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Troegs Nugget Nectar 2013

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by Whimpers, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. Whimpers

    Whimpers Advocate (680) New York Dec 17, 2010 Beer Trader

    Troegs is saying they made more this year and that it was released today in central PA! Seems much earlier than last year, a welcome surprise.

    Tröegs Brewing CompanyTröegs Brewery will supply Nugget Nectar into our markets so it is available on the tentative street dates below. Wholesalers ultimately decide release dates, and the brewery cannot control the exact release. Also, please note that it can take a week to get beer into all wholesalers in any given market.

    SOUTH CENTRAL PA (Harrisburg/York/Lancaster Metro Areas)




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  2. This is crazy! It is supposed to be a Feb. beer. With all the good January releases, drinking this fresh may be an issue.
  3. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (730) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Beer Trader

    Actually, I'm relieved to see a 2/4/13 street date for NYS. I have too much other beer now and I need to drink it before the NN arrives.
  4. cjoc83

    cjoc83 Advocate (515) Pennsylvania Jul 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    This is freaking fantastic news! And as someone who lives in the Philly area, I can't wait to get my hands on some. It has been far too long since I've had some of that glorious Nectar. And it seems to me that earlier and earlier releases for beers are becoming the norm now...I mean, we had pumpkin beers coming out in August, for Pete's sake!
  5. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (870) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    Is this stuff typically hard to find once it's released? I may make the 50 minute drive to Toledo to pick some up, but not if it most likely won't be on shelves once it comes out...
  6. jbdpsu82

    jbdpsu82 Advocate (525) Pennsylvania Aug 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    Just got back from grabbing a case at the Troegs Brewery! No pounders available yet. It will be on draft during the first two weeks of February.

    I'm not sure about you guys... but I'll be enjoying a couple of these tonight!
  7. This better make it to my local store I'll be drinking this and sucks every night till it is all gone.
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  8. CircusBoy

    CircusBoy Savant (340) Ohio Mar 10, 2008

    No problem getting plenty in Toledo. I usually get a couple cases every year.
  9. xanok

    xanok Advocate (500) Connecticut Aug 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    Meh. I'll probably pass. I heard it's not as hoppy as last year's.
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  10. bentonquest

    bentonquest Savant (280) New York Jan 19, 2012

    No, last year's was awful. This year's has to be better.
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  11. There was some variation between the batches that came out, but for the most part it was great. I had bought at least 8-10 six packs.
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  12. bentonquest

    bentonquest Savant (280) New York Jan 19, 2012

    Sorry, it was sarcasm. I just remember all the threads last year about how terrible it was, underhopped or whatever. I thought it was great and drank through a sixtel myself. I'm anxiously awaiting its arrival in Upstate NY, it is one of my favorite seasonals.
  13. ;) works for me. I moved to the city and the small store I go to has at least 2-3 offerings of troegs...I have been picking up perpetual since I moved, so hopefully they have NN. I will have to ask when I go pick up sucks this week.
  14. hctap00

    hctap00 Aficionado (205) Maryland Nov 2, 2012

    Seems kind of silly that it will take a month to get NN an hour down I-83 to Baltimore County. Looks like I may be driving north.
  15. JAXSON

    JAXSON Advocate (510) Pennsylvania Dec 15, 2005 Beer Trader

    I was surprised at last years initial batch -- lots of biscuit malt, not a hop bomb by any means. I wanted a little more aggressive hopping, but it was still nice.

    Anyone tried this year's yet? I will open at least one tonight.
  16. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Advocate (685) Massachusetts Mar 29, 2007 Beer Trader

    Super Bowl beer!!!
  17. Not silly at all. The rollout dates are staggered because they are getting fresh product to each market as it is brewed, finished and packaged. There isn't just one batch of NN, so the further markets have to wait, as the home markets get preferential treatment.
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  18. RichD

    RichD Poobah (1,020) Rhode Island Mar 18, 2012 Beer Trader

    I hope I'll be able to find this in Massachusetts because Rhode Island doesn't get Troegs. Anyone know how the availability in Mass usually is?
  19. hctap00

    hctap00 Aficionado (205) Maryland Nov 2, 2012

    Good to hear. Thanks for the clarification.
  20. It was easy enough to get in Boston last year.

