Monday, February 4, 2008

Tröegs is here, umlaut and all.

For the first time in New York City, kegs of Tröegs are available, and Pacific Standard is one of the bars rolling them out. Tröegs is one of our favorite Pennslyvania breweries, and used to be, in our opinion, worth a trip to Philly by themselves.

We just put the HopBack Amber Ale and the Troegenator Double Bock on tap, with the Nugget Nectar Ale to come soon. Here are the descriptions. Enjoy as soon and as frequently as possible, we say.

Tröegs HopBack Amber Ale (Harrisburg, PA; $5/16 oz). This amber ale passes through a hopback vessel as the wort is being transferred from the brewhouse to fermentation, adding more hop character that creates a fresh, floral spice taste, balanced with rich caramel notes. 5.6% ABV.

Tröegs Troegenator Double Bock (Harrisburg, PA; $6/16 oz). During periods of fasting without solid foods, Monastic brewers relied on the double bock, a stronger, richer beer to fulfill their basic nutritional needs. This bronze-colored lager has a strong malt aroma and a thick, rich body, which provide warmth for the early spring months. Its deceiving smoothness hides an epic alcohol content—beware! 8.2% ABV.

Tröegs HopBack Amber Ale (Harrisburg, PA; $6/16 oz). 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 as Tröegs HopBack Amber Ale, Nugget Nectar intensifies the malt and hop flavors to create an explosive hop experience. 7.5% ABV.

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