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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tap Handle #355: Bridgeport - Kingpin Double Red Ale

Tap size:  10.25"
Rarity:  Uncommon
Mounting:  internal 3/8" nut

Like the Hurricane Reef tap I profiled last week, this is a bas relief styled tap, mainly flat, but with the gangster sticking out slightly from the wall. The front and back are identical to each other, as are the two sides. I was surprised when receiving it, it is much more impressive in your hand than it appears in photos. There are a few other versions of the Kingpin tap, including another figural one featuring a bowling pin. However, bowling pin taps have been made by several breweries...this theme is much more unique.

Click through to read more about Kingpin Ale and to see more photos of this killer tap...


Kingpin is an American strong ale uses a rarely-grown Willamette Valley Hop varietal known as Liberty Hops from fourth generation hop farmer John Annen of Annen Bros. Farm in Silverton, Oregon. Rye and caramel malts lead to a red color and unique flavor profile. It is triple-hopped for bitter aroma and a unique dry-hopped character. Recommended food pairings are grilled teriyaki skirt steak and cheeseburgers. Weighted average on ratebeer.com is 3.24 out of 5.


For more about Bridgeport, see this post.


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