Skeleton Key has a new one dropping tonight (Wednesday, 11/6).  If you like Clementine oranges, you’re going to love this beer.

Pennyfeather is the name of their newest offering, which is a wheat ale with Clementine.  Check out the orange color on this one!  It weighs in a 5.2% ABV, lightly sweet with citrusy notes.

So, what does Pennyfeather mean?  I asked my trusty friend, Google.

  • Paul Pennyfeather is the subject of “Decline and Fall,” a show on BBC One.
  • According to, Pennyfeather is derived from the Old English words “penig,” which means “penny,” and “fæder,” which means “father.” The surname was actually a nickname for someone who was uncompromisingly frugal.

If you want to know the reason why SKB named the beer Pennyfeather, you’re going to have to ask them!

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