Tröegs Independent Brewing has announced the release of its once-a-year Double IPA, Nimble Giant.
Nimble Giant came up through the brewery’s small-batch Scratch Series, starting as an experiment with Mosaic hops. After half a dozen test batches, the Tröegs brewing team hit upon a hop combination that stuck: Mosaic, Simcoe and Azacca.
In the end, Nimble Giant has notes of tropical fruit, pine sap and honeysuckle, the company reports. Clocking in at 9% ABV, this deep orange-hued Double IPA is balanced by a backbone of pilsner and Vienna malts.
“Nimble Giant is perfect for an evening by the fire pit or posted up on your favorite local pub’s barstool,” says Tröegs Brewmaster and Co-founding brother John Trogner. “It’s big, bold, and has a classic West-Coast bitterness.”
This year, fans of the beer may find a little something extra inside the new wrapped 4-packs. Cans were randomly selected during packaging and labeled with a special “You Found the Giant” contest sticker. Each sticker contains a QR code for entry into a drawing for a grand prize of a Tröegs Giant Tumbling Tower and 19 runners-up prize packs.
For more information on the contest, including rules and alternate form of entry, visit troegs.com/nimble. No purchase necessary.
Nimble Giant is available on draft and in 16-oz. cans everywhere Tröegs beer is sold.