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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tap Handle #484: Denali - Seasonal

Tap size:  11.25"
Rarity:  Rare
Mounting:  internal 3/8" nut

This is the third and final Denali tap I am profiling. Although Denali does have a couple of other taps, I don't like them quite as much as the three I have profiled. The seasonal tap is a close second to the Chuli Stout in its appeal to me. It is a three-sided tap, with a boarded sign at the top proclaiming the brewery's name, a long shaft that looks like a hollowed out log where, presumably, a beer variety label would go, and an old wooden wheelbarrow at the bottom. The wheelbarrow contains a planter of colorful flowers, and on the ground to the side of the wheelbarrow are some plant stalks and rocks. Just above the wheelbarrow is a placard bearing the Denali Brewing emblem. I even took a photo of the very top of the tap to show the incredible amount of detail. The tap can be hard to find, but despite this it is fairly inexpensive.

For more about Denali Brewing, see this post.

Click through to read more about one of Denali Brewing's most popular seasonals and to see more photos of this rustic tap...

In May of 2012, during Great Alaska Craft Beer Festival in Haines, several Alaska brewers got together to begin an incredible beer experiment. What would happen if they each brewed the same recipe using their own equipment, their own ingredients, their own water, their own brewery? Would each beer taste the same? They wrote a recipe together on the spot, took it back to their breweries and came together during AK Beer Week in January 2013. The results were fascinating, and tasty!

I’ll Have Another is now an annual experiment in fermented revelations. Each May a different recipe is designed during the beer fest in Haines and then brewed by Alaska brewers present at that fest. Then the resulting beers are tapped at Cafe Amsterdam during AK Beer Week each January. In 2014 the recipe was Porter with Coffee, with the following participating breweries: Denali Brewing, Haines Brewing, Kenai River Brewing and Midnight Sun Brewing. Denail Brewing's I'll Try Another Coffee Stout was their take on the recipe and proved to be one of their most highly rated beers.

Ratebeer weighted average:  3.13 out of 5
Beer Advocate:  no score

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