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Found Casting: Beer Geeks Like Castings, Too

You might not want to let your boss (or employees) catch you watching this video; it’s almost too silly to have anything to do with metalcasting. But that’s right, it’s another found casting.

New Belgium Brewing, producer of cult favorite Fat Tire Ale, has created a new aluminum tap handle, designed to resemble a bike rim, with the help of a local diecaster.

According to an article posted on beer watching website thefullpint.com, the tap handles were cast at Heritage Die Casting, Denver. The article even offers a few words from a spokesperson for the diecasting company:

“I think it’s neat to see this whole process taking place right here in Colorado for a Colorado company,” Heritage Die Casting's Gregg Bannick was quoted as saying. “I am incredibly proud of the final product. Creation of this bar handle involved some intricate work with pretty elaborate tools, but we wanted to make New Belgium’s vision a reality.”

Now enough of the silliness. You’ve got castings to make.