WILK Friday BeerBuzz – 17 Sept 2010 (Troegs Scratch # 29)

17 September 2010

WILKFridayBerbuzz7 Troegs Brewing company started brewing their scratch series many years ago, and without a doubt it has been one of the more successful series of limited-production brewed beers on the east coast.  Chris & John Treogner, along with their brewing staff have managed to incorporate some really interesting ingredients while still using many of their tradition production beer ingredients, and even moving some Scratch beers into future production beers.

Today we sampled Scratch # 29, and oak aged Belgian IPA…and therein lies the controversy I mentioned in the teaser post on Wed.  Scratch # 29 is barrel aged in virgin oak barrels from Keystone Coopers.  This unused oak imparts a really prominent character into the beer and while many beer lovers out there are proclaiming that it should be consumed extremely fresh, to my palate it is getting better with age as the oak mellows.  This is why I chose to bring it on the show now and not back in July when it was first released.
This beer is big in a lot of ways.  Big flavor, big yeasty bite and big carbonation (as you’ll see when you open one).  This beer also uses a proprietary yeast from Westmalle that really changes the character of the beer considerably.

I also want to thank Mayor Justin Taylor for coming on the show with us and helping us sample the Scratch # 29, AND for giving away some tickets to the Pioneer City Oktoberfest in Carbondale on October 2nd.

Another amazing show (even with our secret guest)  and a really interesting and rare beer. 
to Justin, John, Nancy, Joe, Bosco (and Mrs. BeerBuzz) for yet another fun Friday. 

The Friday Beerbuzz…bringing good beers and good people together

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3 comments (click to read or post):

John 17 September, 2010 09:55  

Loved the Scratch #29 but did I ever meet an IPA I didn't like?!?

A show jampacked with beer "buzz" today including a visit from Carbondale Mayor Justin Taylor who brought tickets to the Pioneer City Oktoberfest for us to give away. It's Saturday, October 2nd in, where else? Carbondale!

If you didn't win tickets, you can buy 'em plus get details at www.carbondale-pa.gov/

You want to get to this event if only so you can try a sample from Mayfield's own "Krantz Brewing Company"! Beki and Frank make GOOD beer! Trust me. I'm going to their house for a preview on Saturday! WOO!

Another great beer, another great show, thanks Bill!


Anonymous,  18 September, 2010 13:10  

Great show and a great guests and we got to meet the mythical Mrs beerbuzz


Anonymous,  18 September, 2010 13:12  

I love the beeerbuzz and look forward to every show. I'd comment more but I don't know how many more ways I can say I love it.


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