Troegs Brewing (Hershey, PA) Splinter Series grows with the coming addition of Nebulous Barrel Aged Triple Ale. The brewery is taking another offering, LaGrave Tripel Ale, refermented it with Brettanomyces yeast, then barrel aged it.
Nebulous begins its journey with a vague sense of direction, but with a specific destination in mind. Originating from the roots of LaGrave, this barrel-aged Triple Ale was re-fermented with Brettanomyces to release a subtle tartness punctuated with hints of vanilla, toasted coconut, and wet hay. Bottle conditioned and highly carborated, simply pop the cork, pour into a chalice and savor!
Troegs Nebulous will be released in 12.7oz bottles.
Style: Belgian-style Tripel (w/ Brett. Barrel Aged)
Availability: 12.7oz Bottles
A new “color” will join Troegs Brewing Company’s (Hershey, PA) Splinter lineup. The colorful series of big beers currently has four entries- Black, Red, Gold, and Blue. The story of this brew started two years ago with a dubbel (Scratch #34) that wouldn’t re-ferment in the bottle. The never say die brewers placed this grumpy brew in wine barrels, and crossed their fingers for future plans.
Since then, the brewers have worked on using different yeasts on #34, and at one point tried to bottle it. That didn’t work out so well either. Earlier this year, the barrels of stubborn #34 were sampled again, to reveal a fantastic brett character (good flavor by the yeast.) What’s up with it now? Carbonating. Perhaps this beer will finally shape up and cooperate to it can see the big show. Public release.
Style: Dubbel (Barrel Aged, Wine Barrels. w/ Brett)
Availability: 750ml bottles, Corked & Caged
Troegs Brewing (Hershey, PA) is preparing another release of Splinter Gold. The brew is an American wild ale aged 3 years in wine barrels. The barrels are dosed with brettanomyces (a popular funky yeast). Gold has been bottled for a few months now, quietly carbonating. The brewery tells Beer Street Journal that they are gearing up for the release, dates to come soon.