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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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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tap Handle #143: Jet City - Pale Ale

This is not a very detailed tap. I was actually a little disappointed when I received it, it's smaller than I thought. It almost looks like a toy with a sticker on it. But it is genuine, and very rare.

Jet City was founded in 1993 in Seattle, Washington by Jeff Leggett. The name comes from Seattle's nickname of "Jet City" due to the presence of Boeing in the area. Leggett was working for ad agencies in San Francisco when he took a position with Rainier in Seattle to manage the Henry Weinhardt's brand they had just acquired. He founded Jet City Brewing as side project, but Rainier showed interest and agreed to contract brew Jet City beers for Leggett. G Heileman Brewing owned Rainier at the time. When a private equity firm bought G Heileman and sold it to Stroh Brewery in 1996, Stroh shut down Jet City Ale (Rainier closed 2 years later). Jet City Pale Ale was tangy and balanced. No rating exists on

Leggett passed away less than a month ago on March 17th.

Since Jet City is defunct, there is no website link.

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