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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Tap Handle #424: Weston - Leapin' Leprechaun Ale

Tap size:  7.75"
Rarity:  Very Rare
Mounting:  standard 3/8" ferrule on 5/16" anchor bolt

This little tap is small but packs a lot of character into that short size. Like the previous Weston entry, Drop Kick Ale, Leapin' Leprechaun was also designed by artist David Allen Terrill and can be found in his website's gallery. The colors and sculpting are bold and bright. If I have one complaint about the tap, it's that it feels like it doesn't have a finish painted on it. This causes the paint to rub off easily, especially on corners and edges, some of which you can see in my photos - this was a brand new tap, but sustained a little paint rub damage during shipping. This tap is very rare - mine is only the 3rd or 4th I've ever seen.

Click through to read more about Weston's Leapin' Leprechaun Ale and to see more photos of this legendary tap...

Leapin' Leprechaun Ale is a golden ale that is brewed as a St. Patrick's Day seasonal. It was first introduced in 2009 for the brewery's annual three-day Weston Irish Festival, and since it is a seasonal, is not listed on the brewery's website as a current brew. Recommended food pairings are salad, Monterey Jack and pepper jack cheese, Italian food, Middle Eastern food, and fish.

Ratebeer weighted average:  1.98 out of 5
Beer Advocate:  65 out of 100 (poor)

For more about Weston Brewing Company (and artist David Allen Terrill), see this post.

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