Tröegs Scratch 79

Formerly brewed at Tröegs Brewing Company
Hershey, Pennsylvania USA
8.4% Spice/Herb/Vegetable | 1 Rating | 22 IBU | Series Seasonal |
It had to happen sooner or later. We’re referring to our Pumpkin Scratch Beer, of course! Realizing this monumental endeavor should not be taken lightly, our brewers explored the nether regions of the Pumpkin Ale spectrum to brew a serious beer suitable for the harvest season. Starting with a heavy fifty-pound load of neck pumpkins from Strites’ Orchard, we roasted them to perfection right in our Snack Bar. To infuse the essence of fall, we added traditional pumpkin pie spices, cane sugar, honey, and vanilla. The use of French Saison yeast intensifies the spicy dryness of the ale and interplays nicely with the malt sweetness. The result is a masterful Pumpkin Ale that will have you crawling faster to Tröegs. Taste it you will see, more is all you need. Dedicated to how I’m drinking you. Obey your Master of Pumpkins!

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Chocolate, Munich, Pale, Special B

HOPS:
Magnum, Northern German Brewer

YEAST:
French Saison

JUJU:
50lbs. of Roasted Neck Pumpkins, Cane Sugar, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Pennsylvania Honey, Nutmeg, Vanilla

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