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Monday, December 29, 2014

Tap Handle #456: Widmer - Green and Gold Kolsch

Tap size:  11.5"
Rarity:  Scarce
Mounting:  internal 3/8" nut

This tap was a very generous gift from a gentleman who used to work for a tap manufacturing company. I thought it was a great acquisition due to the fact that it's a brewery local to me (Portland) and was made for the Portland Timbers soccer team's fan base, which is known as the Timbers Army and is legendary in its rabid following of the team. The tap is made to look like a cut log, which is appropriate since the Timbers are associated with the slowly declining (but still prominent) timber industry in Oregon. The front and back of the tap are identical, but the top pieces can rotate to create a different look if desired. It was created for a Timbers Army homebrew competition winning entry and had a limited distribution, so the tap is very scarce...I've never seen another.

For more about Widmer Brewing, see this post.

Click through to read more about Widmer's Green and Gold Kolsch and to see more photos of this manly tap...

Green and Gold is a Kolsch-style, straw-colored beer with aromas of strawberry and cracked black pepper, a soft sweet bready malt flavor, a creamy body, and a crisp, dry finish. Each year the Timbers Army & the 107ist host a homebrew competition, bringing out the best in what makes the Rose City great: craft beer, creativity and a passion for the green and white. Timbers Army homebrewer Abram Goldman-Armstrong’s recipe was chosen by Widmer Brothers to be brewed for the Timbers' 2013 season. It's profile is listed on Widmer's website but the brew is now out of production.

Ratebeer weighted average:  3.19 out of 5
Beer Advocate:  81 out of 100 (good)

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