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Why I love you Troegs...

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Cugabuh, Dec 12, 2012.

  1. Cugabuh

    Cugabuh Aficionado (220) Massachusetts Dec 6, 2012 Verified

    It's not your exceptional Perpetual IPA or your stellar Nugget Nectar.

    It's not your catchy labels, and awesome beer names.

    It's the fact that you guys send your reps out to my liquor store ASAP and say, "Sorry for the bad batch...we'll take it back and send you 6 new cases instead." Now that's some good service. Every brewery should aspire to have service like that!

    Apparently there was a big batch of Perpetual IPA that had a bad strain of yeast in it. I forget what the bottle date was that was bad, but I did get to try one, and if anyone is curious, it tasted like a wheaty IPA. It was actually VERY good, just not what a Perpetual is supposed to taste like!
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  2. lsummers

    lsummers Advocate (535) California Jun 21, 2010

    Sounds like they take pride in their quality! I'm heading back to where I grew up in Pennsylvania for the holidays and I'm thinking about visiting the brewery. It's quite a drive for me but might be worth it.
  3. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poobah (1,035) California Jan 31, 2005 Verified Subscriber

    Nice to hear. And Yes, Nugget Nectar is "stellar" like you said. I love that beer!
  4. Horbar

    Horbar Advocate (665) Rhode Island Feb 24, 2012

    I always love some Mad Elf this time of year!!
  5. Ndfan1323

    Ndfan1323 Savant (345) California Jan 26, 2012

    Loved the brewery as well!! Was there this summer and had an AWESOME scratch imperial ipa.
  6. Ndfan1323

    Ndfan1323 Savant (345) California Jan 26, 2012

    You can easily make a day of it, Troegs is basically in Hershey Parks parking lot. Its pretty cool place to visit during Christmas.
  7. PetieP

    PetieP Aficionado (210) Pennsylvania Apr 27, 2011 Verified

    Being in PA has its perks. Troegs beers is one of them. Love Perpetual, love Mad Elf (its not Christmas time till I have my first one), love Troegenator, Dead Reckoning is great, and on and on. When I worked at a supplier, the Troegs rep was awesome.

    The Mad Elf bombers are finally starting to show up in stores. Grabbing a few extra for next years vertical. 2010-2013. Aw yeah.

    Also, FT: Mad Elf
  8. RichD

    RichD Champion (905) Rhode Island Mar 18, 2012 Verified

    I wish I could get Troegs in Rhode Island. I'd love to try the Nugget Nectar. Anyone know how much a case usually goes for in PA?
  9. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (870) California Nov 16, 2009 Verified

    Ive been pretty happy with the Troegs stuff I have been gifted. Solid east coast brewery.
    Kudos to their customer service. Nice to see.

  10. Good_Trader

    Good_Trader Initiate (0) Viet Nam Nov 21, 2012

    Nugget Nectar.

    That's why.
  11. mhksuccess

    mhksuccess Advocate (645) California Jul 7, 2012 Verified

    i love troegs stuff is great from the nugget nectar to flying mouflar (question on the spelling)
    just tried the java head very tasty smooth roasty and loads of coffee flavor great stout top notch
    they make a great product and the labels are definitely cool the java head label is a skull how cool is that
    well i will definitely keep drinking the stuff they put out
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  12. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Advocate (570) Colorado Dec 9, 2011 Verified

    Thanks to the OP. The wife and I are driving to Florida for the holidays and was undecided about which brewery to visit on the way back and this post sealed it for me. Troeg's it is. Unfortunately, in deference to my wife who dislikes car rides and only wants to get where she's going, I am only going to make one stop on the way down and one on the way up - so I'm not looking for any additional suggestions.
  13. And today...Scratch #83 ┬┐Impending Descent? (RIS). Very excited to get out of work today.
  14. Two words: Nugget and Nectar!
  15. HeyJim

    HeyJim Savant (395) Pennsylvania Sep 22, 2012

    Nice to hear. Someone brought up getting a bad sixer of this a week or so ago and there were people trying to say they released it knowing that it wasbad. Troegs is my favorite brewery, going to finally make the trip out there in the spring.
  16. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Savant (360) Pennsylvania Feb 26, 2012 Verified

