Troegs barrel aged troegenator

Discussion in 'US - Northeast' started by baetix, Feb 25, 2016.

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  1. baetix

    baetix Nov 25, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Barrel-aged Troegenator. Drops Monday, only in Hershey. #troegsway #craftbeer #pabeer https://t.co/uxGUz0yLpV

    I was much more impressed with the BA Mouflan, but this was still good. Still hoping for a BA Impending Descent.
     
  2. ninjembro

    ninjembro Jun 17, 2014 Maryland
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    Hoping it's not $48/4pk......
     
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  3. stakem

    stakem Feb 20, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    They only mention "oak barrels" in their release statement and on the label. Last release was bourbon and they advertised it as such. I wonder if this release is a mix of different barrels, virgin oak or something different.

    I wasnt a big fan of the last release while fresh but a friend recently shared one of the 750's with me and it really aged into something nice.
     
  4. jbdpsu82

    jbdpsu82 Aug 28, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    I noticed that too. I tweeted them asking what ever happened to BA Troegenator before they announced its release and the reply said "bourbon barrel aged Troegenator" would drop 2/29. But their subsequent tweet announcing its release just said barrel aged, and the photo seems to support that too.

    I've since tweeted asking for clarification, but I'm assuming no bourbon. I'll provide update if/when they respond.
     
  5. jbdpsu82

    jbdpsu82 Aug 28, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Reply to inquiry confirmed that it is bourbon barrel aged Troegenator.
     
  6. stephenjmoore

    stephenjmoore Feb 17, 2011 Maryland
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    Has anyone heard anymore updates on this (price, #bottles, limits, etc.)? I assume it will be similar to BA Flying Mouflan, but you never know.
     
  7. oneraindog

    oneraindog Oct 6, 2003 Pennsylvania

    Pretty sure it will be $9/375ml bottle, around $20/four pack, and in the mid-80s for a case. There is a very sizable amount - won't be selling out in a day, week or month.
     
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  8. ninjembro

    ninjembro Jun 17, 2014 Maryland
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    No way it's that cheap. It was $12/375 for mouflan with no 4 pack/case discount. If it's around 80 a case I'll get a whole case easy lol, I was expecting to get only a 4 pack and to have to spend almost 50 bucks for it
     
  9. stephenjmoore

    stephenjmoore Feb 17, 2011 Maryland
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    @oneraindog is a pretty reliable source for Troegs info.
     
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  10. oneraindog

    oneraindog Oct 6, 2003 Pennsylvania

    I try. :wink:
     
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  11. mad3air

    mad3air Dec 16, 2013 Delaware

    This math doesn't add up... if it's $9 a bottle, it'll be somewhere around $32-35 a 4-pack if they're discounting.
     
  12. oneraindog

    oneraindog Oct 6, 2003 Pennsylvania

    If there's a preference for a higher price, we can accommodate. :slight_smile:

    Truth be told, we like to sell beer. We offer it at a price the market will bear. We are trying not to make super exclusive beers that require waiting in long lines, muling, and various other annoyances that cause more anger than happiness. We are also establishing a pricing system that will translate into the marketplace when we can reach sufficient volumes to ship our splinter beer series to wholesalers.

    We have PLENTY of this beer to sell. And we want people to drink it. The price should never make the consumer feel that have to put a beer on a shelf and stare at it and determine the perfect moment for the beer. Feel free to buy a four pack or a case. Just enjoy it.
     
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  13. ninjembro

    ninjembro Jun 17, 2014 Maryland
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    According to the facebook post today, limit 5 cases per person

    That's a high limit!
     
  14. Fordcoyote15

    Fordcoyote15 Nov 19, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    And this will only beer available directly from troegs? No distro?
     
  15. DIM

    DIM Sep 28, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Yep, brewery only.
     
  16. Elivictus

    Elivictus Aug 18, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    How's the line and the price?
     
  17. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Crazy concept, eh?

    Sarcasm aside, a big +1 to Troegs on this. I loved barrel-aged Flying Mouflan, but no discount for a 4 pack was hard to swallow on that one. Nice to see the change in approach.
     
  18. jbaker67

    jbaker67 Jul 1, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Line wasn't bad. $9/bottle, $17.99/four pack, $95.99/case.
     
  19. ShanePB

    ShanePB Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    I hope they last into the evening, planning on heading over after work. It's a high limit, so I hope there is enough to go around.
     
