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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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Monday, April 1, 2013

Tap Handle #260: Bulmer's - Strongbow Hard Cider

Another group purchase tap that was worth the low price I got it for. There's not much to it, but the arrows sticking out of the quiver are pretty awesome.

In 1962, H.P. Bulmer began crafting Strongbow in Hereford, England. It is named after the Cambro-Norman knight Richard de Clare, later Earl of Pembroke, nicknamed "Strongbow" for relying heavily on Welsh archers during campaigns in Ireland, where at the time the Irish had few bows and relied on javelins. By 1970, it was the second highest selling cider in the world after its Bulmer's stablemate Woodpecker. In 2003 Bulmers was purchased by Scottish & Newcastle, who in turn were taken over by Heineken in 2008. In January 2011, Heineken announced their intention to take the Strongbow brand global. Strongbow is currently the number one cider brand around the world.

Strongbow Cider is a blend of bitter-sweet cider and culinary apples, with 50 different varieties of apple used. The apples are grown in England and France. It is mass-produced using modern methods, and contains apple concentrate and sugar. It is fermented with a controlled yeast strain, and at least some varieties are flavored with artificial sweeteners. Weighted average on ratebeer.com is 2.44 out of 5.

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