Tiny Tower, Big Impression: Brand-New Bavarian Bierhaus Tap Handle

Tiny Tower, Big Impression: Brand-New Bavarian Bierhaus Tap Handle

Aug 06 , 2021

Brad Lugar

Our man MJ is back to introduce the brand-new custom tap handle for Bavarian Bierhaus in Nashville, Tennessee. Check out our video to see the fine-tuned details of this rad resin tap with medieval-mod swagger.

If you’ve never dropped by Nashville’s only authentic German bierhall for a liter and a schnitzel, be sure to check it out next time you make a trip to Music City. From familiar faves like bratwurst, giant pretzels, and bier cheese fries to German eats you can’t correctly pronounce even one beer in—LEBERKÄSSEMMEL, SCHWEINEBRATEN, FLAMMKUCHEN—this bierhall pulls out all the stops to create an authentic Bavarian experience.

We were pumped to design and produce a completely custom resin tap handle for this restaurant and beer hall. Bob Krumm and Brian Kehl, Army vets with a shared enthusiasm for all things Bavaria, opened the bierhall and biergarten in 2017, honoring a traditional spirit of gathering for good bier and hearty food.

Earlier this year, the beer house’s team reached out to Steel City Tap Co. to brainstorm ideas for an American-made tap handle fit to showcase their vast selection of bier vom fass—draught beer, that is.

We sketched some tap designs based around a medieval castle concept. They wanted an Old-World feel for their resin tap handle, from the stonework texture to the signature colors of Oktoberfest to the iconic, strong-hearted Bavarian lion featured in their logo.

Hand-painted details by our amazing in-house artists, plus four branded metal plates, round out the look. The artisan finishing touches also amplify the tap handle’s advertising power, making them totally worth the investment. We can’t wait to see these beauties standing sentinel on the Bavarian Bierhaus tap line. What eye wouldn’t be drawn to a row of small stone towers adorned with royal blue lions swigging mugs of frothy bier?

Speaking of bier...their evolving lineup of brews is sourced from American craft breweries near and far, including Urban Chestnut Brewing Company in St. Louis, Missouri; The Star Spangled Brewing Company in Clarksville, Tennessee; and Fat Bottom Brewing Co. in their own Nashville backyard. Of course, there’s no shortage of tried-and-true German biers, like hefeweizens and helles lagers from Munich and Pfungstadt or dunkelweizens from Freising.

Locals can even join Bavarian Bierhaus Stein Club and have their personal stein stored under lock and key in honor of a longtime German tradition. Pull up a seat at the bar, order a cold draught beverage—poured from a badass custom tap handle from Steel City Tap—and enjoy every sip from your own German stein? Yes, please. Prost!

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