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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Tap Handle #525: Redhook - Mudslinger Brown Ale

Tap size:  13.5" tall by 5" deep
Rarity:  Rare
Mounting:  internal 3/8" nut

Redhook's Mudslinger tap handle bears a remarkable likeness to a real handlebar grip from a mountain bike. The grip is composed of rubber, and the brake lever and shaft are aluminum. There is a small Redhook sign attached to each side, and the name "Mudslinger" appears on the shaft, while "Brown Ale" appears on a small label that encircles the grip. A brake cable travels from the brake lever and goes inside the bottom of the shaft. Also, take note of the screw that protrudes from under the brake lever - this can actually unscrew and has been missing on a few taps I've seen. For those who have narrow mounting restrictions, you should know that the brake lever causes the tap to be deeper than most, a total of 5" deep. Do not attempt to pull on the brake lever - it is fixed in position and can't depress without causing damage. The tap appears frequently on the secondary market, and the price is fairly reasonable. 

For more about Redhook Brewing, see this post.

Click through to read more about Redhook's Mudslinger Brown Ale and to see more photos of this adventurous tap...


Mudslinger is a Nut Brown Ale with a medium body and a fresh malty aroma. Its malty flavor is layered with light chocolate, caramel, brown sugar and a hint of vanilla. Six barley malts and two hop varieties result in a surprisingly smooth, well balanced and highly sessionable dark beer. Mudslinger pairs nicely with grilled meats, stews, fowl, and even smoked oysters or salmon. It is available from January through April and is the perfect beer for spring.


Ratebeer weighted average:  3.06 out of 5
Beer Advocate:  78 out of 100 (okay)



























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