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Friday, December 27, 2013

Tap Handle #351: Chicago Beer Company - Chi Town Pier Pale Ale

Tap size:  8"
Rarity:  Rare
Mounting:  standard 3/8" ferrule on 5/16" anchor bolt

Upon receiving this tap, it was smaller than I expected it would be. Despite that, it's a pretty impressive piece with some nice detail. It's quite rare and as a result it can be expensive to acquire. If you have the opportunity to obtain it, pay close attention to the spokes of the wheel behind the sailor, as the tips of the spokes can chip off very easily on the front and the back.

Click through to read more about Chicago Beer Company and this iconic tap...

I can find very little information on Chicago Beer Company. They were founded in 2010 in Chicago, Illinois as a family-owned business, and their 4 varieties of beer are contract brewed by the Stevens Point Brewery. Their beers are named after Chicago features. Their debut beer Windy City Wheat won a gold medal at the World Beer Championship.

Pier Pale Ale is an American Pale Ale with a slight citrusy hop aroma, moderate hop bitterness, a medium to dry finish, and smooth finish with a malt balance. Weighted average on is 2.7 out of 5.

Source Material
Chicago Beer Company website

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