Beer Review: Grand Cacao (Troegs Independent Brewing)

This was my ‘new’ beer of the night last night; for those new or unfamiliar, in November, I make sure to have at least one brand new (to me) beer every day in November – as well as write one new blog post every day in November (30 new beers, 30 new blog pots); itContinue reading “Beer Review: Grand Cacao (Troegs Independent Brewing)”

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Beer Review: Scratch 417 Orange – Lemon Peel IPA (Troegs Independent Brewing)

Sadly, yesterday, was my first time getting to use the curbside to-go feature from Troegs Brewing in Hershey. I had been wanting to use it nearly daily since opening, but unable to actually do it. All of the food has looked amazing, and I have heard absolutely nothing but amazing things about their pizzas; fromContinue reading “Beer Review: Scratch 417 Orange – Lemon Peel IPA (Troegs Independent Brewing)”

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What makes a great quarantine brewery?

The sole goal of this post is to start some discussion. As we enter our seventh week of state wide quarantine here in Pennsylvania, beer culture has been radically changed. The days of visiting and spending an afternoon at a local brewery with some friends are out the window for the time being. When wasContinue reading “What makes a great quarantine brewery?”

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Beer Review: 40th Hoppy Anniversary Ale (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)

Like I said in my Icicle beer review yesterday; I would ATTEMPT to do an evening beer review or article. Attempt would be the key word. Because I started one, and still have it here on the docket, but I’ve now switched to doing this beer review, because the other article was becoming too depressing.Continue reading “Beer Review: 40th Hoppy Anniversary Ale (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company)”

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Beer Review: Haze Charmer (Troegs Independent Craft Brewing)

I debated this morning on which beer to do next. I have a few on the ‘docket’ from Friday. At Funck’s, while waiting for my daughter’s ballet class to end, I had Icicle by New Trail and their Cinnamon Barrel Aged Sticky. Both of those are ones I want to review. Also, I don’t normallyContinue reading “Beer Review: Haze Charmer (Troegs Independent Craft Brewing)”

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Beer Review: Scratch 400 Pre-Prohibition Lager (Troegs Independent Brewing)

This is a monumental beer, and a monumental achievement, and it was released on a monumental day. This is Troegs Independent Brewing’s 400th scratch beer on their scratch system. Not their 400th beer released in total, just their 400th scratch. A very significant feat, and given the improvements they’ve made to their scratch system (andContinue reading “Beer Review: Scratch 400 Pre-Prohibition Lager (Troegs Independent Brewing)”

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Crystal Ball Closing

In a bit of a surprise, sad, and shocking news, Crystal Ball Brewing Co. out of York, PA has shut down. Completely. Both locations. Right off the heels of them doing a Friday night charity event, the news came Saturday in a surprise manner. Kevin Keller made the first rumor mention on the Breweries inContinue reading “Crystal Ball Closing”

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End of the Year – 2019

(Just a quick note, late addition on this, this is going to be a two-part article. First part a look-back at The Beer Thrillers articles of 2019, and the second part about our top beers, top breweries, and other happenings of 2019 for myself personally and the blog, and some of our friends in general.Continue reading “End of the Year – 2019”

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Brewery Hopping – 12.27.19

Want to take a trip with us? A journey along Harrisburg? C’mon, it’ll be fun. You get to hang out with me, and my buddy, and we basically do nothing but chat about Star Wars, The Mandalorian, Coen Brothers movies, how we were so disappointed by the sequel trilogy, about the blog, about the podcasts,Continue reading “Brewery Hopping – 12.27.19”

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Multiple Beer Review: Scratch 394, Scratch 395, Scratch 396, and Mad Elf (Troegs Independent Brewing)

‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving,And all of Troegs was all-a-bustle,So loud was the taproom, That nobody even heard The Great Turkey,There were friends and families commingling,There was new friends and old friends all meeting,For it was the night before Thanksgiving,When The Great Turkey appears, And all who are grateful hold each other so dear,The dayContinue reading “Multiple Beer Review: Scratch 394, Scratch 395, Scratch 396, and Mad Elf (Troegs Independent Brewing)”

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