Recently while visiting my local and Texas Oldest Craft Beer brewery, Saint Arnold Brewing Company
, I got to enjoy a flight of some amazing beers. What I had were several years worth of their famous Bishop's Barrel Series.
While discussing the complexity and high ABV of these beers, I was introduced to Aaron, the man in charge of the barrel room. After sharing a few more super high ABV brews, I was offered a tour of where the magic is stored. So in the dusty upper levels of the brewery I was surrounded by racks and racks of barrels once full of bourbon, gin, whiskey and rum.
It was then I knew what I had to do. When he wasn't looking I quickly grabbed a mash paddle and whacked him. Then pushed two Woodford Reserve whiskey barrels used for the Barley Wine Bishop's Barrel #15
onto a push cart. Wildly I ran trying to remember where the freight elevator was.
Luckily Saint Arnold himself appeared before me and pointed the way. Unluckily for me, these wood barrels were empty. However luckily for you, I decided to turn them into some rather unique tap handles with a Texas size story. Or at least that's how I remember it, drinking 13% ABV Barley Wine beers makes memories kinda fuzzy!
So here you have a 11 1/2" tall by 2 1/4" wide beer tap handle made of French Oak. It has been lightly sanded to retain the character it developed through it's years of use. The backside of the handle still has the char on it. I have replaced the original barrel hoop with our Tap Sign Chalkboard
, so you can label the beer it is pouring. Finished with a durable organic oil/wax coat that will stand up to use and abuse.
Extremely limited, and when they are done, they are gone forever. Pick up this tap handle and help continue it's adventure from distillery, to brewery to your house or bar!
For engraving, please note the initials you would like and font choice. For logo's or graphics we will need a vector file(ai, .eps, .svg ) of the image.
All orders with engraving will receive a follow up email to create a mock up before we hit it with the laser!