Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Troegs Tales

Java Head Stout Release:
JavaHead Stout contains a blend of locally roasted espresso and Kenyan coffee beans by St. Thomas Roasters in Linglestown, PA. This recipe is based off of our original 2005 oatmeal stout. After the boil the hot wort passes through our hopback vessel packed full of whole leaf hops and a bed of coffee beans - akin to a French press - intensifying the coffee nose and releasing hints of coffee flavor. The result is a lush oatmeal mouthfeel balanced with cocoa, roast and subtle coffee flavors. JavaHead will only be packaged in 22oz. bottles on August 25th and will be available throughout our normal distribution.

More Fermentation Tanks Arrive:
We recently completed the installation of four new 120-barrel fermenters and a 250-barrel aging tank. The tanks were brought into the brewery in mid-July and early August and all the tanks will be fully operational by the first operational before the end of the month.
“We continue to see nice growth in our new markets and in our long-time markets,” explains Chris Trogner, co-owner of the brewery. “This expansion will take some of the pressure off Mad Elf production and help us keep up with increased demand for Hopback Amber Ale and Troegenator Doublebock.” The fermenters, fabricated by the Sprinkman Company based in Madison, Wisconsin, each stand approximately 19-feet-tall, nine feet in diameter and have a 3,720-gallon capacity. The 250-barrel aging tank has a capacity of approximately 7,800 gallons.

Dead Reckoning Porter:
Alcohol by Volume: 5.8%
Hop Bitterness (IBU's): 53
Color (SRM): Brown to Black
Availability: Seasonal
Malts: Pilsner, Caramel, Roast, Black
Hops: Vanguard, Chinook
Yeast: Unfiltered Ale
Seasonal Release (August - October)
In the 14th Century, Sailors would rely on sheer skill to get from a starting point to a final destination. They called this Dead Reckoning. We see our beer the same way. We know where to begin and know where to go, but there are hundreds of ways to get there.
Dead Reckoning 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.”
Roasted or smoked food; barbecue, sausages, roasted meat and blackened fish
Serving Suggestions:
Temp: 50-55° F
Glassware: Pint Glass

Nugget Nectar:
Alcohol by Volume: 7.5%
Hop Bitterness (IBU's): 93ish
Color (SRM): Straw/ Orange
Availability: Seasonal
Malts: Pilsner, Vienna, Munich
Hops: Nugget, Warrior, Tomahawk, Simcoe, Palisade
HopBack Hops: Whole leaf Nugget
Dry Hops: Nugget, Warrior
Yeast: Ale
Seasonal Brew (February)
Squeeze those hops for all they’re worth and prepare to pucker up: Nugget Nectar Ale, will take hopheads to nirvana with a heady collection of Nugget, Warrior and Tomahawk hops. Starting with the same base ingredients of our flagship HopBack Amber Ale, Nugget Nectar intensifies the malt and hop flavors to create an explosive hop experience.
Cheese (Sharp, Blue, and Cheddar); Meat (Beef and Poultry)
Serving Suggestions:
Temp: 45-50° F
Glassware: Pint Glass

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