Nugget Nectar release info

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  1. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (6,455) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    From Troegs facebook post this morning:

    Get ready to squeeze those hops for all they're worth, because Nugget Nectar is almost here! How will you take your Nugget in 2015? Draft and bottles drop in Central PA on Monday 1/12 and cans hit on Monday 1/19. Street dates for draft and bottles are as follows:

    Jan 12 - Tröegs Brewery, Central PA, Philadelphia, and Lehigh Valley (bottles & draft only)

    Jan 19 - Pittsburgh/Western PA, State College, and NEPA/Scranton

    Jan 26 - DC, Maryland, and New Jersey

    Feb 2 - Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia

    16oz. pounder cans will hit the Central PA market on Monday 1/19 and trickle out to all remaining markets over the next two weeks.
     
  2. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (6,455) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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  3. kbuzz

    kbuzz Champion (888) Jan 22, 2011 North Carolina
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    Those cans look beautiful...
     
  4. bluehende

    bluehende Poo-Bah (2,148) Dec 10, 2010 Delaware

    especially nice color for this time of year. Kind of makes you think of spring.
     
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  5. NeroFiddled

    NeroFiddled Poo-Bah (10,916) Jul 8, 2002 Pennsylvania
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    One of my favorite beers! Oddly, I've never thought of it as a seasonal... I just drink it when I see it!
     
  6. kbuzz

    kbuzz Champion (888) Jan 22, 2011 North Carolina
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    Yep - I feel the same way about Hopslam...nice bright green...spring colors.
     
  7. Kanger

    Kanger Zealot (521) Sep 3, 2013 New York

    :slight_frown: Almost another month until NYC.

    Can't wait!
     
  8. BoardwalkBock

    BoardwalkBock Zealot (552) Aug 18, 2012 New York

    February 2nd? Really? Ugh. That means I will see it around a week later than that, since everything seems to take forever to get to my area. It wont be fresh anymore!:wink:

    Oh well.
     
  9. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,365) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Please, please, please get those fresh kegs to our distributors asap...........PLEASE!
     
  10. needMIbeer

    needMIbeer Crusader (732) Feb 5, 2014 Virginia
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    had this for the first time next year and loved it.. definitely looking forward to grabbing some of those cans!
     
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  11. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (6,455) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    How was the time traveling?

    Since everyone seems to always say "last years batch was better", then you should be in for a treat with this years! :wink:
     
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  12. needMIbeer

    needMIbeer Crusader (732) Feb 5, 2014 Virginia
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    HA! I obviously totally spaced :grinning:
     
  13. oneraindog

    oneraindog Initiate (28) Oct 6, 2003 Pennsylvania

    The beer for your market will be packaged about a week prior to shipping. Staggered release keeps the beer as fresh as possible.
     
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  14. BoardwalkBock

    BoardwalkBock Zealot (552) Aug 18, 2012 New York

    I did not know that, very cool.

    The fresh comment was sarcasm. Poking fun at those people who are obsessed with freshness.
     
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  15. ninjembro

    ninjembro Initiate (184) Jun 17, 2014 Maryland
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    Aww man, another week for cans

    That's fine though, starting Tuesday I work 9 straight days so wouldn't get much of a chance to enjoy anyway. Being able to enjoy them on my 4 days off out of town will be fantastic after those days of work.
     
  16. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (6,455) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    I only drink my IPA's right from the bright tank. After that it's a drainpour, man. :rolling_eyes:
     
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  17. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,365) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    My fresh comment is totally warranted. Last year kegs were dated early December and they didn't hit the market until mid January.....so why on earth would any brewery sit on those kegs for six weeks before releasing them to the public? The answer is probably that they had a release date and they wanted to stick to that. So you got beer that was already 6 weeks old before you even had a a chance to drink it. I don't care how you cut it, that's a disgrace. Make fun of my freshness obsession all you want, but it matters, especially with this beer.
     
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  18. mikeburd1128

    mikeburd1128 Zealot (542) Oct 28, 2011 New Jersey

    Right. And for me, it's not even so much that I'm complaining about 6 week old beer. That's okay by me. If I'm browsing at the store and I see a 6 week old IPA, I'm probably not going to be scared off. But to say that 6 weeks is the freshest I'm seeing it - that's a problem. I definitely won't be all that excited to buy too much of it because I know I don't have that much more time to enjoy it.
     
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  19. TheNightwatchman

    TheNightwatchman Devotee (483) Mar 28, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I'm definitely waiting for cans.


    I also wouldn't assume that the beer you're getting is going to be old. They keep bottling batches. It isn't like all of it is bottled/canned at once, and slowly released over the next few months. Just check the dates. If they are 6 weeks old, just wait. I know that's disappointing, but you will find fresher bottles and cans at some point.
     
  20. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,365) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    I'm not saying this will be the case now and forever more for NN, I'm really hoping it was an isolated problem and someone at Troegs figured it out. HOPEFULLY!
     
  21. markgugs

    markgugs Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2006 New Jersey

    I just hope to god it's an improvement over last year. Cliche? Maybe, but I've been drinking Nugget Nectar for 7 years now and it just wasn't that good last year. Way maltier than in years' past. Really hope I can find the cans though.
     
