Tuesday, December 13, 2011
TROEGS COMES A SCRATCHIN' - TASTING 12/14
We’re at it again in the good ol’ Mudville9 Saloon. This week, Wednesday night, we’ll be joined by the boys from Troegs Brothers out of Hershey, PA (you know, the sweetest place on Earth). We’re excited to be one of few venues in the city, (hell, the country!) to have their Scratch Series of brews on tap for tasting. Usually this sort of thing is reserved for on-premise brew house events only. We feel special...you should too. This kicks off at 6 PM.
Straight from the horse’s mouth:
“The Scratch Beer series has developed into an experimental beer series where we can tinker with new techniques and brew with non-traditional ingredients. Each batch is extremely small…”
I know, I know. You're wondering...
"Beau, so which out of their long list of concoctions from 2011 will be on handle Wednesday night?"
SCRATCH #50-2011: Belgian Style Brown Ale (Beer Advocate reviews)
Codename: Belgian Style Brown Ale
SCRATCH #52-2011: T2 ALE (Beer Advocate reviews)
Codename: T2 Ale
Bonus: This is one of the first in the newly designed brewhouse so there's a little more excitement around this one. Here's more info on the adventure.
Scratch #52 – T2 Ale – is the beginning of a great adventure and a grand experiment. The first brew through the new brewhouse was designed to research yield and extraction rates, test our new boiler system and dial in the hop dosing system and hopback.
The results? Our fermentable extraction rate was higher than expected meaning T2 Ale is a bit higher in alcohol than planned The hop dosing system and new boiling system were equally efficient creating an intense, lingering bitterness stronger than expected.
Scratch #52 will be served two ways – filtered and unfiltered – so try them both. It was 100% naturally carbonated and we are excited to share this first brew with our customers.
You heard it here first. See you then, friends.