Troegs Brewing (Hershey, PA) released Bourbon Barrel-Aged Troegenator in early 2013. You might now it as Scratch #87. If you got a taste of it and loved it, good news.
The brewery has announced they will be bottling it for the first time. Bourbon Barrel aged Troegenator has spent six months aging in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels. Troegs will soon bottle it in 750ml corked & caged bottles. ‘
…Troegenator has emerged as a lush Double Bock with undertones of vanilla, oak, and toasted coconut amid a warm blanket of tangy bourbon notes…
The first round will be available for purchase at the brewery to go, or for on site consumption. In September, Troegs will ship it throughout their distribution footprint.
Troegs Bourbon Barrel Troegenator should become an annual release each year in the fall.
Style: Doppelbock (Barrel Aged)
Availability: 750ml bottles, Corked & Caged
Arrival: January (Brewery Only) Distribution (September)
Troegs Brewing (Hershey, PA) is planning to kick up a canning line in the near future. As cans are a trend that is on fire right now, we the drinkers want to know what are the first cans to roll off the line. Here is a clue – Trogenator Doppelbock. This double bock is a year round offering from Troegs, and easily a fan favorite.
The new canning line at Troegs will have the ability to fill both 16 and 12oz cans. As you can see here, Troegs has chosen 16oz can size this lager. Release dates to follow.
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft. 16 oz cans (Soon)
Arrival: TBA (Cans)
Today, Troegs Brewing (Hershey, PA) tapped their first ever bourbon barrel aged scratch beer. Scratch #87 is a bourbon barrel aged version of their Troegenator aged 5 months in Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. According to Troegs:
…was kind of an experiment. We hadn’t done a scratch with bourbon barrels before and wanted to see how it would turn out with an already big beer like our Troegenator. We wanted this to be part of our Splinter Series, but the yield was so small that it just wasn’t an option”
According to John Trogner, the beer tastes neither like a bourbon barrel aged beer nor Troegenator itself. “It’s taken on a taste all its own.” Scratch #87 is available right now on tap only with no bottles and no growler fills.
Those fans of Akron, Ohio’s Hoppin’ Frog, you’ve got more to be excited about. Karminator Imperial Dopplebock is officially on your 2013 wishlist. Showing off this amphibian’s German side, a malty lager at 9.3% is nothing to sneeze at.
Dopplebocks, or double-bocks are one of the richest, most memorable German-style lagers. They showcase a malty sweetness with an irresistable toasted barley flavor and hints of caramel and toffee. All German ingredients are best to create this majestic German-style beer. And alot of care, time, and know-how. Everything has lead to this very moment – ENJOY!
Availability: 22oz bombers
9.3% ABV, 21 IBUs
Jailhouse Brewing (Hampton, GA) is launching their first doppelbock this today. The brewery started the first batches of this brew late this summer. Brewmaster Glen Golden describes this big beer:
Dead Man Walking marks our third entry into our seasonal lineup of beers known as the Trustees. Inspired by the darker days and haunting nights of October, Dead Man Walking is our interpretation of a German-Style Doppelbock. Munich and Pilsner malt provide a hint of malt sweetness layered with dark crystal and caramel malts including caramunich and caraaroma. The specialty grains impart noticeable dark fruit accents such as cherries, raisins and cranberries while the background notes of caramel and cocoa play a haunting tune. A surprisingly semi-dry finish makes for a very drinkable and refreshing version of a doppelbock.
Look for in 22 oz bombers, and draft in starting this week. (For those in Atlanta, look for a launch party at Cypress Street on 10/2)
7% ABV, 25 IBUs
Read more: Jailhouse Brewing
New Holland Brewing is now shipping Brandy Barrel Aged Charkoota Rye. Charkoota is a smoked doppelbock lager. For this edition, the flying pig spent time resting in brandy barrels. The result? smokey beer with a boozy, fruity complexity. About regular Charkoota:
Charkoota Rye is a Smoked Rye Dopplebock. An homage to all things Pig, including Porkapalooza and the age-old tradition of Charcuterie, Charkoota Rye’s malty backbone is derived from a blend of rye and four other malts, including malted barley smoked over cherry wood.
Its smoke-forward body is balanced with tones of deep mollasses and caramel, with a crisp, clean lager finish. Delightful by itself, Charkoota is best served with its succulent counterpart, Pork.
Jailhouse Brewing (Hampton, GA) will launch their first dopplebock this October. The brewery started the first batches of this brew last week. Brewmaster Glen Golden describes this big beer:
Keeping it traditional. Complex and balanced is the goal. [Dead Man Walking] a good beer for Halloween.
Look for in 22 oz bombers, and draft in October, 2012. (For those in Atlanta, look for a launch party at Cypress Street)
Read more: Jailhouse Brewing