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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Tap Handle #649: Redhook - IPA

Tap size: 12.25"
Rarity:  beer and tap no longer produced
Mounting:  3/8" ferrule on 5/16" anchor bolt

Every now and then I discover that a tap that has been in the collection for a long time that somehow never got profiled in the Museum. It's made to look like a rocket with a ringed planet balanced on top. Three fins at the base of the tap help give it that rocket feel, and also make it 3-sided, with 3 decals between the fins with the brewery name and beer variety. Although it is not an exact likeness, I believe this tap was inspired by the Fremont Rocket, a sculpture in the eclectic neighborhood of Fremont in Seattle (see photo to right). As I discussed in profile #528 of the Redhook Tiki IPA, aka Ballard Bitter,  Redhook hasn't brewed their IPA/Ballard Bitter since some time in 2013, so that year may have been when the tap was used. They occasionally pop up on the secondary market, and when they do the price is very reasonable.

For more about Redhook, see this post.

For more about Redhook IPA (aka Ballard Bitter), see this post.

Photo courtesy of Seattle Bloggers.

Click through to see more photos of this out-of-this-world tap...

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