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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Tap Handle #337: Revolution - Rosa Hibiscus Brown Ale

This is one of two Revolution taps I own, with both of them shaped like a fist. I was fortunate enough to grab the pair of them at the same time. It is very similar to the Iron Fist tap I profiled back in post #273. However, in a curious twist, the Iron Fist tap is right-handed, while this tap is left-handed. The big red star on the wrist also sets this tap apart. The label is magnetic, allowing easy changeovers to different varieties, and there are at least 6 different tap colors. The tap isn't rare but it is popular, with the green-colored fist being the highest in popularity.

Revolution Brewing was founded in 2010 in Chicago, Illinois by managing partner Josh Deth. Deth was a novice homebrewer who landed a job cleaning kegs at the now-defunct Golden Prairie Brewing in 1995. A few years later, Deth dreamt up the idea for Revolution while working at Goose Island as a cellarman and brew pub brewer. After the first few tries at opening a brewery didn't work out, Deth opened Handlebar in 2003 and worked as Executive Director of Logan Square Chamber of Commerce. While working at the Chamber, he found an old building on Milwaukee Avenue with pressed tin ceiling, exposed brick and timber, and weathered maple floors. After three years of raising funds, dealing with the zoning issues, and construction, the Revolution brewpub opened, adding a 2nd floor Brewers' Lounge in 2011. The opened a new production brewery and tap room in a second location in 2012. They brew three year round beers and 18 seasonal & specialty varieties. They have won medals at both the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup.

Rosa Hibiscus is an herbal brown ale steeped with hibiscus flowers and a touch of orange peel for a natural tartness and slight pink hue. Weighted average on is 3.08 out of 5.

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