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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tap Handle #653: Green Parrot Bar (Shipyard) - Green Parrot Session Ale

Tap size:  10"
Rarity:  less than 10 seen, contract beer
Mounting:  internal 3/8" nut

This is a really beautiful tap. It features a parrot at the top with sign above it that says "Green Parrot Session". Partially covering the parrot's body is the likeness of a state highway road sign with "GPS" (Green Parrot Session) and a 1 on it, with musical symbols that reflect the Green Parrot Bar's status as a national-recognized music venue. Below the sign is the word "Ale". The shaft of the tap is sculpted and colored to resemble the tail feathers of the parrot. Since the front and back are identical to each other (as are the two sides), I have reduced the amount of photos taken. The beer is brewed under contract by Shipyard, although they also sell it in select bars in the New England area. It is unclear if the tap is used in these other locations, or is limited to only the Green Parrot Bar. It doesn't pop up on the secondary market very often, so I don't have a very good grasp for price levels.

Click through to read more about the Green Parrot Bar, its Green Parrot Session Ale, and to see more photos of this colorful tap...