Tröegs Unleashes Blizzard of Hops for a Limited Time

Tröegs Independent Brewing (Hershey, Pennsylvania) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Blizzard of Hops in late November 2021.

Returning as the “brewery’s most popular release in its rotating Hop Cycle series of seasonal IPAs,” Blizzard of Hops is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale loaded down with Centennial, Chinook and El Dorado hops. Coming in at 6.4% ABV, Blizzard of Hops is a “storm of hoppy citrus and pine notes [that] is a bright reminder the end of the Hop Cycle is only the beginning.”

“It’s a nod to hop growers around the world, thanking them for another successful harvest,” said Tröegs brewmaster and co-founding brother John Trogner.

Blizzard of Hops is out now and will be available through the winter months. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 12 oz. cans, 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Pennsylvania and throughout the rest of the brewery’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Blizzard of Hops from Tröegs Independent Brewing

Release – Seasonal/Hop Cycle; late November 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.4%
Hops – Centennial, Chinook & El Dorado
Malts – Pilsner, Unmalted Wheat & White Wheat
Availability – 12 oz. cans, 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://troegs.com/beers/brew-finder/

Tröegs Independent Brewing Greets Spring with Release of Joyous IPA

Tröegs Independent Brewing (Hershey, Pennsylvania) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Joyous IPA in early February 2021.

Arriving as the “first Hop Cycle beer to emerge from Tröegs’ Scratch Lab, a new 3-barrel BrauKon nano brewhouse designed to replicate the temperature controls, pressure and geometry of the 15-bbl Scratch system and 100-bbl production brewhouse,” Joyous is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale that unites “a fresh and bright yeast strain called Hothead Kveik . . . with a combination of aromatic Citra, Sabro and Azacca hops.” Coming in at 6.5% ABV, Joyous IPA is the perfect springtime sipper as it “[evokes] soft notes of tangelo, juicy papaya and subtle coconut.”

“With the Scratch Lab, we can break up 15-barrel brews into nano batches,” says Brewing Manager Tim Mayhew. “That allows us to test things like dry-hop combinations and yeast strains side-by-side. We used to wait weeks between batches.”

Joyous IPA is rolling out now and will be available for a limited time during Spring 2021. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering in 12 oz. cans, 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Tröegs Independent Brewing’s full distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Joyous IPA from Tröegs Independent Brewing

Release – Seasonal/Hop Cycle Series; Spring 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.5%
Hops – Azacca, Citra, El Dorado & Sabro
Malts – Caramel, Flaked Oats, Honey Malt, Munich, Pale & Pilsner
Yeast – Hothead Kveik
Availability – 12 oz. cans, 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://troegs.com/beers/brew-finder/

We Taste: Joyous IPA from Tröegs Independent Brewing on Vimeo

Tröegs Independent Brewing Looks Toward the Fall with Release Lucky Holler Hazy IPA

Tröegs Independent Brewing (Hershey, Pennsylvania) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Lucky Holler Hazy IPA in August 2020.

Arriving as the latest release in the brewery’s Hop Cycle line-up of seasonally rotating IPAs and heavily “inspired by the brewery’s annual pilgrimage to the Pacific Northwest for hop selection,” Lucky Holler is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale that “[explores] the intersection of Simcoe, Citra and the Australian hop Galaxy.” This carefully selected combination of hops “delivers bright waves of ripe pineapple and tropical gummies on the nose, layered with notes of juicy citrus and ripe passionfruit.” Coming in at 6.8% ABV, Lucky Holler is “a hazy, hoppy harvest ale that’s so good you’ll wanna holler!”

“We go to Yakima to select hops for the beers that everybody knows and loves,” says Tröegs brewmaster and cofounding brother John Trogner. “Beers like Perpetual IPA, Nimble Giant and Nugget Nectar. And we’re also open to discovering new hops or combinations that might inspire us, an ‘a-ha’ moment where a new recipe starts taking shape.”

Lucky Holler is rolling out now and will be available throughout the months of fall. You can expect to find this new Seasonal Release available in 12 oz. cans, 12 oz bottles and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located within Tröegs Independent Brewing’s full distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Lucky Holler from Tröegs Independent Brewing

Release – Seasonal/Hop Cycle Series; Late Summer – Fall 2020
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.8%
Hops – Citra, Galaxy & Simcoe
Malts – Malted Oats, Pale, Unmalted Wheat & White Wheat
Yeast – London 3
Availability – 12 oz. cans, 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://troegs.com/beers/brew-finder/

We taste: Lucky Holler Hazy IPA from Tröegs Independent Brewing on Vimeo.