Tröegs Independent Brewing has shipped the newest incarnation of Nugget Nectar a bit earlier than normal.

Nugget Nectar 2019 is a 7.5 percent ABV “excessively dry-hopped” imperial amber ale brewed with nugget, Palisade, Simcoe, tomahawk and Warrior hops. It debuted in 2004, packaged in 12-ounce bottles; the brewery adding 22-ounce bottles in 2014 and 16-ounce cans in 2015.

“Our excessively dry-hopped Imperial Amber will start popping up over Christmas week in our home state of Pennsylvania and will roll out beyond PA early in the new year,” reads a post on Tröegs’ website. “We’ll be getting it to other states just as fast as we can.”

According to the brewery, the release schedule for the newest version of Nugget Nectar will be:

  • Dec. 27 – Pennsylvania
  • Jan. 7 – New Jersey and Ohio
  • Jan. 14  – Delaware and Maryland
  • Jan. 21  – New York City, Virginia and Washington D.C.
  • Jan. 28 – Connecticut, Massachusetts and North Carolina