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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Tap Handle #587: Rivertown - Blueberry Lager

Tap size:  10.75"
Rarity:  Scarce
Mounting:  standard 3/8" ferrule on 5/16" anchor bolt

Rivertown's Blueberry Lager tap is very much a "toy on a stick" tap. I mean, literally, it's a crate of blueberries on a chunk of wood. I ended up with one because it arrived with the Pumpkin Ale tap I profiled in the previous post. I really like it for a couple of reasons...the blueberries inside the basket and spilling out over the side are very colorful and well-sculpted, as are the detailed lines carved to give the crate a dimensional and clean look. Also, the "Blueberry Lager" lettering on the shaft, right below the Rivertown's now-retired emblem, is pressed into the wood, and painted with deep blues and a touch of lighter color to simulate brush strokes. The overall effect is very nice. The other feature that makes this tap appealing is the beer's seasonal the Pumpkin Ale, Blueberry Lager is a seasonal, so the supply of these taps is limited - I think I've seen perhaps 3 others, making this quite scarce - although it has been very affordable when it has appeared.

For more about Rivertown, see this post.

Click through to read more about Rivertown's Blueberry Lager and to see more photos of this bountiful tap...

A summer seasonal, Rivertown's Blueberry Lager is juicy, crisp, clean and invigorating. This American Fruit Beer pours a brilliant golden hue as bright as the summer sun. With a sweet, malt-tinged, fruity aroma, Blueberry Lager strikes a refreshing balance between its American 2 Row malt base and vivid Blueberry flavor, resulting in a beer that is the perfect pour for the long, lazy, hazy days of summer.

Ratebeer weighted average:  2.73 out of 5
Beer Advocate:  74 out of 100 (okay)

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