Of course you do, right? I mean, who wouldn’t want to? Nugget Nectar is one of those cultish beers that super-nerds get all jazzed over, and on Wednesday, February 1, the guys who make it–Chris and John Trogner of Troegs–and author Josh Bernstein will be at Standard Tap for a small, intimate gathering that is all about the Nugget Nectar.
Here’s the catch, though. This event is going to be small. It’s limited to 40 seats. So if you’re thinking that this is exactly the kind of thing you want to do on a Wednesday night, then you should probably make your reservations now.
But before you do that…
On Thursday, Garage North (the one at 100 East Girard Avenue) is throwing a party with Troegs and a bunch of artists to celebrate that very special beer-drinkers holiday: First Squeeze.
So what is First Squeeze, you ask? It’s the first tapping of the year’s supply of Troegs Nugget Nectar–their once-a-year dry hopped Imperial Amber over which beer nerds go all swoony. This time around, they asked eight artists to make Nugget Nectar-inspired works to celebrate the big day. And at the event, they’re going to be offering free prints (while supplies last) and signings by the artists.
Here in Philly, that means Hawk Krall (friend of Foobooz, beer and hot dog enthusiast, and all-around swell guy) hanging out at Garage, showing off his work (you can see him holding it right there) and signing prints for people.
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It’s that time of year again when Tröegs releases their Nugget Nectar, the dry-hopped imperial amber ale loved by many that’s only available January-March.
Tonight from 5-7,the Tröegs team, including founders Chris and John Trogner, will be bringing some kegged this morning beer to the Kite and Key for a First Squeeze of the Nectar.
This is the first chance Nugget Nectar fans have to get a taste of the highly rated ale, so it can’t be missed.
The Kite and Key [Official]
Troegs Brewery has released one of the country’s most-talked-about seasonal releases, Troegs Nugget Nectar. The Imperial Amber Ale is available now on tap, in bottles and for the first time, in 16-ounce cans. Philly Tap Finder has the the most-up-to-date list of beer bars serving the highly sought after beer. It has also arrived at local beer stores and distributors in the Philadelphia area.
Troegs Brewing Co. [Official]
Fantastic rendering by Arthur Etchells
While everyone else seems to be diving head-first into fall menus and brews, Victory Brewing Company is announcing exciting news for Summer of 2015. Victory is adding a new canning line in their Parkesburg facility and has announced its aluminum debut. The first beer coming down the canning line will be the quaffable Summer Love Ale.
Victory is just the latest local brewery to get in on the canned beer craze. Sly Fox has been canning its beers for year and Troegs has recently added cans to its lineups. In fact, the Hershey based brewery is going to be putting its hugely popular Nugget Nectar in 12-ounce cans next year.
Victory Brewing [Official]
Cans of Nugget Nectar Coming From Troegs in 2015 [Drink Philly]
The always highly anticipated Troegs Nugget Nectar has been released for 2014. The hoppy Imperial Amber Ale is on tap today at Troegs Hershey tasting room and bottles are being released, first in Central Pennsylvania, with other areas following. So, keep your eyes open.
Other seasonal releases on the horizon »
Today, Dettera in Ambler will be pouring Tröeg’s Nugget Nectar on draft today along with buck-a-shuck oysters.
Dettera [Official Site]
Troegs Nugget Nectar is one of the most sought-after beers of the year and the beer has started shipping in kegs from the Harrisburg brewer. And today, Mad Mex in University City has tapped the Imperial Amber and is offering 22-ounce drafts of the 7.5% beer for just $5.
One of the most sought after beers of the year is Tröegs Nugget Nectar and it’s already being released. According to a Facebook post on Tröegs page, the bottles have been sent from the Hershey brewery to its Central Pennsylvania distributors. Cases and six-packs will make their way to Philadelphia by Monday, January 21st. The hoppy Imperial amber beer won’t be available on tap till mid-February but until then, hit up your favorite distributors and bottle shops.
Troegs is also promising that there will be more Nugget Nectar available this year than in years past.
Nugget Nectar bottles are now available [Facebook]
Troegs [Official Site]