29 October 2010

Troegs Scratch # 36 is Available

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Scratch 36 is now available at the
Troegs Tasting Room in pints, growlers, six packs and cases. Here are some
...details about the beer:

O.G.: 13.4
ABV: 5.5%
IBUs: 10
Malt: Pils, Red Wheat,
Hops: Magnum, Saaz
Yeast: Lachouffe/Ardennes
Juju: Coriander, Sweet & Bitter Orange Peel,
Black Pepper, Star Anise
Code: Bruce Wit

21 October 2010

Troegs–Scratch, Splinter & Perpetual Imperial Pale Ale

With all the exciting new beers coming out of Troegs lately, I thought you’d want to see a little sneak peek at some of the labels.

In order we have Wild Elf Ale from the Splinter Series, the upcoming Scratch Series White Ale (brewed with spices) and a REAL interesting beverage that I’m still chasing down details on called Perpetual IPA. This looks like hopback’d & dry-hopped IPA (“we’ve developed a drive to meld artisanal and mechanical. Perpetual IPA utilized our hopback & dry-hopping to engineer a bold Imperial Pale Ale”) DO make note that they are calling it am Imperial Pale Ale and not India Pale Ale. Look for this to be in 22oz bottles.


15 October 2010

Troegs Scratch # 34

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At Tröegs Brewery we love beers that tell a story and beers with surprise endings. Dubbed TBB, Scratch #34 is brewer Tim Mayhew’s take on his favorite beer style.The story behind TBB gets to the foundation of the Scratch Series – experiment..., educate, have fun and beware of pitfalls. We chose to bottle condition TBB as Tim wanted a near-champagne carbonation for this beer. However, yeast does what it does, and in this case, it crapped out before finishing. Even after Tim spent one evening reinvigorating the yeast (that means he shook the hell out of 180 cases of beer for 30 seconds each), the beer still would not finish and a decision had to be made. Always innovating, Tim and the brewers dumped as many bottles as possible into a wood barrel, and we will await the surprise ending. For now, enjoy Scratch #34 on draft and stay tuned for the complete story.

Scratch #34 packs a malty aroma suggesting raisins with hints of chocolate and caramel. On your taste buds, the raisin flavor continues along with traces of dark rum and subtle spice provided by the Westmalle yeast. It finishes with a slight hop bitterness.

06 October 2010

Troegs Scratch # 35

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Join us on Fri, Oct 8 for the release of Scratch #35 – Fresh Hop Ale. This hoppy beer was brewed with fresh citra hops delivered overnight from hop farms in Oregon. We will celebrate the release of Scratch 35 with a firkin on the bar in the Troegs Tasting Room.

Tapping will be at 10 a.m. (or whenever the first customer walks in the bar and orders a pint).We also have a firkin of Pale Ale with Fresh Citra Hops to be tapped as well – as long as we have an enthusiastic crowd!Hope to see you Friday!