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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tap Handle #446: Big Rock - Canvasback Ale

Tap size:  8.5"
Rarity:  Scarce
Mounting: ???

Back on November 5th I wrote a post about the "Cream of the Crop", the taps that I would have trouble replacing due to price and rarity...this is one of the taps that made the list and was hinted at in the post. Though it's a little on the small side, it's very well done, featuring a duck floating among reeds and grasses. Many taps have a solid paint color slapped on them, but this tap features shadowing and highlights in the painting that show attention to detail and a lot of work. The mounting is a bit of a mystery - there is a deep hole in the bottom that is not threaded, and a 5/16" anchor bolt wasn't large enough to screw into it. This tap is very rare - I have never seen another.

Click through to read more about Big Rock's Canvasback Ale and to see more photos of this outstanding tap...

Canvasback Ale was an American Pale Ale that was medium bodied and golden in color, with a mild aroma and a crisp, clean finish. The ale was a promotional pairing between Big Rock and Ducks Unlimited Canada, to develop a specialty brew that supported wetland habitat conservation through every purchase made by consumers. It was first made available in 1997 and was retired sometime between 2005 and 2006.

Ratebeer weighted average:  2.62 out of 5
Beer Advocate:  no entry

For more about Big Rock Brewing Company, see this post.

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