The Holidays Officially Begin with Return of Tröegs Mad Elf Ale

Tröegs Independent Brewing (Hershey, Pennsylvania) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of its iconic Mad Elf Ale in November 2020.

An idea/recipe conceived in 2002 by Tröegs‘ founding brothers Chris and John that has since gone on to become a holiday staple in the craft beer community, Mad Elf is a Belgian-style Strong Ale brewed with five varieties of cherries (Bing, Lambert, Van, and Royal Ann) and 25,000 lbs. of Pennsylvania honey. Coming in at 11% ABV, Mad Elf is a “cheerful ruby red creation reminiscent of ripened cherries, raw honey and cocoa with notes of cinnamon, clove and allspice.”

“For many beer drinkers, the holidays don’t truly start until they’ve had their first Mad Elf,” said Tröegs founding brother and brewmaster John Trogner. “We think Tröegs has a place on every holiday table.”

Mad Elf is available now and will hang around as long as supplies last during the 2020 Holiday Season. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Tröegs Independent Brewing’s full distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Mad Elf Ale from Tröegs Independent Brewing

Release – Limited/Once A Year; returning November 2020
Style – Belgian Strong Ale
ABV – 11%
Malts – Chocolate, Munich & Pilsner
Yeast – Spicy Belgian
Added Ingredients – Bing, Lambert, Van, and Royal Ann cherries & Pennsylvania honey
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
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We Taste: Mad Elf from Tröegs Independent Brewing on Vimeo