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]
Troegs’ bigger Hershey brewery means more of its highly sought after Mad Elf for everyone. In fact it has been available in six-packs and cases for almost a month. But tonight is its debut on tap for 2012. So head up to Northeast Philadelphia to the Grey Lodge to try out the 2012 batch.
Also on tap will be more Troegs beer including a keg of Mad Elf from 2011, a Belgian Brown Ale and a fresh hopped Troegs beer.
Mad Elf Happy You Night [Grey Lodge]
Tröegs Brewing Co. was the local star brewer at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival awards this weekend. The brewery brought home three golds (Hopback Amber, Dreamweaver Wheat and Sunshine Pils) plus the award for Mid-Size Brewery of the Year.
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Tonight at Morgan’s Pier fourteen beers featuring local favorites like Dogfish Head and Philadelphia Brewing Co. will be facing off in the Battle of the Brewers. All day
local craft breweries will work to promote and sell the most of their chosen beer in hopes of winning the ultimate prize: a permanent spot on two of Morgan’s Pier’s taps for a full year. Each beer will be $6, with special happy hour pricing from 5 to 7 p.m. when each beer will be $3 and growlers will be $12.
Read on for the list of contestants. Read more »