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This is how I get free beer. An old homebrewing friend of mine decided to open his own brewery and tap room here in town. I asked if he needed any tap handles. He wanted to incorporate the old farmhouse door knobs that his mother had collected through the years, so I came up with some handles for him. He also wanted them all to be different. My personal favorites are the ones on each end. The left one is ebonized walnut with an acrylic Celtic Knot. The one on the right is my first offset turning, which HAD to be done, since the name of the beer is “Drunken Raven”. It is a double IPA with about 9% ABV and 100 IBU! The 3rd handle from the right has a captive ring in it.

The 2nd photo is a pint glass tote which I designed for him. He plans to sell his logo pints in 4 piece gift packs.

Every one of his beers are fantastic. My personal favorite is the Taddy Boggler Scottish Ale (which is my favorite beer style), and the Chili beer is awesome too. Anyone venturing into Northern Colorado needs to stop by and have a pint of this awesome beer!

I’ve also got several projects going for another local brewery, so life is good!

-- Tony, Colorado,

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Gene Howe

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#1 posted 157 days ago

Very, very nice!
And, nothing wrong with free beer either.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 157 days ago

Thatʻs one way to get free beer.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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#3 posted 157 days ago

Very awesome!

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#4 posted 157 days ago

Oh yes Tony. Nice nice nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#5 posted 152 days ago

Great assortment of cool tap handles. Great shapes and finish. The knobs are great accents. Great job!

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#6 posted 152 days ago

Well, you definitely know how to get views on a woodworking website. :-)

Nice job on the handles. I love that each one is different and how you incorporated the doorknobs.

-- "The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money." Alexis de Tocqueville, 1835

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Todd Sauer

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#7 posted 152 days ago

I won’t mislead you. I clicked because of the title….there was a little part of me that thought I would get a beer if I clicked.

But I’m not disappointed…those are beautiful. Very nice work.

-- --Sauerkins; Duluth, MN

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