Eight new 1,000-barrel fermenters arrived at Tröegs Independent Brewing last week, giving the brewhouses small-batch Scratch and Splinter programs room to roam. Last year, Tröegs brewed more than 100 new Scratch recipes to serve in its Tasting Room, and for the first time the company started getting bottles of its wood-aged Splinter beers beyond its walls. Now, it’ll be able to ramp up both of those programs.
“We’ve been under construction for 20 years,” said brewmaster and founding brother John Trogner. “And this is the next step in our strong, steady growth. These new fermenters will free up a bunch of our smaller tanks, and that’ll give us the flexibility to meet the demands of core beers that are growing and to dive deeper into creative brewing pursuits like Scratch and Splinter.”
Thanks to the success of beers like Perpetual IPA (up 26 percent this year), Troegenator Double Bock (up 10 percent), Nimble Giant Double IPA and our Hop Cycle seasonals, Tröegs is enjoying double-digit growth in 2017. This year, for the first time in our 20-year history, the company will be looking to crack the 100,000-barrel production mark.