Once-a-year favorite Nugget Nectar is back in 16-oz. cans!

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  1. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,489) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    https://blog.troegs.com/once-a-year-favorite-nugget-nectar-is-back-in-16-oz-cans/

    Hershey, PA ( Jan 2020 ) - Nugget Nectar is back, and for the first time in more than five years, our sought-after once-a-year Imperial Amber is available in 16-oz. cans.

    Each year as the new hop harvest arrives at Tröegs, we blend super-fresh Nugget, Warrior and Simcoe hops into Nugget Nectar. “Nugget is the main reason we started going out to Yakima, WA, for hop selection,” explains Tröegs co-founder and brewmaster John Trogner. “We’re after Simcoe ripe with mango notes and Nugget hops full of grapefruit rind and pine. We balance that with enough kilned malt to give it structure. This beer is what it is because of careful attention to hop selection each year.”

    To celebrate the 2020 release, we worked with one of our favorite artists, Travis Pietsch. Travis blended his love for skateboard deck design, vintage prints and wood cuts to illustrate a retro-botanical poster of Nugget featuring each major hop and its flavor components, as well as the backbone of grain and the tasting notes.

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    “I’ve always been inspired by skateboard deck design,” says Travis. “The bold use of color creates shading, depth and texture with a limited palette. That was the starting point for the Nugget poster.”

    To coincide with its release, Tröegs is hosting dozens of First Squeeze events, giving fans the opportunity to drink Nugget Nectar and pick up a free print of Travis’ art. Some events will feature gravity-fed firkins and Nitro Nugget (a version of Nugget Nectar dispensed via nitrogen).

    “Carbonating with nitrogen makes Nugget incredibly smooth and creamy,” says John Trogner. “We drop Warrior from the dry-hop bill and replace it with Nugget and Simcoe to amplify the pine and mango notes – making it a creamsicle dream.”

    Nugget Nectar will be available on draft and in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans, 4-packs of 16-oz. cans, and 12-oz. bottles everywhere Tröegs beer is sold. The release schedule (subject to change) for Nugget Nectar is as follows:

    • 1/6 – PA, OH, NY
    • 1/13 – NJ, MD, DE, MA, CT
    • 1/20 – VA, NC
    Click here for a complete listing of First Squeeze events.

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    About Tröegs Independent Brewing
    Founded in Pennsylvania in 1996 by brothers John and Chris Trogner, Tröegs Independent Brewing is driven by a sense of adventure and curiosity. From the beginning, our brewery has been built by family, friends and kindred spirits who share a love of great beer.

    “We’re not an English ale brewery,” says co-founder Chris Trogner. “And we’re not a German lager brewery. We take bits and pieces from each one of those traditions and try to come up with what we think is a very creative and great-tasting beer.”

    Troegs is widely known for award-winning beers like Perpetual IPA, Troegenator, Nugget Nectar and Mad Elf, as well as our experimental Scratch Series, wood-aged Splinter Series and Hop Cycle Seasonals. The annual Art of Troegs contest showcases our love of art by challenging fans to reuse packaging in an original work.

    “We’re drawn to people with a sense of adventure,” says co-founder John Trogner. “And we think they’re drawn to Troegs.”
     
  2. DragonflyJones

    DragonflyJones Initiate (61) Mar 22, 2018 Illinois

    Unfortunately, no IL distro.
     
  3. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (256) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    That's interesting, didn't know that the Nitro version was a different formula:

    “Carbonating with nitrogen makes Nugget incredibly smooth and creamy,” says John Trogner. “We drop Warrior from the dry-hop bill and replace it with Nugget and Simcoe to amplify the pine and mango notes – making it a creamsicle dream.”
     
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  4. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Poo-Bah (2,167) Nov 13, 2007 Tennessee
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    It is incredible this year.... a buddy sent me a 12 pack and I'm trying not to buzz through them but I'm not having much luck....
     
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  5. IronLover

    IronLover Poo-Bah (1,841) Apr 17, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    Look forward to this one every year. I recall availability being very limited about 10 or 12 years ago. Accessibility to high quality beer has never been better.
     
  6. ClockworkOrange

    ClockworkOrange Poo-Bah (1,954) Feb 19, 2006 Pennsylvania

    No complaints here on the 5-5-20 bottles
     
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  7. traction

    traction Devotee (470) Dec 4, 2010 Georgia
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    Indeed, Nugget Nectar was almost a whale back in the day. Can't argue with the increasing high availability of high quality beer.
     
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  8. beerwego

    beerwego Initiate (39) Dec 5, 2019

    Stone cold classic. Can't wait to get mine
     
  9. Tucquan

    Tucquan Poo-Bah (3,032) Oct 11, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    Just arrived today in Pittsburgh in 12oz cans and bottles and 16oz cans. Tasting good.
     
  10. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Poo-Bah (1,781) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    Wow. You guys are talking about 16 oz cans, and 12 packs? My area only ever gets the 12 oz six packs.
     
  11. meanmutt

    meanmutt Meyvn (1,161) Feb 6, 2012 Ohio
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    Did you have to drive your DeLorean to get those bottles?
     
  12. ClockworkOrange

    ClockworkOrange Poo-Bah (1,954) Feb 19, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Freshest by smartass
     
  13. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,913) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Does Troegs really use that wording? :rolling_eyes: So, they're saying that a beer under 5 months old is "fresher" than one that is past five months old? "Thanks for your help, Troegs". Don't know why so many breweries try to get cute with the date code wording. I guess it dates back to AB's stupid "Born On", so stupid that some beer geeks (and brewers?) picked it even if AB trademarked the term.

