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Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Tap Handle #511: Snowshoe - Grizzly Brown Ale

Tap size:  11"
Rarity:  Scarce
Mounting:  standard 3/8" ferrule on 5/16" anchor bolt

A few years ago I was unsuccessful in my attempts to acquire this tap. Last year there was a brief period of time during which about 5 of them hit the secondary market almost simultaneously. I was able to grab one, and since then the supply has dried up completely. Mine could use a little paint touch up on some of the claws and has a few nicks and scratches, but it is still in good condition. It has the signature Snowshoe banner across the front, and the name of the beer, "Grizzly", appears down the front of the tap in sculpted, raised lettering. The price of this tap has been pretty high in the past, and I would expect it to be even higher now, given the current scarcity.

For more about Snowshoe Brewing, see this post.

Click through to read more about Snowshoe Brewing's Grizzly Brown Ale and to see more photos of this wild tap...

Snowshoe Grizzly Brown Ale is the darkest beer available at the brewery, with a distinct, roasted malt character, dark color and medium hop finish. It pours out a deep brown color with ruby highlights; the head is Bunyanesque in size, and the ale is semi-creamy in texture. The aroma is of lightly toasted grain, caramel, and black walnut sweetness. Grizzly Brown Ale is brewed with five different malts giving it a rich roasted flavor and a smooth finish. It is made in the style of Newcastle.

Ratebeer weighted average:  2.99 out of 5
Beer Advocate:  81 out of 100 (good)

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