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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tap Handle #264: 3 Sheeps

Tap size:  12"
Rarity:  Rare
Mounting:  internal 3/8" nut

What a great name for a brewery, a play on the old "3 sheets to the wind" drunken exclamation. The amount of detail, beautiful painting, and matte finish really make this tap stand out from a crowd. The tap is not variety-specific...there's no label, so it is used for all varieties. It's rare and a little on the expensive side, but it is worth it when you're holding it in your hand. A real beauty!

Click through to read more about 3 Sheeps Brewing, their Really Cool Waterslides IPA, and to see more photos of this amazing tap...

3 Sheeps Brewing was founded in 2011 in Sheboygan, Wisconsin by Grant Pauly. Brewing beer runs in Pauly's family, as they took over the Gutsch Brewing Company in 1933 near the end of Prohibition and renamed it Kingsbury Breweries. After Kingsbury merged with G. Heilemen in 1963, Pauly's family went into other ventures, including a concrete business, which is where Pauly was working when his wife bought him a homebrewing kit in 2005. After years of perfecting his recipes, his wife suggested he should open a brewery, so he began investigating. He wanted to brew in Sheboygan but didn't want to compete with Hops Haven. However, at that moment Hops Haven went out of business, and Pauly was able to make an offer on their brewing system and building, which was once the site of a Wigwam sock factory. 3 Sheeps started brewing and selling beer in early 2012, and later in the year added a bottling line. They currently produce 4 year-round beers.

3 Sheeps Really Cool Waterslides IPA was their first beer brewed and is their signature brew. Three hop varieties are combined over a ninety minute boil in three separate additions. To finish it off, they dry hop the bejeebers out of it, resulting in a robust and tantalizing aroma.

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