Nugget Nectar (2016)
Brewery: Troegs Brewing Co, Hershey, PA
Beer Style: Imperial Red Ale
I drove to PA and got Troegs Nugget Nectar before it’s released in NY. And I end up drinking it on Buffalo’s release day.
This beer is one of my all-time favorites. It was one of the first hoppy beers I ever tried and it holds a special place in my heart. I’m fortunate to be able to try this really fresh ever January/February when we get it locally. Nugget Nectar has been in my top five favorite beers to drink since the moment I had my first. #YouNeverForgetYourFirstNectar
This year, they did switch all of their branding and I was a little worried about them switching away from the NN logo I liked. But I actually like the new logo more! Such beautiful work by the Troegs designer team.
Availability: January to March
Malt: Munich, Pilsner, Vienna
Hops: Nugget, Palisade, Simcoe, Tomahawk, Warrior
HopBack Hops: Nugget
Color: Straw / Orange
It’s impossible to forget your first squeeze. Once a year, as the newest humulus lupulus harvest arrives at Tröegs, we blend these super-fresh hops into an Imperial Amber Ale. Excessively dry-hopped, Nugget Nectar is an explosion of pine, resin and mango.