Topic Archives: Scratch Beer Series

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Troegs Scratch #149 Today

Troegs Brewing (Hershey, PA) have released Scratch Beer #149 today.

Scratch #149 is White Ale (witbier), available in 12oz bottles, draft and growlers.

Style: Witbier
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Tap room only

5.4% ABV

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Troegs Scratch #131: Belgian-Style Brown

On Thursday (1/23),  Troeg’s Brewing (Hershey, PA) will release Scratch #131 – Belgian-style Brown Ale.

Its flavor originates in the Abbey Ale yeast strain, which produces a distinctive fruity character akin to dried dark fruit. On your palate, traces of toffee, chocolate, caramel, and dark rum appear as well as delicate spices, roasted nuts, and lightly toasted grains. The addition of Belgian Candi sugar and cane sugar bolsters the ale’s sweetness.

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale (w/ Candi Sugar)
Availability: Draft only.  One-time release.
Release: 1/23/14

8.3% ABV, 19 IBUs


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Troeg’s Scratch #125 Released

Troeg’s Brewing (Hershey, PA) releases Scratch #125 today.  This release is a Cranberry Porter.

Since the cranberry resonates with so many people during this time of year, we thought, “Why not brew a cranberry beer?” Typically, cranberries are viewed as too bitter and sour to eat raw. However, this magic ingredient lends a pleasant tart, fruity finish and complements the roasty character of this robust porter, giving Scratch #125 a simple yet festive charm.

Style: Porter (w/ Cranberries)
Availability: Draft only. One time release

7.4% ABV

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Posted in New Releases, Troegs Brewing

Troeg’s Releases Scratch #117

Troeg’s (Hershey, PA) has a whole brewing system dedicated to the Scratch Beer Series.  Scratches are typically one-off experiments, in draft and/or bottles. #117 arrives today. A helles bock.

 Essentially, the Helles Bock is a Helles Lager brewed to bock strength. While as strong as a traditional bock in terms of alcohol content, a Helles is lighter in color and has a more substantial hop presence. Think of it as Troegenator’s feisty little brother. Availability: draft and growler fills only.

Style: Helles Bock
Availability: Draft only. One time release

6.9% ABV, 25 IBUs

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Troeg’s Scratch #107 Uses Beets

Troegs Brewery (Harrisburg, PA) as just released #107 in the Scratch Series – “Beet It“. The saison uses an interesting ingredient – beets. The recipe comes from The Metal Brewer home brew competition last year.

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Two New Scratch Beers for Tröegs Today

Troegs ScratchJust this morning we reported to you that Tröegs Brewing will be raining Scratch Series beers this month. Two of them are being tapped as I write this and will be available on draft and in growler fills only while they last..

Scratch #103 – Dark Fest Lager
Style: Schwarzbeer
Availability: Draft Only

4.6% ABV

Scratch #104 – Triple Golden Ale
Style: Tripel
Availability: Draft Only

9.1% ABV