Troegs Independent Brewing is Releasing Scratch 500 and Scratch 501 – Double Perpetual IPA and Triple Perpetual IPA

Troegs Independent Brewing is Releasing Scratch 500 and Scratch 501 – Double Perpetual IPA and Triple Perpetual IPA

(Article Updated to include new photos.)

Troegs Independent Brewing Is Hitting a Milestone

Who would have guessed when Troegs Independent Brewing started their unique scratch system – their version of research and development – that here we would be; at Scratches 500 and 501

In recent years they’ve been pumping them out nearly weekly between their Scratch System and their even smaller R & D Scratch System. Leading up to their Oktoberfest Week they released several scratches all at once – Scratch 497: Schwarzbier, Scratch 498: Lemon Lime Radler, and one – that John Trogner himself said they would never make – Scratch 499: Rauchbier (a smoked beer).

Feels like it was just yesterday and I was drinking the Scratch 400 and reviewing it: Scratch 400 – Pre-Prohibition Lager. And here we are, three years later, celebrating the release of scratch 500 (and 501).

Scratches 500 and 501 will both be released on Thursday, October 19th, 2023 at the Troegs Brewery on Hersheypark Drive in Hershey, PA.

Scratch 500: Double Perpetual IPA

Scratch number 500 is Double Perpetual IPA. Take the Perpetual IPA you love… and double it! (Well, more like 1.5x it… for a real double Perpetual IPA… we’ll get to that in a bit).

Double Perpetual IPA will be clocking in at around 9-9.8% ABV. (Perpetual IPA is 7.5% ABV.) Double Perpetual IPA will be a brewery exclusive release on October 19th, 2023.

This is being both canned and kegged, so there will be four packs and cases, as well as draft at the brewery. Unlike the debacle that was the nightmarish release of the first batch of Double Nugget Nectar – this release; Double Perpetual IPA – will most likely have some sort of case or four pack limit.

Over the course of the run of Scratch Series Beers – numerous beers have “graduated” to become full fledged beers. Like Grand Cacao, Haze Charmer, Nimble Giant, and most recently Cyclops Teardrops.

Perpetual IPA (the original, the singular, the highest selling IPA in Pennsylvania) was one of the very first graduates of the Scratch Series and the research and development system used by Troegs Independent Brewing.

Expect this beer to have even more citrus, even more sticky and piney notes, and be even MORE Perpetual… it’ll be DOUBLE PERPETUAL!

Scratch 500: Double Perpetual IPA with original Perpetual IPA (photo courtesy of Troegs Independent Brewing)

Scratch 501 – Triple Perpetual IPA

Did you think Double Perpetual IPA was enough? No way! We need a Triple Perpetual IPA!

If you thought Perpetual IPA was a big IPA at 7.5% ABV…. and then if you thought Double Perpetual IPA at 9-9.8% ABV was a BIG BIG IPA…. then wait til you get ahold of Triple Perpetual IPA… rocking in somewhere from the 11 – 13 % ABV range (or so the legends go).

All of your favorite hops from Perpetual IPA – Cascade, Chinook, Nugget, and Citra are ramped up to the max for this big strong, powerful (triple) IPA.

This will be kegged only, and be released on draft only at the Troegs Brewery. You will be able to get crowlers and growler fills of it to go.

You can look for Triple Perpetual IPA to be released October 19th, 2023 when the Troegs Brewery opens at 11:30 AM.

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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 this release putting them over scratch batch number 500). They have 2.3 Million ratings and as of 10.09.23 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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