    And I don't expend much effort getting beer -- I don't trade or travel for beer -- so when I say easy I mean mainstream easy rather than beer-trader easy.
    RichD likes this.
  21. Cases of Hopslam, Sucks, and NN all in my fridge at the same time?! So much for those projects around the house!
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  22. RichD

    RichD Poobah (1,020) Rhode Island Mar 18, 2012 Beer Trader

    Thanks, hopefully I can find some around the RI line. I don't feel like driving up to Boston on a hunch that it may be there.
  23. Brewsky29

    Brewsky29 Savant (270) Pennsylvania Oct 29, 2011

    Hell Yea!!
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  24. jhartley

    jhartley Poobah (1,330) Florida Aug 22, 2010 Beer Trader

    Sarcasm was duly noted, sir...At least that's how I took it.
  25. jhartley

    jhartley Poobah (1,330) Florida Aug 22, 2010 Beer Trader

    I wish they would make this year round!
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  26. BB1313

    BB1313 Poobah (1,010) Ohio Jul 16, 2009

    They usually brew more than enough for everyone, so everyone should be able to get some. I've always put NN in the IPA/DIPA category, fwiw..
  27. We were not expecting our brands to be purchased by a new wholesaler network for the state of Maryland on the last day of 2012. We determined it made more sense to "let the dust settle" on the deal before shipping into the market. Typically, MD would be in line to get it around the same time as Philly, but we made a decision to best serve the market.

    Thanks for your concern.

    The Mgmt. :)
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  28. won't happen. we love this beer as a seasonal.
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  29. Keep it fresh, and I'm impressed. Deliver it stale, and well, I have no problem saying good bye. BTW, I'm not expecting any stale deliveries, but I'm not impressed by the sloppy seconds. Can't please everyone! ;)
  30. jhartley

    jhartley Poobah (1,330) Florida Aug 22, 2010 Beer Trader

    Well I would love it year round, ' cause I'm selfish like that! :p;)
  31. JAXSON

    JAXSON Advocate (510) Pennsylvania Dec 15, 2005 Beer Trader

    I suppose I'll just answer my own question now that I've had a few. The 2013 is way more hop forward than the 2012 with less of that toasted grain. I enjoy the 2013 more, it's really good, like 4.1 level for me which is great for a readily available IPA.
  32. This year's is better than last.
  33. Was is the '09 or '10 that tasted like heady piney outdoor pot smell liquified? THAT was heaven in a bottle.
  34. tectactoe

    tectactoe Champion (870) Michigan Mar 20, 2012

    Great! Now I just have to keep an eye/ear out for when it will get to the store I usually hit up just over the Mich-Ohio border, haha.
  35. xnicknj

    xnicknj Advocate (740) Pennsylvania May 25, 2009

    glad to hear this - i was a little bummed with last year's batch, although it didnt stop me from drinking the majority of a case anyways.
  36. philbe311

    philbe311 Advocate (635) Pennsylvania Jan 21, 2008 Subscriber

    Got two six packs at my feet under my desk in my office at work after splitting a case with a co-worker... I typically buy a case, but need to leave some room for Hopslam and Ruthelss Rye...
  37. Heading to Capones in Norristown, PA to pick up my first 6 pack. was not out in Wegmans yet in Collegeville, PA.
  38. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Advocate (725) Virginia Jan 27, 2013 Subscriber Beer Trader

    I'll be looking for this at Total Wine here in VA next week.
  39. Stahting tomorrow I'll be looking every day to get some in the greatest Boston area. Yes, the greatest.
  40. I wouldn't get your hopes up. In past years and recent history we're lucky to see things within a month after targeted street date...