30 July 2011
From Troegs Tales:
FALL RELEASE: Perpetual IPA–
22 Ounce Bottles
Even with our current chaotic brewing pace, we are squeezing out one more release this fall – Perpetual IPA in 22 ounce bottles.
In our constant evolution as a brewery, we’ve developed on undying drive to meld the organic and the mechanical. Perpetual IPA utilizes our hopback and dry-hopping to engineer a bold Imperial Pale Ale. Perpetual IPA is 7.5% ABV and 85 IBUs. It features Bravo, Chinook and Mt. Hood hops in the boil, Mt. Hood and Nugget hops in the hopback and Citra, Cascade and Nugget hops in dry-hopping.
“Straw in color and bittered with an abundance of citrus and spicy hops, Perpetual IPA is a tribute to building our new brewery and our desire to continue exploring,” says John Trogner.
Perpetual IPA will be in wholesalers by the third week of August and should be available in retailers no later than Labor Day.
First up will be Scratch #45 – IPA (7% ABV, 85 IBU, Bravo,Cascade & Citra hops). This is our 7th IPA in our continuing hops saga – which will culminate with the release of Perpetual IPA. (FYI, Perpetual IPA is not any one of these exact IPA recipes; the variations were an opportunity to test hop combinations.) To celebrate our first Scratch beer release in a few months, we will have a firkin in the tasting room bar on Friday, July 29, tapping at 12 noon. Cases, six-packs and growlers will also be available for take-out starting at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 29. There is a one-case limit/person or two six-packs and two growlers limit/person.
Scratch #46 – Naked Elf – will follow as soon as #45 sells out. An exact release date has yet to be been determined but keep an eye on our website and Facebook for details.
We are already looking toward the fall for more Scratch Beers with a Wit beer (featuring raw wheat from a local farm), and Oktoberfest, a Wet-Hopped beer (a similar recipe to last year, again featuring Citra hops), and an Abbey ale slated for brewing. We will announce release dates when the beers tell us they are ready.
T2: Equipment Arrival Continues
and Project on Schedule
Our brewhouse and associated equipment (14 trailer loads in all) have now arrived at the new brewery – along with the BrauKon fabrication team. This German-based company built the entire brewhouse in Germany and then shipped it in pieces to the US. The team came here to finish the project and will be on-site for the next ten weeks getting everything in place.
Our goal is to
start test batches on the system in mid-September and to be brewing in mid-
October, which is still on schedule.
While many are chomping at the bit to see the new facility, we will let everyone know of an expected opening date as soon as we have one!
FALL RELEASE: Dead Reckoning Porter Ready to Ship
Dead Reckoning Porter will be released in early August throughout our eight-state distribution network and should be on the street around August 15. It will be available in 12 ounce bottles and ½ kegs only.
A two-time GABF Silver Medalist, Dead Reckoning Porter is unfiltered and weighs in at 5.8% ABV and 53 IBU’s. It features Pilsner, Caramel, Chocolate and Roasted malts along with Chinook and Vanguard hops. “The outstanding taste and flavor of Dead Reckoning originates in the chocolate and roasted malts,” says John Trogner. “There is a nice hoppiness in the front of the beer, followed with a rich, smooth cocoa mouth feel.”
FALL RELEASE: Anthology 2 Revamped for Fall
Anthology 2, our much sought-after variety pack, gets a new twist this fall as
Dead Reckoning Porter is added to the mix. The package will start shipping from the brewery the third week of August and will be in retailers by the beginning of September.
Beers included in Anthology 2 include: Hopback Amber Ale, Tröegs Pale Ale, Dreamweaver Wheat and Dead Reckoning Porter.
Later in the year, be on the lookout for Anthology 3 with a new beer line-up. Details will be announced closer to the release date.
AODT 2011: Our Bottle Caps. Your Imagination.
We are still accepting submissions for the 2011 Art of Drinking Tröegs Bottle Cap Art Contest. The rules are simple—make a piece of art incorporating Tröegs bottle caps.
To enter submit a picture of your bottle cap art with your name, address and phone number to Tröegs Brewery. Submission can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent to The Art of Drinking Tröegs Contest, Tröegs Brewing Company, 800 Paxton St. Harrisburg, PA 17104. Submissions without contact information will not be valid.
The grand prize winner will receive a $500 cash prize, with runner-up prizes for finalists. Entries will be accepted until midnight on September 30, 2011. We will be announcing the grand prize winner at the opening of Tröegs Brewery – Hershey this fall. Go to the Tröegs Web site and click on The Art of Drinking Tröegs contest link. You will find numerous examples of previous entries along with complete contest rules. Get inspired and make art.