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 Micro-Brew/Hop Variety Combinations & Characteristics

Tröegs HopBack Amber Ale
HopBack™ Amber Ale

Alcohol by Volume: 5.6%

Hop Bitterness (IBU's) : 55

Color (SRM) : Amber

Availability: Draft and Bottles Year Round

Malts: Pilsner, Munich

Hops: Crystal, Nugget

Yeast: Ale

   Tröegs Brewery’s Flagship beer, HopBack Amber Ale derives its name from a vessel in the brewhouse called a hopback. As the ‘wort’ is being transferred from the brewhouse to fermentation it passes through the hopback vessel. Packed full of fresh whole flower hops, the wort slowly circulates through this vessel extracting the essence of the aromatic hops. This vessel adds more time and more hop character that creates a fresh, spicy taste and rich caramel note that defines this signature ale.

Tröegs HopBack Amber Ale

   Tasting Notes:

   Deep amber in color under a huge creamy head. The aroma very apparent, bold and spicy with a slight floral character. Balanced with caramel malt, this well-rounded amber ale has an up-front floral spice that builds with a flush of sweetness


Tröegs Nugget Nectar Ale
Nugget Nectar Ale ™

Alcohol by Volume: 7%

Hop Bitterness (IBU's) : 80 - ish

Color (SRM) : Straw-Orange

Availability: Cask Conditioned Only

Malts: Pilsner, Vienna, Munich

Hops: Nugget, Warrior, Tomahawk

Yeast: Ale

   Squeeze those hops for all they’re worth and prepare to pucker up: Tröegs’ newest single batch brew, Nugget Nectar Ale, will take hopheads to nirvana with a heady collection of Nugget, Warrior and Tomahawk hops. Starting with the same base ingredients of our flagship HopBack Amber Ale, Nugget Nectar intensifies the malt and hop flavors to create an explosive hop experience.