Tröegs Mad Elf Grand Cru Returns for Limited Release

Tröegs Independent Brewing (Hershey, Pennsylvania) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Mad Elf Grand Cru in early November 2021.

Created to be a “limited ‘director’s cut’ of [the] iconic holiday ale, Mad Elf,” Mad Elf Grand Cru is a Belgian Strong Dark Ale that “starts with chocolate, Munich and Pilsner malts . . ., features a large addition of local Pennsylvania wildflower honey . . . [and is] also fermented with the same spicy Belgian yeast strain as Mad Elf, which coaxes flavors of cinnamon, clove and allspice.” Mad Elf Grand Cru is then taken to the next level with “the addition of Balaton cherries – loads of them . . . Mad Elf Grand Cru clocks in at the same 11% ABV as Mad Elf, but the color is closer to a burgundy and the beer’s flavor is notably more tart.”

“Putting this beer in 4-packs of 375-ml bottles helps give it that extra special touch,” says Tröegs founding brother Chris Trogner. “We use the same bottles for beers like LaGrave and Jovial that we bottle condition, and we know the corks are great at keeping that extra pressure in. That means they’re also great at keeping oxygen out. For a beer like Grand Cru that people like to age, that’s a big plus.”

Mad Elf Grand Cru is rolling out this week in Pennsylvania and will see expanded distribution “over the next few weeks.” You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 375ml bottles at select craft beer-focused establishments located throughout Tröegs Independent Brewing’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Mad Elf Grand Cru from Tröegs Independent Brewing

Release – Limited; early November 2021
Style – Belgian Strong Dark Ale
ABV – 11%
Malts – Chocolate, Munich & Pilsner
Yeast – Spicy Belgian
Added Ingredients – Wildflower honey & Balaton cherries
Availability – 4-packs of 375ml bottles
Beer Finder – https://troegs.com/beers/brew-finder/

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
Beer Finder – https://troegs.com/beers/brew-finder/

We Taste: Mad Elf from Tröegs Independent Brewing on Vimeo