Tröegs News for Fall 2012 – Return of Mad Elf, Scratch Series Updates and More!
Mad Elf Returns
You can always tell that the holidays are right around the corner when Christmas displays begin popping up in department stores all across the country. Here at Tröegs, it isn’t officially Christmas until Mad Elf is released. Well folks, Christmas is upon us! The bottled version of Mad Elf is slated to hit the streets on October 15, with a draft release to follow in mid-to-late November. Festive and exuberant, Mad Elf is our nod to the hectic holiday season. Revered by beer geeks far and wide, The Mad Elf Ale weighs in at 11% ABV and features the lavish combination of chocolate malt, spicy Belgian yeast, sweet and sour cherries, and Pennsylvania honey. Get yours right away, because when the Elf goes into hiding, he won’t appear again until next year!
Scratch Beer Update
• Rye IPA – Brewed in celebration of a Tröegs employee’s upcoming wedding, Scratch #77 is an IPA at heart with a spicy rye malt base. Brewed exclusively with Galaxy hops, it embodies the essence of passionfruit. We’re sure you’ll love this beer and will answer “I do” when someone asks if you’d like another. Available on draft only.
• Fresh Hop Ale – On Tuesday, September 18, we received two palettes – that’s 400 pounds – of freshly picked Citra hops from B.T. Loftus Ranches in Yakima, WA. So, what do you do with a truckload of these glorious green cones? Get brewing right away, of course! Our brewers are hoping to rekindle the magic of past Fresh Hop Scratch beers with this latest Scratch creation. Expect an early October release. Available in bottles and on draft.
• Pumpkin Beer – In an effort to brew outside of our comfort zone, we are pleased to announce the first-ever Tröegs Pumpkin beer. John Trogner hopes to push the boundaries of our Scratch beer system with this particular one-off release. To start, we’re using in-house roasted longneck pumpkins from Strite’s Orchard and traditional autumn spices such as cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. We also chose to ferment the beer with Saison yeast, which will complement the spicy harvest flavors. We’re hoping this inaugural pumpkin beer will give you something to look forward to this fall! Available on draft only.
Return of Dead Reckoning Porter