Formerly brewed at Tröegs Brewing Company
To commemorate the annual German tradition of Oktoberfest, Tröegs unveils Scratch #73 – 2012, an OkTröegerFest, if you will. This rich, pumpkin-colored lager goes against the grain by boasting a fairly hefty hop presence for the style, giving the flavor a moderate bitter twist while still maintaining the classic malt character that you’ve come to expect from a traditional Fest Bier.
ABV% is 5.5% and IBU is 35.
BARLEY - Pils, Munich, Melanoidin, Special B
The generous amounts of Pils and Munich malt add a fairly substantial body and a slightly darker coloration compared to traditional fest biers, while the Melanoidin malt enhances the aroma of the beer and beefs up the malt profile without adding too much residual sweetness.
HOPS - Magnum, Tradition, Saaz
Magnum hops add a crisp bitterness, while the Tradition and Saaz hops impart slight spicy and earthy notes.
YEAST - House Lager
Our house Lager yeast imparts the classic dry, bready finish that is indicative of the Fest style.
Get your lederhosen out of the closet for this one!