Allagash Brewing Company | Truepenny
We all know fall (at least in New England) doesn’t truly start until October 1. Sure, the calendar says September 23, but many of us are in denial for the last week of September, trying to soak up the last few warm days before everything cools off.
Well, now that there’s no denying fall is truly here, let’s dive into a beer that certainly helps with the summer-to-fall transition: Truepenny from Allagash Brewing in Portland, Maine. You may know them by their staple in the beer world, White, or their new fan-favorite, River Trip.
Why is Truepenny a great seasonal transition beer? It bridges the gap with a hint of sweetness and lemon, while also possessing an earthy, rustic aroma. It’s crisp and refreshing; exactly what I look for in a beer fit for both the summer and fall. Truepenny pours a golden hue. Expect some moderate carbonation; nothing too overwhelming for this lager.
In its outer appearance, Truepenny has a unique place in Allagash’s lineup. The label feels like an eye-catching blend of old and new design. It almost feels like a brand you might see in a conference room on an episode of Mad Men, while also incorporating modern geometric overlays.
By definition, “truepenny” is an honest or trusty person. When it comes to beer, the word “truepenny” is accurate for a brewery like Allagash. This recent release of theirs is truly an excellent pilsner. Find this beer in CA, CT, DC, DE, GA, IL (Chicagoland only), MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, VA or VT.