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Friday, April 29, 2016

Tap Handle #599: New Orleans Lager and Ale (NOLA) - Rebirth Pale Ale

Tap size:  11"
Rarity:   readily available
Mounting:  internal 3/8" nut

NOLA continues to put out some great figural taps. This one features a tuba with the beer variety on the front of the bell and a NOLA sign just above the valves. The front and back are identical to each other, as are the two sides to each other, so I reduced the number of photos taken. The details and color of the tap are outstanding. At one time these were very hard to come by and commanded a high price; now they are fairly easy to find and the price has dropped to a far more reasonable level.

For more about NOLA brewing, see this post.

Click through to read more about NOLA's Rebirth Pale Ale and to see more photos of this swingin' tap...

No word means more to New Orleans than “rebirth”. It became a rallying cry in the years after 2005, when the city was being reborn following the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. But before that, there was Rebirth Brass Band, the Grammy Award-winning cultural institution born in New Orleans in 1983. Today, “Rebirth” is also shorthand for a deliciously drinkable Citra and Simcoe hopped pale ale born out of a partnership between NOLA Brewing and Rebirth Brass Band that sees a portion of profits supporting the Roots of Music, a program that empowers New Orleans youth while preserving the city’s musical heritage.

Rebirth Pale Ale is a sessionable, American-style pale ale that uses five different malt varieties and desirable hops including Cascade, Simcoe and Citra. The pale ale is wonderfully balanced and its flavorful hop taste and aroma allows for more than one indulgence at a time. Crisp, medium bodied and well-balanced, this pale ale has citrusy hop notes, and is slightly malty with a touch of caramel.

Ratebeer weighted average:  3.3 out of 5
Beer Advocate:  84 out of 100

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