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Friday, February 26, 2016

Tap Handle #574: Stevens Point - Apricadabra Apricot Wheat Ale

Tap size:  12.25"
Rarity:  Scarce
Mounting:  standard 3/8" ferrule on 5/16" anchor bolt

This is the first tap in the collection that uses magic as a theme. Unlike most of the taps in the collection, this is not made of resin but is instead primarily an acrylic compound. A gloved hand at the bottom holds a wand that stretches up to an apricot at the top, where a Stevens Point decal is on the front of it. I'm not sure whether or not the tap is still in use; it is a seasonal, so it seems to be pretty scarce - I have only seen 4 others, although one of the 4 did have the top stem broken off. The price so far has been fairly affordable.

For more about Stevens Point Brewing, see this post.

Click through to read more about Stevens Point's Apricadabra Apricot Wheat Ale and to see more photos of this magical tap...

Apricadabra Apricot Wheat Ale is a traditional unfiltered Bavarian hefeweizen ale displaying a hazy, golden straw color, and is handcrafted using an authentic hefeweizen yeast imported from Bavaria, white wheat, a touch of El Dorado hops and fresh apricot juice. The El Dorado hops, a relatively new variety from Washington State’s Yakima Valley, pairs well with fruit and is equally suitable as an aroma or bittering hop. Apricadabra is delightful, aromatic, and perfectly balanced, leaving behind a pleasant nose and fruity finish. There is a hint of apricot flavor and aroma combined with traditional hefeweizen flavor characteristics, while the wheat lends a delicate crispness to the beer, making it light in body but quite big on flavor and aroma.

Ratebeer weighted average:  3.01 out of 5
Beer Advocate:  no rating

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