    Around $42-48. Troeg's always prices their beers very reasonably.
  17. RichD

    RichD Champion (905) Rhode Island Mar 18, 2012 Verified

    OK, thank you very much. My girlfriend's dad travels to PA at least once a month and I may have him/Santa Claus pick up a case for me.
  18. seplo

    seplo Savant (465) Connecticut Sep 8, 2009

    We dont get Troeg's in CT but its great to hear that they take their bad batches back. Not a big fan of most of their beers but Nugget Nectar is absolutly delicious.I hope one day they decide to come to CT...CHEERS
  19. rhartogsq

    rhartogsq Savant (365) Virginia Jun 18, 2010

    The Scratch series #58 triple mango IPA is my all time favorite beer from Troegs
  20. jesskidden

    jesskidden Champion (835) New Jersey Aug 10, 2005 Subscriber

    Nugget Nectar is a seasonal release, so too late for S. Claus. Comes out late winter - the brewery's website says both "February-March" and elsewhere "January-March" - (keep an eye out on the Mid-Atlantic forum, where it will always result in a few threads upon release).
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  21. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Savant (360) Pennsylvania Feb 26, 2012 Verified

    I'm not sure if you know this, but it won't be out until around late February/early March.
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  22. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (630) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011 Verified

    In twenty minutes you can be in MA...from dang near anywhere in RI. Troegs is available at quite a few places. Might try Gasbarro's on Rt 6 in Seekonk just outside of East Providence.
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  23. That's great to hear - I have heard that Troegs is a good group of people. Some of their stuff misses the mark sometimes but they make a few standout beers (Troegenator is outstanding).
  24. RichD

    RichD Champion (905) Rhode Island Mar 18, 2012 Verified

    Well, thank you. Would've loved for it to be out now but I can wait a few months.
  25. RichD

    RichD Champion (905) Rhode Island Mar 18, 2012 Verified

    I actually found some Troegs at Yankee Spirits in Attleboro today. I grabbed a single of Mad Elf. Hopefully I like it.
  26. shadytony

    shadytony Aficionado (225) Illinois Aug 11, 2011

    worth the trip...don't miss the pork belly (Java Head float is pretty tasty too!)
  27. Craftonly23121

    Craftonly23121 Savant (360) Rhode Island Jun 28, 2011 Verified

    I live in RI (make most of my beer purchases in Mass) Yankee Liquors in South Attleboro and Swansea have had Troges Nugget Nectar. I have bought it a few times. You should have no problem finding it in Mass.
  28. LeRose

    LeRose Advocate (630) Massachusetts Nov 24, 2011 Verified

    Ha! I was at Yankee Spirits in Swansea and Mad Elf was in the haul. Neat gift four pack from Boulevard, a couple bottles from Pretty Things, Otto in Oak, and SN Celebration rounded things out. And built a four pack for a gift as well...forgot what I tossed in, but it is all good!
  29. I drank sooooo much NN this year. Good to hear they are amending the perpetual issue. I havent bought a six in a few months so I missed this batch.
  30. Cugabuh

    Cugabuh Aficionado (220) Massachusetts Dec 6, 2012 Verified

    Glad to hear the love for Troegg's! Gonna hafta visit their brewery someday for sure.
  31. Speaking of Troegs, it's time to ask the monthly question :

    How are Splinter Tan and Gold coming along?
  32. Blueribbon666

    Blueribbon666 Advocate (625) Ohio Jul 4, 2008 Verified

    For me it's the TROEGENATORRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!
    -Nugget Nectar
    -Dead Reckoning Porter
    -Java Stout
    trying the Mad Elf finally this Xmas...
  33. Preluderl

    Preluderl Advocate (580) Pennsylvania Sep 27, 2012 Verified

    Stoked for Nugget Nectar to come out. I've never had it so I'm looking forward to giving it a try. Love Mad Elf.
  34. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

    Not it is not. Some of the biggest crimes in design come from Troegs.

    I think Troegs needs to add some new brews to their line-up
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  35. Good to know they have great customer service. Troegs makes some solid beers, but i think they need to branch out and take more risk
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  36. earlholman

    earlholman Savant (355) Maryland Feb 25, 2013 Verified Subscriber

    I love this beer too! Had it at the brewery a while back. Troegs is having a contest on their facebook back to bring back one of their scratch beers, I really hope this one wins so I can get a few more growlers of it!
  37. dar482

    dar482 Champion (780) New York Mar 9, 2007 Verified

    I had the Scratch 83. Holy smokes. One of the best Russian Imperials I've had.
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  38. A 3 month old troegenator is why i love Troges. That and because i grew up in Pennsylvania and i love to see good beer come out of the east cost.
  39. The Bourbon Barrel Troegenator last month at the brewery was mindblowing!
  40. beercanman

    beercanman Savant (485) Ohio Dec 17, 2012

    Mad Elf!