  22. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Meyvn (1,383) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Well I might buy a 4 pack of month+ old beer but No way am I going to buy a whole case of something that old unless it is stout or barley wine.
     
  23. AricGresko

    AricGresko Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2014 Pennsylvania

    Anyone know if it will be released in the Ebensburg, Cresson, or Indiana, PA areas?
     
  24. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,251) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Keith, Kevin of TJs Everyday related to me that the keg they received last year for Nugget Nectar had a December date on the keg collar; it was tapped in January. He told me this with a look of disgust on his face. I agree 100% with your views on this distribution issue.

    Cheers!

    Jack
     
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  25. Evahflow

    Evahflow Initiate (191) Aug 13, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    I feel the same way. I bought a 6 pack of it and that was that. Way too malty. I feel like nugget nectar is ruined for me this year. I've had a lot of Modern Times Blazing Worlds that is hopped with simcoe, nelson, mosaic and it was based off nugget nectar and is so much better.
     
  26. Theshagger

    Theshagger Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Keith, Kevin of TJs Everyday related to me that the keg they received last year for Nugget Nectar had a December date on the keg collar; it was tapped in January. He told me this with a look of disgust on his face. I agree 100% with your views on this distribution issue.

    Note: Kevin from Tjs always has a "look of disgust on his face"
     
  27. Theshagger

    Theshagger Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2011 Pennsylvania

    jk, Scott's evil twin is actually a good guy!
     
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  28. BigMike

    BigMike Meyvn (1,226) May 8, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Just hit my store today. Bottled 1/5/15
     
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  29. phishphorce

    phishphorce Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

  30. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,365) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    I love Kevin.......and that Scott guy is ok, I guess :wink:

    Good info Jack, kegs were really screwed up last year, I'm really hoping not the same issue this year.
     
  31. DoubleDeadGuy

    DoubleDeadGuy Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2008 Pennsylvania

    On tap now at Capone's in Norristown. In their bottle shop, too
     
  32. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Meyvn (1,383) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Cannot wait to pick up either a case or keg tomorrow, glorious.
     
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  33. callmemickey

    callmemickey Meyvn (1,229) Aug 12, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Cases @ Beer Yard... 12.29/14 bottling date. delicious.
     
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  34. BoardwalkBock

    BoardwalkBock Zealot (552) Aug 18, 2012 New York

    I wasn't referencing your comment. I understand where you are coming from. My comment was about those people, no one in particular, that get their panties in a bunch when a hoppy beer is more than 2 hours off the bottling belt. I put that comment in bold because people on this site seem to get so butt hurt over sarcastic comments way to often.

    Referring to your comment about the brewery releasing kegs 6+ weeks after they are kegged/bottled, maybe you should consider the distribution aspect. Not every brewery distributes their beer by themselves and sometimes it is out of their control. So what, a beer is 6 weeks old? Is it the end of the world? No.

    You can't always get a beer freshly off the bottling line, so take what you can get. If you don't like that it is not coming to you a day from bottling, go to the brewery. They aren't million dollar corporations, they have limitations.
     
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  35. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Meyvn (1,383) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    @BoardwalkBock I guess we got spoiled for years getting Two Hearted within a week or two or bottling. Local brewery same day of same week was the norm. Hell even Founders used to get their beer to us within two weeks so I know it seems anal but once you taste fresh you don't go back. Good luck to those who think they can sustain on month old hoppy ales, it is a suckers market.

    And I can't wait to get some Nugget Nectar tomorrow..
     
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  36. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,365) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    You know, I've never considered distribution, wow what a revelation.

    I've had week old kegs of Smuttynose (regularly), week old cases of Two Hearted (as @FatBoyGotSwagger said) and week old cases of Green Flash (from the west coast even) not to mention I regularly see super fresh dated local beers all the time and you want to try to convince me that NN kegs from Troegs in Harrisburg PA (2 hours away from us) that hit the market already six weeks old is from distributorship pitfalls? Hardly. The path is simple. Troegs to Penn Distributors, to my local beer store, to me. That's a two week process, tops normally. Troegs sat on those kegs, that's a fact. I got the phone call the day they arrived at my beer store and I picked it up the next day. The reality is they kegged them beginning of December and sat on them until they decided to do their "market release" and that's a problem.

    So a much as I love NN, I will continue to buy it and hope they get better at it. My issue here is that Troegs needs to be more aware of freshness and the massive market push for freshness and they need to do a better job. It's that simple.
     
  37. ShanePB

    ShanePB Poo-Bah (1,991) Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Does that release info sound like cases of the 16 oz cans will be available at Troegs on Monday the 19th? I will probably head up for a case if so.
     
  38. JNForsyth

    JNForsyth Crusader (723) Jan 3, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Yes, that's how I understand it.
     
  39. phishphorce

    phishphorce Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Bought a 12/24 case today. Kind of disappointed when I saw the date on the bottles but its tasting better than any from last year so It will be gone before it goes "sour" and I'll be stopping at the Brewery next week for some cans.
     
  40. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Meyvn (1,383) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Liquid gold this year. The taste is fantastic, well done Troegs.
     
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