Olde Burnside Beer Garden

Our beer garden officially opened May 3! We had a terrific crowd and a fantastic day. Come and join us nearly every Saturday from noon-3pm, but please check our contact us page for changes in the schedule.

New Stone of Destiny drum heads arrive!

New Stone of Destiny drum heads arrive!

Olde Burnside Brewing continues to sponsor The Stone of Destiny Pipe Band. The new drum heads have arrived in time for the 2014 season (see the bass drum head pictured above).

The Stone of Destiny Pipe Band was formed on 11/30/2011 by Hal Grout, Paul Lampson, and Garth Tweyffort. As the only entry level band in Connecticut they attracted enough players to enter a Grade V band with the EUSPBA. The band finished 6th over all in the first year of competition. The band competed seven time during the 2013 season, finishing 1st in six of them (they finished 2nd in the other). The band was named, The Northeastern Champions, The Nor’easter Champions, and The New England Champions. At the end of the season, the band was named the EUSPBA Grade V Champions (106 bands).

The band has recently been upgraded to Grade IV for the 2014 season. The band is busy preparing for a trip to Glasgow, Scotland to compete in the 2015 World Pipe Band Championship.