The annual Witch CRAFT Beer Crawl is happening Wednesday, October 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. along East Passyunk. Tickets, which go for a devilish $6.66 each gets you a witch hat, access to $3 Victory and Troegs beers plus a Witch CRAFT Stamp Card, which attendees can fill for the chance to win $375 in gift certificates to participating bars and restaurants.
15 bars are participating in the crawl, each offering at least two beers at $3 each. Among the beers being offered seasonal offerings such as Troegs Hop Knife Harvest Ale and Victory Festbier and Moonglow Weizenbock. Participating bars and restaurants will also be offering food at special prices. Cider lovers can also look for a special red-apple blended Bold Rock hard cider at participating locations.
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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]
If Tuesday is already feeling like the end of the week, it’s time for some good barbecue and a beer–both of which will be available at the Baby Blue’s BBQ and Troegs Brewery BBQ and Beer event tonight.
Between 7 and 9 p.m., Baby Blues will provide a special 5-course menu (including candied jalapeños, bacon-wrapped shrimp and more), with beer pairings, like Troeg’s Blizzard of Hops Winter IPA, for a single $50 price. And along with all the food and booze, there’ll also be gift card giveaways and raffles.
Call 215-222-4444 for details and reservations.
Baby Blues BBQ [Official]
Seventeen medals, including seven gold were brought home by local brewers this weekend from the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. Earth Bread + Brewery, Fegley’s Brew Works, Flying Fish, Sly Fox, Tröegs and Victory each were among the gold medal winners. Also a winner in its first year of existence, Barren Hill Tavern and Brewery.
Iron Hill also had a strong showing with three medals including two from its Media, PA location.
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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.
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The Brewers Association, the non-profit trade group that tabulates production statistics for the U.S. brewing industry released its annual lists of the top 50 craft and overall brewing companies in the U.S., based on 2012 beer sales volume.
Locally, two Pennsylvania breweries and one from Delaware made the list:
#13 Dogfish Head Craft Brewing Co.
#26 Victory Brewing Co.
#50 Troegs Brewing Go.
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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]