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