The history of this Hartford brewery is steeped in hops and local history. Tales tell of a mystical dog that roams the ridges of the Hanging Hills just south of this city. One sighting portends elation, the second, existential dread, and the third, certain death. While the dogs at Hanging Hills Brewing Co. hold no such power over the patrons, the beers do hold a certain unplaceable mystique. While you can no longer enjoy a cold one in their tap room, this beloved brand can still be found.

Photos lovingly borrowed from Hanging Hills.