Troegs Brewing Releasing Cyclops Teardrops This Thursday

Troegs Brewing Releasing Cyclops Teardrops This Thursday

Cyclops Teardrops – A Double IPA by Troegs Independent Brewing is coming out on Thursday, September 28th. (photo courtesy of Troegs Independent Brewing)

A Fan Favorite Returns

A recent Scratch Series fan favorite is returning at Troegs Brewery on Thursday – this time as a full production beer. Cyclops Teardrops builds off of Scratch 492, a Double IPA that was a recent big hit at the end of summer at Troegs Brewery in Hershey, PA.

As August ended and Scratch 492 left the taps in the tasting room and general store at Troegs Brewery, a lot of customers and fans were left asking, “When is Scratch 492 coming back?” Well, in just a few short days they’ll get their answer and wish as Cyclops Teardrops appears for the first time on taps and in cans at the Hershey brewery.

Cyclops Teardrops

No official promotional material has been released other than a single image – can art (shown above). So we don’t have the exact details of the beer yet, other than that we’ve been told its Scratch 492 come back. Scratch 492 was the culmination of several scratch beers, the top of the line, of a strong pedigree of Double IPAs.

All beers at Troegs Independent Brewing that receive a name and become either seasonals, year rounds, or even limited editions started out as scratches. They have been tweaked and changed slightly and re – released several times as different scratches. Nimble Giant for example was the culmination of six scratches.

(The scratch history for Cyclops Teardrops was: Scratch 492….)

Cyclops Teardrops – The New Scratch 492

This what the Scratch 492 looked like, and what Cyclops Teardrops’ recipe will look (extremely) similar to:

Beer: Scratch 492 – Double IPA
Brewery: Tröegs Independent Brewing
Style: IPA – Imperial / Double
ABV: 8.8%
IBU: N / A
Global Untappd Rating (as of 9.24.23): 3.98
Untappd Description: Scratch #492 combines two recent Scratch beer recipes – the grain bill of one with the hop combo of another – and jumps up to a Double IPA! Our haze-bolstering blend of pale malt, chit malt, flaked oats, wheat and spelt lays down the backbone, while mash-hopping with Mittelfrüh keeps the bitterness at bay. Azacca in the kettle lends citrus notes, while the dry-hop combo of Azacca, Simcoe and Strata coaxes aromas of tangerine, passionfruit and apricot. London 3 yeast ties it all together with a blast of tropical fruit.


Cyclops Teardrops will be released at the brewery on Thursday – September, 28th, 2023. It will be available on draft in both the Tasting Room and the General Store, as well as in cans in the General Store. Troegs Brewery opens at 11 AM.

Other interesting news and speculation on release dates: The Big Scratch 500 is due to be arriving on October 5th – and will be both canned and on draft. Want some hints on what it could be? Double of a ground breaking beer from Troegs history…. perhaps?

Also, rumor is that the mischievous Mad Elf will be returning on October 9th. So start making your plans to Hershey accordingly.

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For More Information on Troegs Independent Craft Brewing

According to Untappd, Troegs Independent Craft Brewing is a regional brewery with 148 unique beers listed (despite them nearing scratch 500). They have nearly 2.3 Million ratings and as of 9.24.23 have a global average rating of 3.79. Their Untappd bio reads:

Founded in Pennsylvania in 1997 by brothers John and Chris Trogner, Tröegs Independent Brewing is driven by a sense of adventure and curiosity. Our brewery has been built by family, friends and kindred spirits who share a love of great beer. Together, we all make Tröegs. You might know our Perpetual IPA, the best-selling IPA in Pennsylvania. Or the dark, malty and crisp Troegenator. You may have come across such iconic beers as Nugget Nectar or Mad Elf in your beer travels. Perhaps you’ve been lucky enough to try one or two of the hundreds of experimental Scratch Series beers we’ve brewed over the years. Whether you’re already a member of our extended family or you’re just getting to know our brewery, there’s always something new to discover with Tröegs.

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