  20. Elivictus

    Elivictus Aug 18, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    4 pack price seems low. Typo or is the price fluctuation really that much?
     
  21. jbaker67

    jbaker67 Jul 1, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Not a typo.
     
  22. ninjembro

    ninjembro Jun 17, 2014 Maryland
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    Going after work, should get there around 4-4:30, hoping there's still some left, though it sounds like it won't be a concern!
     
  23. DIM

    DIM Sep 28, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Nice price! Looking forward to enjoying a couple of 4 packs.
     
  24. orangesol

    orangesol Dec 6, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    So the GM of the entire brewery says there is plenty to go around, might even last for weeks or even months, and we are still wondering if it will last one night? :rolling_eyes:

    It will be there when you get there. Relax.
     
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  25. ShanePB

    ShanePB Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Ah, I missed that part of the 'sizable amount.' Cheers!
     
  26. ninjembro

    ninjembro Jun 17, 2014 Maryland
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    Anybody crack one yet? Drinking one now -- pretty good, though not getting much bourbon. Not quite what I remember from the '14, though I had that very fresh and it was way before I got bigger into craft beer. Still a damn good beer.
     
  27. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    How does it taste vs. regular Troegenator?

    Cheers!
     
  28. ninjembro

    ninjembro Jun 17, 2014 Maryland
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    To be honest, and to be fair I haven't had it in quite some time, but I'm not a big fan of regular Troegenator at all. I will say this though, as BBA Troegenator warms, it kinda does the opposite of most BBA beers. Most I find get better as they warm, but as this beer warms, a lot of whiskey flavors come out, and not in the best way. Tastes like someone took a shot of jack daniels and just dropped it into the beer. It's not awful, but not exactly what I'd expect. Definitely one to drink before it gets too warm.
     
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  29. Greenplastic615

    Greenplastic615 Nov 4, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    This is an excellent beer. This is a REALLY excellent beer for $4ish a bottle with the case price. Count me among the people expecting a $30-35 4/pack, and at under $100 for a case of 24, the price to quality is untouchable locally, especially considering this beer is actually available without taking a day off.

    Awesome job, Troegs. Can't wait to buy future releases.
     
  30. jmdrpi

    jmdrpi Dec 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Alright, I'll be the one to ask - why would you buy this beer if you're not a fan of the base beer?
     
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  31. ShanePB

    ShanePB Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    These bottles are tasting really good. And the price point is killer. Thank you, Troegs.
     
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  32. Houser

    Houser Sep 10, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    my guess is he wanted to try it to see if time in the barrel made it more enjoyable to him. just a hunch though.
     
  33. ninjembro

    ninjembro Jun 17, 2014 Maryland
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    Partially what @Houser said about seeing if time in the barrel made it more enjoyable, but also I really liked the BBA Troegenator 2 years ago when I had the chance to try it, so I wasn't a complete stranger to it.
     
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  34. Fordcoyote15

    Fordcoyote15 Nov 19, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    I'm iso this beer if anyone got ahold of more than they need. Not real sure what I have to offer as I'm only in Pittsburgh. Has hop juju made it out that way?
     
  35. ShanePB

    ShanePB Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    I had Hop Juju on draft this past Sunday out here. So, it's here somewhat.
     
  36. sj3324

    sj3324 Jun 9, 2011 Missouri
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    Fat Heads does not distribute in the Hershey/Harrisburg area.
     
  37. ShanePB

    ShanePB Sep 6, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Yeah seems like Philly and surrounding areas I guess. Looks like they're being distributed by Penn Beer and Gretz Beer Co. Berks County is getting them so it's not too far of a drive for you guys if you're looking for it!
     
  38. zekeman17

    zekeman17 Feb 14, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Any update on the BA Troegenator availability?
    I'm thinking of making a run Saturday morning, but
    don't want to waste a 3 1/2 hour round trip if it sells
    out before then. I know they said they made plenty,
    hoping somebody that has been there can confirm.
     
  39. Oktoberfist

    Oktoberfist Nov 26, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    It's never a waste if you're going to Troegs. Great place.
     
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  40. sj3324

    sj3324 Jun 9, 2011 Missouri
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    @oneraindog said they wouldn't be selling out in a month, so you should be good, even if they are selling faster than planned.
    Did anybody ever hear if this was 100% Bourbon Barrel Aged, or if it was a blend?
     
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