Nugget Nectar

Nugget Nectar

Imperial Amber Ale

It’s impossible to forget your

first squeeze. Once a year, as the newest humulus lupulus harvest arrives at Tröegs, we blend these super-fresh hops into an Imperial Amber Ale. Excessively dry-hopped, Nugget Nectar is an explosion of pine, resin and mango.

  • ABV

  • Availability

    Once a Year
  • Color

    Straw / Orange
  • Hops

    Nugget, Warrior, Tomahawk, Simcoe, Palisade
  • Grain

    Munich, Pilsner, Vienna
  • Yeast



  • 2011 - The Fifty Best Beers by TheFiftyBest.com

Food Notes

Beer and food. They’re better together. Here at Tröegs, we’ve thought long and hard about not just what foods pair with our beers, but why. We’re not out to tell you what to eat, but to inspire you to create pairings that perfectly suit your own palate.

  • Contrasting

    Pork Belly Charred Brisket 5+ Year Aged Gouda Smoked & Grilled Sausages Mackerel Preserved Lemon Caperberry
  • Complementary

    Papaya Dijon Yams Roasted Carrots Apricot Lemon Verbena
  • Adverse

    Asparagus Clove Cinnamon Nutmeg Vanilla Granny Smith Apples Tomatoes Vinegar

Nugget Nectar is a bright spot in the depths of winter

This excessively dry-hopped beer started out as a kind-of birthday gift from our Brewmaster John Trogner to himself. John’s birthday is in January, which is around the time when the first hops from our fall selection start arriving at the brewery. He wanted to brew something really special – and hoppy – to celebrate the arrival of that year’s “fresh-off-the-bine” Nugget hops.

It turned out to be the perfect storm of a great beer, paired with a great name and iconic imagery. With that, another Tröegs cult classic was born.

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