws. They took the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) to court and won the ability to tell customers where their beer is sold, and they can actually call their product beer. However, they are still looking for the right to sell their beer to stores and bars without a distributor, and to let customers sample it in a tasting room (which wineries are allowed to do). Texas really has some unfriendly brewing laws! Jester King brews five year-round and four limited beers.

Das Wunderkind! is a traditional, sour, low-gravity saison aged in oak barrels brewed on a limited basis. Weighted average on is 3.59 out of 5.

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