Olde Burnside Brewing Beers
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Good ol’ Ten Penny. Good Olde Burnside…
I would guess that the majority of people think that this East Hartford brewery’s name is Ten Penny. And that’s fine, as Ten Penny is their flagship, their first, and their most well-known beer by a million miles. It should be noted that Ten Penny is a very good beer.
I must mention that Olde Burnside was an incredibly generous sponsor of the Smith-Magenis Syndrome Research Foundation fundraising events I ran at Flatbread Company in Canton. I can’t sing their praises enough for this – they donated kegs to our events and give us 100% of every dollar spent on their beer. That’s just awesome and for that, I love them.
But, as CTMQ readers well know, that relationship will in no way color my opinions of their beers. I’m honest to a fault sometimes – and I’ll tell you upfront that I don’t love all of their beers.
One interesting thing to me about Olde Burnside is that they released a bunch of flip-top bottles on the downlow over the years. Their Ten Penny Ale and its sister Dirty Penny is very well-known. But who has had the chance to drink their Stone of Destiny? Or their Amazing Grace Ale?
I’m fortunate to say that I have.