By Hutton Jackson
A&E and Online Editor
This article was originally published in Issue 13, Fiftieth Year of The Minstrel (April 14, 2016). Click here to view the entire issue.
Calling all beer enthusiasts: Taps Tavern, located a mere seven minutes north of DeSales on Route 378, is your next stop in the Valley. With a selection of more than 60 beers on tap, Taps is sure to have just the right lager or ale to quench your thirst.
Taps offers all the popular brands of beer, such as Yuengling and Samuel Adams, as well as several unique beers for the more adventurous such as Victory’s Golden Monkey and Dogfish Head’s 60 Minute IPA. Additionally, the tavern features several beers from the Lehigh Valley such as Funk’s Citrus IPA, a bitter, moderately strong American pale ale brewed in Emmaus, Pa., and Evil Genius’ Here Comes Honey Beer Beer, an IPA infused with sharp honey flavors created in West Grove, Pa.
And if beer just isn’t your forte or you’re not yet of age, don’t sweat because Taps’ menu offers dozens of delicious dishes.
The menu features over a dozen burgers and sandwiches such as the Taps Piggy Melt, a grilled cheese sandwich with pulled pork BBQ, ham, Swiss cheese, bacon and tomato on rye bread, or the Whiskey BBQ burger, a half-pound burger with whiskey BBQ sauce, cheddar, bacon and fried onion straws on a grilled bun.
Taps also offers its signature Fish and Chips, a dish made up of fresh haddock covered in Yuengling lager tempura batter and served with fries, coleslaw and tartar sauce.
For the less carnivorous, Taps serves a Black Bean burger, soups like the Cream of Broccoli and Cheddar soup and the Lager French Onion soup, as well as a variety of salads.
Furthermore, if you’re looking to save some money or have a little fun, Taps offers many specials and events. Mondays feature $2 Yuenglings and $5 Sloppy Joes. Tuesdays’ special is $5 margaritas and $5 tacos. Saturdays are trivia nights with DJ Reilly and Sundays you can buy $2 Coors Light drafts.
Overall, there is a little for everyone at Taps, and it is sure to be a favorite with any beer enthusiast.