Bad Penny Brown Ale

Inviting scents of biscuit and cracker support complex almond earthiness and toffee sweetness on the nose. The sip is equally rounded, with caramel and toffee paving the way for warm nuttiness and rich toasted bread flavors. Lightly woody hops and a dry finish are welcome counterpoints to the initial sweetness, inviting a return to the glass. Draft Mag

This lovely brown ale is a fine tribute to the classic British browns, with a surprisingly full palate of flavors and a soft, fluffy effervescence that fills the mouth. A touch of caramel, a bit of chocolate and hints of dark fruit make this brown enticingly complex, while the round finish that lingers just long enough encourages me to take another sip. I’d love this with a ploughman’s platter of fine English cheeses and breads- All About Beer Magazine

5.5% Alc By Vol

Pair With Red meat, duck, lamb, barbecue, chili

Praise for Bad Penny


Nearly 11 years ago Scott Pridgen gave us an image for one our beer names: Bad Penny. He came back with a striking two-tone retro look for our English style ale. The minimalist use of color was WAY ahead of it’s time in the beer industry of 2006. You can see that trend continue on grocery stores shelves today. Scott and the team at @McKinney in Durham went on to win some awards for the complete packaging of Bad Penny. We’re pretty sure she’s modeled after Scott’s wife! You can read more about this label in the new issue of @MidtownMagazine along side the equally original art from @Fullsteam! Cheers to Bad Penny! #ncbeer #craftbeer #beerlabels #brownale