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Monday, December 30, 2013

Tap Handle #353: Dogfish Head - Uber Shark

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

The Uber taps from Dogfish Head have developed a legendary status. In 2008 it was the Pimp Cane, one of the Holy Grails of tap collectors, and in 2010 it was the Steampunk tap, which often sells for $400 or more. The 2012 tap featured block figures that could be turned to make new figures, but it did not prove to be quite as popular. Every two years, the brewery releases one of these "Uber" taps as a celebration of beer and art, and distribution is very limited. This Shark tap breaks the two year cycle; it is the Uber tap for 2013, and it's gorgeous, featuring a great white shark swallowing a whole bottle of Dogfish Head beer. The custom metallic purple ferrule is also a nice touch. The tap was designed by artist Jim Mazza, who you can read about in this post on Dogfish Head's website.

Click through to see more photos of this killer tap...

For more about Dogfish Head, see this post.

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