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Tröegs Scratch 109


Brewed by Tröegs Brewing Company
Hershey, Pennsylvania USA
Style: Sweet Stout | Ratings: 7 | Alcohol: 8.4%
Fans of craft beer collaborations will be excited to learn that we’ve brewed another joint Scratch Beer venture with the Cleveland, OH-based Fat Head’s Brewery. This time, we’ve whipped up something John Trogner has dubbed “Second Hand Tropical Stout.” According to John, this sweet stout was brewed with brown sugar, chocolate, lactose, and toasted coconuts, the latter of which were added via our Infüz-O-Matic 5000. The impetus of the name “Second Hand” refers to a visit from Fat Head’s own Matt Cole to purchase some of our old equipment. While he was here, we decided to brew a beer with him. The result is a lush, full-bodied stout with plenty of rich malt sweetness and just enough fruit and coconut to capture the essence of the tropics. Just don’t attempt to go “two-fisted” with this one, as it weighs in at 8.4% ABV!


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