OUR NEWEST PACKAGE: Troegenator 22 Ounce Bottles
We are happy to announce our newest year-round package22 ounce Troegenator bottles. All our wholesalers have received their first shipment so these big bottles will be hitting the streets in the next two weeks.
As soon as we expanded into New York, it became apparent that the 22 ounce bottle would be a necessity, said Chris Trogner. While we might not sell a lot in Pennsylvania because of the case law, our outside markets cant wait to get their hands on dinner bottles. We are excited about new package.
While selling 22-ounce bottles might not take a lot of work, filling them takes a bit of time. We are using the same filler for 12 and 22-ounce bottles, so we have to switch out parts to be able to fill both sizes, explains John Trogner. It takes about 90 minutes to install a new twist-rinser, fill tubes, and label equipment on the filler, and we have to do that twice a month to keep up with orders.
For the time being, the Tröegs brothers are mum on additional 22-ounce packages, but look for upcoming announcements in future Tröegs Tales.
Art of Drinking Tröegs Contest Ends on July 1, 2008
The end of the Art of Drinking Tröegs Contest is less than a month away and the quality of artwork received this year is outstanding.
The rules for The Art of Drinking Tröegs bottle cap art contest are simplemake 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 [email protected] 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. Entries will be accepted until midnight on July 1, 2008.
Our bottle caps. Your Imagination. click here for more info
5th Annual Harrisburg Brewers Fest Selling Out Quickly
Forty-five breweries from 14 states will be pouring beer at the 5th Annual Harrisburg Brewers Fest on Saturday June 21 in downtown Harrisburg.
Tickets are selling at a record pace. If you are planning on attending this years beer fest (especially the second session), we highly recommend that you purchase tickets in the next few days.
This years festival will feature two afternoon sessions12-3:30 p.m. and 5-8:30 p.m. This event is co-presented by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Central Pennsylvania and Tröegs Brewery. All proceeds from the event benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Forty-five breweries from 14 states will be pouring beer at this years event.
Tickets can be ordered online at the Harrisburg Brewers Fest Web site www.harrisburgbrewersfest.com, via telephone at 717-671-4000, or at Tröegs Brewery.
Advance tickets for the Harrisburg Brewers Fest are $35. Tickets the day of the event (if available) will be $40. Designated Driver tickets are available for $5 to either session. There is a VIP session that includes a 90-minute private session and entrance to the second session. VIP tickets are $95. The ticket price is tax-deductible, and includes a souvenir sample glass, unlimited samples from participating brewers and live entertainment. Regular and group tickets are also available by contacting CFF at 717-671-4000.
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A Rite of Spring: 2-250 Barrel Tanks Arrive at the Brewery
In what now seems like an annual tradition, two new fermentation tanks arrived at the brewery last week. The mammoth 250-barrel tanks should be in working order in the next eight weeks.
These tanks are not regular fermentation tanks, they are aging tanks, explains John Trogner. They will allow us to empty three fermenters into an aging tank and refill the fermenters to increase capacity. The tanks will be key for all our seasonal beers as well as Hopback and Troegenator as those brands continue to grow.
Scratch Beer 12-2008 Update
Scratch Beer 12-2008 IPAwill be released on Saturday, June 21. Here are the vital statistics:
O.G.: 15.5 Plato
Malt: Pils, Vienna
Yeast: Thames Valley Ale
Hops: Amarillo, Warrior, Mt. Hood
If you want a sneak preview of Scratch 12-2008, head to either Drafting Room location on Thursday, June 19, for the release of Drafting Room 14th Anniversary Aleits the same beer. click here for more info