Narwhals!

Thanks everyone for voting on your favorite East Creek Session Ale tap handle!

The Narwhals were the clear winner and not just because my Dad voted 50 times.

Below are a few photos of the taps I’ve been working on this morning.

We’ll be working on lots of new designs in the coming weeks as well as a few jigs and racks that will make the process much faster. We’re hoping to have a shop set up in the next few months with tap handles to start and cooled beer towers, stools, bar tops, signs etc. down the road.

We believe any home that doesn’t have its own private pub is just uncivilized; (background music swelling) an oversight by home builders causing needless deprivation and suffering. We want to change that. You can call us heroes, but we’re just regular people that want to change the world…(camera pans out, background music crescendo!) one home pub at a time!

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VOTING TIME!

At long last! Not just one, but two East Creek Session Ale logos!!! I’ve been promising an East Creek Ale logo ever since we made the West Creek Homebrew beer box a year or so ago, causing feelings of alienation, tension and jealousy. Creating a rift between East and West Creek, a rift that can only be healed with narwhals and submarines.

Time for all the East Creekers to weigh in on what your ale logo will look like. Well, actually everyone is welcome to weigh in. Everyone has an equal vote, but the East Creeker’s votes will be a bit more equal than the others. Give your two cents on Facebook or here in the comments. Which ever one gets the most votes will be the new beer tap, and beer box…and …well whatever the heck we feel like making! So what’ll it be people? narwhals or submarines?

OPTION #1:

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OPTION #2

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Beer Tap Handles!

It’s no fun pouring a pint from your own built in beer tower in your own custom pub when you’re still using the original crappy plastic tap handles.
Okay, yes it is. It’s always fun. However, it’s even better with custom tap handles.
That was our project this weekend.
The beer tower is a dual tap so we have a beer keg on one and a keg of fizzy water on the other.
The first tap is a pretty simple one for the fizzy water:

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The beer taps are going to be a bit more interesting. I’ve been working on designs for every beer style. We cut our West Creek Homebrew tap this weekend and I thought I’d take a few photos of the process.

Here’s Derek lining up the CNC to 0,0,0:

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A shot of Big Ben (the CNC) doing all the work as usual:

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Then comes the cutout, the clean up, sanding and finishing with tinted epoxy:

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This is my initial drawing of the next tap. I’ll post a photo once it’s cut and finished:

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