Troegs Scratch # 30 NOW Available

18 May 2010

TroegsScratch Troegs Scratch # 30, a Maibock beer is now available in the Troegs tasting room.

From Troegs Blog: 

Devotees of the Scratch series know it's been awhile since we've turned out a lager... See More—perhaps too long. Fortunately, Tröegs brewer Jeff Jerman has remedied that with a smooth-drinking Maibock-style brew. Featuring a variety of bready malts, including heaping amounts of Vienna and Biscuit, the Jerman Bock brings to mind the "liquid bread" description usually reserved for the old German monks of lore.
Hopheads need not worry, as we added plenty of Northern Brewer and Tettnang hops in the kettle to give the Jerman Bock a more-than-fair 35 IBUs. Our hopback also got its workout with a big pile of Tettnang hops, lending the brew a leafy edge that nicely balances the brew's malty core. Lovingly lagered for six weeks and coming in at 7% ABV, this brew is smooth but doesn’t go down as easy as a first-round knockout.A Maibock in May? Sounds about right to us. Prost!

5 comments (click to read or post):

Anonymous,  18 May, 2010 16:18  

hey troegs, it's okay not to hop up beers that are not historically. Not all of us are hopheads like you and we dop seek out beers that wont kick us in the teeth with hops. Just sayin

Josh 19 May, 2010 14:35  

Then buy something from a brewer you like, and let Troegs continue to brew beer for people that appreciate it. They don't have any trouble selling out their Scratch beers, many very quickly. If you can't handle it, buy a homebrew kit.

mybeerbuzz 19 May, 2010 17:59  

I guess I'm of the opinion that since I like hoppy beers, I'm OK with a new take on a traditional brew, although I bet they'd brew a very nice version of a traditional bock as well.

Josh 20 May, 2010 09:43  

I agree Bil, and the other thing to keep in mind is that experimenting with different styles and ingredients is the entire point of their Scratch series. Very few of the 30 have been traditional takes on anything (the oktoberfest comes to mind as one that was).

mybeerbuzz 20 May, 2010 10:16  

Granted Scratch # 30 is more of a Maibock, but Treogenator is a fine and very traditional bock. I'll have to look back but I don't think all of the Scratch beers have been all crazy hoppy too.

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