Tröegs’ Master of Pumpkins — Brewed with Pennsylvania Longnecks — is Here

Tröegs Independent Brewing announces the release of perennial favorite Master of Pumpkins. The once-a-year fall seasonal showcases Pennsylvania longneck pumpkins grown especially for the Hershey, PA, brewery at nearby Strites’ Orchard.

Longnecks are a hearty heirloom variety that are similar to butternut squash and can weigh up to 20 pounds each. Every year, Tröegs uses 3,000 pounds of these local longnecks to brew Master of Pumpkins.

“To us, a pumpkin beer should have pumpkin,” says brewmaster John Trogner. “We’re a Pennsylvania brewery, and pumpkins grow really well here, so using Pennsylvania pumpkins just makes sense. Our fans definitely appreciate the connection to local agriculture.”

The brewery’s kitchen staff preps and roasts the pumpkins in-house before passing them off to the brewing team, who purées the entire lot and adds it right into the mash tun. The result is a subtly spiced pumpkin ale with notes of nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla and caramel.

Master of Pumpkins is available on draft and in 16oz. cans everywhere Tröegs beer is sold.

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