Tröegs Independent Brewing has released Lucky Holler, a hazy IPA inspired by the brewery’s annual hop selection trip to the Pacific Northwest.
“We go to Yakima to select hops for the beers that everybody knows and loves,” says John Trogner, Tröegs brewmaster and co-founding brother. “Beers like Perpetual IPA, Nimble Giant and Nugget Nectar. And we’re also open to discovering new hops or combinations that might inspire us, those ‘a-ha’ moments where a new recipe starts taking shape.”
Like many of its beers, the recipe development for Lucky Holler began through the brewery’s small-batch Scratch Series. After several test batches, the brewing team hit on a hop combination of Citra, Simcoe and the Australian variety Galaxy to deliver bright waves of ripe pineapple, juicy citrus and passionfruit, the company says.
Providing the beer’s hazy profile, the backbone of Lucky Holler is malted oats, pale malt, unmalted wheat and white wheat.
Weighing in at 6.8% ABV, Lucky Holler joins the brewery’s Hop Cycle series of seasonally rotating IPAs.
Lucky Holler is available throughout late summer and fall on draft and in 12-oz. cans and bottles wherever Tröegs beer is sold.