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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, April 21, 2013

Tap Handle #267: Alaskan - Amber Mast With Life Ring and Compass

This is an awesome tap.. I should first clarify, though - there are two versions of this tap: the standard version and a second version that lights up. Unfortunately there's no way to tell if it lights up by looking at it. The compass at the top unscrews and the batteries go inside. I've taken a second photo with the tap lit up. The light does not stay on; it is motion-sensitive, and is designed to light up when the tap is pulled. The lifering also glows in the dark.

Alaskan Amber is an altbier that is richly malty and long on the palate, with just enough hop backing to make this beautiful amber colored "alt" style beer notably well balanced. It is based on a recipe from a turn-of-the-century brewery in the Juneau area. It was voted "Best Beer in the Nation" in the 1988 Great American Beer Festival Consumer Poll, and has won numerous awards and medals in competitions. Recommended food pairings are king or silver salmon, flavorful meats, hearty Italian dishes, delicate cheeses, artichokes, roasted red peppers, and gourmet pizza. Weighted average on is 3.34 out of 5.

For more about Alaskan Brewing, see this post.

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