Tröegs Nugget Nectar 2022 release

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by jmdrpi, Dec 27, 2021.

  1. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (7,913) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    From Troeg's Instagram post today:

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CX_NOG9M7bz/

    In the comment responses they are also teasing that it looks like Double Nugget Nectar will be released sometime later as well.
     
  2. Giantspace

    Giantspace Savant (917) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    For the cost of this beer and it’s horrible batch Inconsistency I no longer buy this. Last time I had a bottle was 2017 and I had a few on tap in 2018 at a party. I remember this being such an amazing beer. Could just be me.

    Enjoy
     
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  3. GOBLIN

    GOBLIN Meyvn (1,266) Mar 3, 2013 Ohio
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    It used to be a fantastic beer ... Oh I miss that sweet candied Nectar goodness. I may or may not buy a sixer because like you I agree there are inconsistencies.
     
  4. ESHBG

    ESHBG Disciple (379) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    It's not just you, I have experienced the batch inconsistencies for years now also. But for my palate I still haven't had a bad one so I usually grab a bottle/six pack every year. I would be interested in trying the Double too, as Double Blizzard of Hops was a great take on the original.
     
  5. jonphisher

    jonphisher Crusader (739) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    I’m having deja vú…
     
  6. John_M

    John_M Poo-Bah (7,088) Oct 25, 2003 Oregon
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    Like others, I've also experienced batch inconsistencies over the years. However, I think palate shift also plays a part in my lack of appreciation for NN. For example, I've been less than thrilled with two hearted the last couple times I had it as well.

    That being said, I still remember how much I used to look forward to NN each year when I lived in Baltimore, even driving up to Harrisburg one year for a special release event.

    So I still like to try it each year if I have a chance, just for old times sake. (which now that I live in Portland Oregon, doesn't happen all that often).
     
  7. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,283) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Nope, not just you. Batch inconsistency is indeed a genuine issue as regards Nugget Nectar. I really wish I could say otherwise since when a batch of Nugget Nectar is 'on' it is a pleasure to drink.

    Cheers!
     
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  8. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,283) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Maybe someday Troegs will 'learn' how to brew Nugget Nectar consistently? :thinking_face:

    Cheers!
     
  9. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,359) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Only once a year, but many different "variants"!
    (To use a currently common term.)
     
  10. Fordcoyote15

    Fordcoyote15 Meyvn (1,068) Nov 19, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Just bought a case today in ohio.
     
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  11. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,359) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Well... you know the deal:

    Date Code + good batch / bad batch.
     
  12. Ronmarley1

    Ronmarley1 Aspirant (269) Jan 20, 2014 Ohio
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    :popcorn::beer:
     
  13. Fordcoyote15

    Fordcoyote15 Meyvn (1,068) Nov 19, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Freshest by 4/21/22. Such a great classic beer. Balanced, attractive looking and taste like beer should. Maybe its been better but this 5 day old classic suits my taste far better than any hazy on the shelf surrounding it.
     
  14. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,359) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Yeah, that's good - but does it taste like Harrisburg-era Nugget Nectar of a dozen years ago? :grin:
     
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  15. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (7,913) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Interesting - based on their post I assumed it was only Central PA this week. The last couple years they had set weeks for each regional area as the distribution expanded, so I assumed it wouldn't hit SEPA until at least next week, so maybe it's already here.
     
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  16. DavetotheB

    DavetotheB Meyvn (1,001) Sep 30, 2017 Pennsylvania

    Do you know if Double Nugget is getting distributed this year? I think it was brewery only last year.
     
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  17. JoeSpartaNJ

    JoeSpartaNJ Initiate (62) Feb 5, 2008 New Jersey

    I am pretty sure I still see bottles and cans from last year on the shelves.
     
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  18. Ronmarley1

    Ronmarley1 Aspirant (269) Jan 20, 2014 Ohio
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    For what it’s worth, it is in the south suburbs of Cleveland.
     
  19. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Champion (824) Jul 12, 2009 South Carolina
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    I haven't had this beer in many years, due in large part to the above mentioned batch inconsistencies. I may give it another shot this year.
     
  20. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,283) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    My guesstimate is you have a 50/50 shot of obtaining a 'good' batch.

    To quote Dirty Harry:

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    Cheers!

    P.S. If you trust folks providing dates and their definition of 'good' perhaps you could improve your odds here? In past years I would note the dates of 'good' batches but when I went to my local beer retailer(s) the dates of the beers stacked there were different from the reported dates so....
     
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  21. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (7,913) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    No idea. Looks like some of the NN events they are doing at bars will have Double Nugget on draft.
    https://troegs.com/events/?category_name=first-squeeze

    Previous years the events have had regular draft, nitro, and cask versions of NN to compare.
     
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  22. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Zealot (538) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Decided that I will be drinking this on NYE . . . if it can be found. Great beer (when it’s a good batch) brewed by a great brewery.
     
  23. ESHBG

    ESHBG Disciple (379) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Unfortunately according to the website it will be brewery only. But I do visit the area often so maybe I'll have to pop in and give it a try.

    Edit: and the Double has different hops and malts so I don't know how similar they really are now.
     
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  24. eagles22

    eagles22 Devotee (442) Sep 7, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    It is inconsistent but I'm really enjoying this year's batch..
     
  25. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,359) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    But there is no one "batch"...
     
  26. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Zealot (538) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Lol
     
  27. joerooster2

    joerooster2 Initiate (31) Aug 18, 2020 District of Columbia

    Creamsicle? wtf did they do to NN?
     
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  28. Rug

    Rug Meyvn (1,450) Aug 20, 2018 Massachusetts
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    What's the date/batch code? Definitely gonna try to pick up that particular batch. As someone else mentioned (I think) we could all post good/bad batch codes in this thread so we know which ones to go for or avoid
     
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  29. Giantspace

    Giantspace Savant (917) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Yes, please post the good batch dates. I would like to try this again.

    Enjoy
     
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  30. adrock314

    adrock314 Savant (914) Apr 14, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Whatever, all my homies love Nugget Nectar
     
  31. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,359) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Well, I like it, too, but I still wouldn't describe myself as "one of the hornies"...

    Oh, wait. Misread that.:grimacing:
     
  32. eagles22

    eagles22 Devotee (442) Sep 7, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Best by 4/21/22 that's for 12oz cans and 12 oz bottles I do have 16 oz can dated best by 4/20/22 I'll let you know how that is
     
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  33. eagles22

    eagles22 Devotee (442) Sep 7, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Hopefully this year they release double nugget better than they did last year
     
  34. eagles22

    eagles22 Devotee (442) Sep 7, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Enjoy by 4/21/2022 it's the freshest batch
     
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  35. Rug

    Rug Meyvn (1,450) Aug 20, 2018 Massachusetts
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    Much appreciated my friend
     
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  36. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Poo-Bah (7,913) Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Anyone see it yet in Philly suburbs? Their Beer Finder on their website doesn't list anything yet for me. I saw they responded to some folks asking on social media that it would be this week.
     
  37. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,471) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    Nosferatu > Nugget Nectar
     
  38. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,283) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    I recently received an e-mail from Matt Capone; Nugget Nectar is now available on draft at Capone's.

    Cheers!
     
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  39. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Zealot (538) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    PA beer > CT beer
     
  40. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,471) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    I won't argue with that.
     
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