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Troegs Scratch 98 Triple Mango IPA

Troegs Scratch 98 Triple Mango IPA

Last spring, Brad Moyer ran a guest post about his story winning Al’s of Hampden’s Triple IPA homebrew competition. As his prize, the beer would be brewed as part of Troegs’ scratch series. The winning brew was called Triple Mango IPA and it quickly became one of their best beers in the Scratch series, at least according to this blog. It was so popular, it won a competition to determine which Scratch beer Troegs’ should re-brew. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Imperial IPA, Tröegs Brewing Co.

Splinter Gold Batch #2 – Tröegs Brewing Company

Splinter Gold Batch #2 – Tröegs Brewing Company

Late last Friday night, I received a text message from Russ: “Did you get Splinter Gold? [It was] released at Tröegs today.” In disbelief, I thought Russ was pulling a fast one at first. Surely Tröegs would give more notice when releasing such a widely anticipated beer. After all, this was the first time the brewery would be releasing a Splinter series since its move to Hershey. It wasn’t until I saw this tweet that … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Wild Ale, Beer, Tröegs Brewing Co.

Stoudt’s Winter Brew Fest

Stoudt’s Winter Brew Fest

Yesterday, I attended Stoudt’s Winter Brew Fest. This annual event is held in Late February and is spread across the year with 3 other Brew Fests hosted in May, August and October. The Beer Circle visited the place before for samples of their own beer, but I decided to give the brewery another go, meet some new breweries and try some new beer. With the advantage of Stoudt’s being within walking distance from my host, we … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer Festival, Fegley's Brew Works, ShawneeCraft Brewing Co., Stoudt's Brewing Co., Tröegs Brewing Co.

Tröegs Scratch #83 – ¿Impending Descent? Ale

Tröegs Scratch #83 – ¿Impending Descent? Ale

Tröegs has been experimenting with their Scratch Series for a few years now. Personally, I’ve been following them closely and have tasted nearly every one from #46 and above. Some can be a gamble, but that’s part of the fun when trying these small test batches. Occasionally, the Trogner brothers come out with something extraordinary. The first this happened for me was about a year ago when I first tasted Scratch #55 – Double IPA. Now, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Russian Imperial Stout, Tröegs Brewing Co.

Tröegs Brewery Tasting Tour

Tröegs Brewery Tasting Tour

Most breweries offer tours of their facility – but some truly go above and beyond.  On Friday, October 26, The Beer Circle writers Kenton Martin and Garrett Miller, accompanied by friends and guest writers Alyssa Cook, Brian Reitz, and Kelsey Bailey, took a tour of Tröegs’ still-new Hershey, PA location – which represents a considerable amount of brewing capacity.  The Beer Circle has stopped by here on a previous beer tour (and even got to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Breweries, Tröegs Brewing Co.

Unlikely Pairings: Weather

Unlikely Pairings: Weather

For my next installment of “Unlikely Pairings”, I was initially inspired by the events surrounding Superstorm/Hurricane Sandy. Up in State College, Monday afternoon classes were canceled. Being a rarity, and that the area was only a minor impact from the storm, many students raided the local bottle shops for Hurricane 40 oz. malt liquor bottles. So, I’ve decided to scan my tasting history for what I think would be the best beer to have in the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer Pairing, Bell's Brewery, Dogfish Head, Lancaster Brewing Co., Tröegs Brewing Co.

Unlikely Pairings: Music

Unlikely Pairings: Music

You’ve probably seen plenty of recommended pairings with food when you read a beer description, but do we have to stop there? In this post, I begin a new column called “Unlikely Pairings.” This goes beyond the conventional food/beer pairing and inspects the less common couplings with you brew. Music almost always is around you when enjoying a drink; whether you’re in the bar, at a party, maybe even as background noise while you write tasting … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer Pairing, Dogfish Head, Mikkeller, Tröegs Brewing Co.

The Beer Circle Central PA Second Tour Wrap Up

The Beer Circle Central PA Second Tour Wrap Up

The Beer Circle Brewery Tour of Central Pennsylvania kicked off at 11AM at Al’s of Hampden / Pizza Boy Brewing just outside of Harrisburg. We would’ve loved to have started earlier, but Al’s opens at 11 and we had to have something resembling respect for our livers. We had the usual group of degenerates from The Beer Circle and were joined by a few other drinking buddies for a great day of food, friendship, and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Selin's Grove Brewing Co., The Beer Circle, Tröegs Brewing Co.

Cellar: Tröegs Flying Mouflan: 2011 vs. 2012

Cellar: Tröegs Flying Mouflan: 2011 vs. 2012

My friend Jack sent me a message and asked if I would like to share a two-year vertical of Tröegs Flying Mouflan, and I didn’t think twice about accepting his request. Not only do I love Flying Mouflan, this tasting has so many underlying stories. What does Flying Mouflan taste like after a year compared to fresh? What is the difference between the Harrisburg and Hershey Tröegs breweries? Do I like to drink beer? As many of you … Read entire article »

Filed under: American Barleywine, Beer, Cellar, Tröegs Brewing Co.

Tröegs Scratch Beer Showdown: Jack Curtain vs. Lew Bryson

Tröegs Scratch Beer Showdown: Jack Curtain vs. Lew Bryson

Scratch Series Showdown Philly Beer Week 2012 triggered a very intriguing match of beers from two local beer writers. Jack Curtain, he of the Liquid Diet blog, and Lew Bryson, writes Seen Through a Glass and the Session Beer Project, each teamed up with Tröegs Brewing Company to create a Scratch Series beer. On Sunday, June 3, the beers faced off against each other at the Standard Tap House in Philadelphia. While I was unable to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Beer Week, Tröegs Brewing Co.