    I saw some bottles of Sunshine Pilsner the other day and it looked like new stock, the label looked different to me (called "Pilsner" rather than just "Pils" for one thing), though I gotta admit I don't see that beer often now that it's "Year Round" - how's that for irony?

    Spun around a bottle a few times, held it up to the overhead light, against the florescent light next to the cooler door, looked through the bottle to locate the stamp on the other side, etc., did the same with another bottle....never did find a date code, tho'. NO PURCHASE.
     
  14. joerooster

    joerooster Initiate (51) May 15, 2018 Virginia

    Doesn't Troegs print the date on the label?
     
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  15. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,913) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Do they? :thinking_face: Ha. That would explain that. :grin: (Pretty sure I looked there, too, but coulda missed it).

    Last I recall it was on the bottle... Oh, well... I'm sure the beer'll be there next time I visit. Thanks!
     
  16. joerooster

    joerooster Initiate (51) May 15, 2018 Virginia

    On the bottle labels, it's in a little box that says 'freshest by' near the ABV, IBU, hop bill, etc. I think it's on the box for the canned beers, maybe bottom of the can also.
     
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  17. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Devotee (417) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Used to work there. You are correct. I do believe it was also printed on the bottom of the can.
     
  18. Giantspace

    Giantspace Crusader (752) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Why is this beer $14 plus tax for a six pack?

    Enjoy
     
  19. JerzDevl2000

    JerzDevl2000 Poo-Bah (3,022) Oct 7, 2005 New Jersey

    I might give it a go this year, with the faint hope that it will be as good as the stuff that me into all of this 15 years ago!
     
  20. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (256) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I haven't seen any this year yet because I just haven't been looking/buying as much beer but this has been an issue for many years now and I think that they may be a little out of touch with current trends...and how can NN be around the same price as Mad Elf, a beer with a higher ABV and that you can age? You would think that with all of the NN Troegs gets back (I say this because there is always TONS not selling around me) they would adjust the price.

    But the bright spot is it has become very easy for me to get fresh NN in the mix a six section which is ideal, as I try a bottle or two of that year's batch and then I am good.
     
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  21. I_Have_The_Runs

    I_Have_The_Runs Initiate (39) Nov 19, 2018 Illinois

    That totally blows goats!
     
  22. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,019) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Haven’t seen it here, used to be we’d get piles in both cans and bottles. The retailers are really curbing back on beers outside the area, the one store I go to still has cases of Ayinger stacked up, next year he’ll chop his order. If it doesn’t sell well the following year it’s tough to find. He ordered very little Pumpkin beers after getting stuck with dozens of cases that didn’t sell a few years ago.
     
  23. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (256) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    $11.49 for a sixer of bottles and the twelve pack cans were $22 I think, very reasonable pricing this year. Of course there is tons of it so it will be interesting to see how much and how quickly it sells.
     
  24. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,913) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    According to Jason's OP:
     
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  25. rypkr

    rypkr Champion (887) Nov 19, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I paid $11 in ohio and pa.
     
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  26. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,019) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I’ll be on the look out then, hopefully it isn’t already old stock. Maybe it’s just me but these Amber brews don’t age all that well.
     
  27. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (256) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    It's not you, they don't (if hoppy). But it makes sense when you think about it since they are heavier on the darker malts.
     
  28. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,019) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Hopefully it’s a rollout with multiple batches, it’s disappointing to get a new release and it’s already a month old.
     
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  29. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (256) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I picked up a single bottle of NN freshest by 04/25 and Lucky 13, will be interesting to see how I feel about NN this year and then the Lucky 13, as it's my first time having it.
     
  30. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (6,530) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    I paid $22 for a 12 pack of (12 oz) cans in the Philly suburbs.

    My local distributor had 6 packs of bottles, and 12 packs of 12 oz cans. None of the pint cans that were mentioned in the press release.
     
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  31. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (256) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    I have not seen the 16 oz anywhere either but tons of six pack bottles and 12 pack cans.
     
  32. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Devotee (417) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    16 oz cans are everywhere
     
  33. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (256) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Where? At multiple stores now in my neck of the woods, zero so far.
     
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  34. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Devotee (417) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

  35. magilldm

    magilldm Initiate (60) May 2, 2015 Pennsylvania

    Only 6 pack bottles and 12oz can 12 packs in the Lehigh valley from the multiple stores I’ve seen it at.
     
  36. joerooster

    joerooster Initiate (51) May 15, 2018 Virginia

    Hopefully we get the 12 packs for around $20, I’d definitely buy a couple. Same price as a 4 pack from the locals.
     
  37. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Devotee (417) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Saw 12 packs of cans for $26+ locally. No way I'm spending that.
     
  38. Giantspace

    Giantspace Crusader (752) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Not seen cans yet. Bottles are $13 a six. Not seeing piles of NN this year either.

    Maybe next month 16 oz show up fresh and I can try one.

    Enjoy
     
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  39. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (256) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Central PA then? Definitely not the same down here in SEPA, I have not seen one 16 oz anywhere yet. But it's interesting that your twelve packs are more than we are paying here ($22).
     
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  40. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Devotee (417) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I work in HBG and live in rural PA. The only place that sells beer where I live for a reasonable price is Sheetz. I haven't been in over a week, so maybe they have it cheaper?