The Falcons have been devotees of the "Randall" draft hopbacking concept since it was introduced in 2004. For details
on how to make your own, check out our Hashback/Moorminator page.
Whenever you introduce something fun and different, you always end up with a problem. Everyone wants to use it. Combined with the fact that
we keep running out of places to serve beer from, it turns out that it's time to make another Falcons' bar!
Kent Fletcher took the small mobile bar box that he built for the 2005 Ventura Bus Tour
and topped it with two 1970's vintage Perlick draft towers. Two homemade draft hopbacks are bracket mounted to the front of the bar to boost
the visual appeal of the serving mechanism. To really catch people's attention, sets of green LEDs are installed behind the hopbacks to illuminate the contents.
The bar is designed to fit on top of 48 quart Coleman cooler. In this configuration, you can fit your two beer kegs in the cooler
and inside the assembled bar. Beer is then routed directly from the kegs to the input side of the draft hopbacks. The output side
is routed back inside to the towers.
During it's Oktoberfest Debut, the bar was placed on top of a picnic table and the beer was cooled via a small
two circuit aluminum cold plate. The beer was routed through the cold plate and then up to the hopbacks. The first beers run through the bar were the Pliny the Unwanted on Cascade and the Pretzel DIPA by Jonny Lieberman (part inspirator for the R2-B2) on Simcoe.