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Tröegs Announces The Release of Field Study, A Slightly Hazy IPA

MEDIA ADVISORY: Tröegs Independent Brewing announces the release of Field Study, a slightly hazy IPA dry-hopped with Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado featuring notes of ripe grapefruit, mango, pear and melon.

The path to Field Study began with our small-batch, experimental Scratch Series, the same starting point for our recent Double IPA LolliHop.

“Field Study began life as Scratch #327, when we first started tinkering with some new hopping techniques,” explains Tröegs brewmaster John Trogner. “We built on those experiments over the next few Scratch releases and landed on a grain bill featuring a backbone of local Rustic Pale Malt.” Rustic Pale is grown in Mount Joy, PA, about 15 miles from the brewery and malted by Double Eagle near Philadelphia.

With the malt bill in place, Trogner and his team focused on hop selection, fine-tuning the beer’s recipe. “After a few trials, we finally arrived at what we think is a winning combination for Field Study – Citra, Mosaic and El Dorado.”

Field Study is rolling out on draft and in 12-ounce bottles and cans to all Tröegs markets over the next two weeks. It is also featured in the upcoming Anthology Summer sampler pack set to release on May 6.

Read more about Field Study at our blog.

Beer Release Breweries

Iron Hill Brewery Cans Philly Special IPA

WILMINGTON, Del.– For the first time in its short tenure on the taps, Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant (Iron Hill), has announced the first can release of Philly Special, the popular NEIPA, which premiered in February 2018 at their Phoenixville location. Philly Special cans will be unleashed in 16 oz. 4 packs on starting on April 18, 2019 at all 16 Iron Hill Restaurant & Brewery locations throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and South Carolina, for $17.25.

Philly Special, which was aptly named for the special play that football fans across the Philadelphia region will never forget, was brewed by the team at Iron Hill Phoenixville in February 2018. Following its initial success, Philly Special quickly became one of Iron Hill’s most popular draft beers and found its way to surrounding Iron Hill taps in Ardmore, Chestnut Hill and Huntingdon Valley. When Iron Hill opened their 15th location in Philadelphia, it was a no-brainer to include Philly Special as one of the location’s opening beers.

Philly Special is brewed with flaked oats and wheat and the 6.7 percent ABV IPA has intense flavors and aromas of tropical fruit and resinous pine dominate.

“We were thrilled to create a beer to commemorate such a monumental time, not only in Philadelphia, but the surrounding suburbs,” said Mark Edelson, director of brewery operations. “Philly Special has exceeded all expectations is one of the most requested beers at all our locations. It’s a light and hazy year-round beer, and we’re thrilled that we’re able to provide guests the opportunity to enjoy the beer on the go.”

In addition to releasing this popular beer, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant in Center City Philadelphia will be offering 4 oz. pours of Philly Special for a very patriotic $.76, on the day of the can release, April 18th from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. hosted by one of Philadelphia’s most famous sons, Benjamin Franklin.

Breweries Events

Real Ale Recap: A Firkin Good Time at Yards Real Ale Invitational!

Real Ale Recap:
A Firkin Good Time at Yards Real Ale Invitational
I was lucky enough to win free tickets to Yards Real Ale Invitational, the breweries first at their new location in Northern Liberties. With 48 other breweries and 60 firkins of beer to try, this was a beer event I could not miss. In years past, Yards has hosted the Real Ale Invitational outside of the brewery, with food and tents in their parking lot. This year, everything was inside the brewery and I got an up close look at how Yards brews, cans, and kegs their beers. There was live music, good food, and a great atmosphere. Don’t miss this event next year!
What is Real Ale?
Real Ale is an unfiltered and unpasteurized beer that is conditioned and served from a cask (or firkin) without additional CO2 or nitrogen. It’s normally served at a warmer temperature (50-55 degrees) and has a more complex flavor. Real Ale is very popular in the United Kingdom and has a niche following here in the US. If you haven’t tried Real Ale, I highly recommend it!
Unique and Stand Outs
Yards- ESA and Brawler (my favorite from Yards)
Pizza Boy- Waiting for Rapture: brewed with cacao nibs, guajillo peppers, ancho peppers, and ghost peppers (perfect mix of heat and sweet)
Cape May- Maybe She’s Brewed With It: a kettle-soured ale with cherry and mango.
Greene King- Abbot Ale: Warming, malty and fruity.
Round Guys- Spaceman: orange, grapefruit, and lime zest