The weather is about to get warmer, the days are about to get longer, and Victory Summer Love has returned with a fresh look.
For 9 years now, Victory Summer Love has the “unofficial” start to summer for the Downington, Pennsylvania based brewery. In 2015, the brewery debuted the summer sipper in 12-ounce cans, ensuring the beer’s place at every outdoor event all season long.
In 2018, Victory is giving you more love to drink. Not only is Summer Love sporting a new look, but you’ll also find it in new 15-packs.
“Summer Love is designed for easy, yet flavorful drinking. The hop selection played a big part. We chose hops like Citra that produce a pleasant, citrusy dryness. Brewing a beer light in body with a clean, citrusy finish makes it the perfect thirst quencher for our fans to enjoy.” – Ron Barchet, Victory Co-Founder and Brewmaster
Victory Summer Love is available in 12-oucne bottles, as well as 12 & 16-ounce cans from March to August 2018.
Style: Blonde Ale
Hops: Whole flower Tettnang Tettnang, Simcoe and Citra hops
Malts: Imported 2 row German malts
Can Debut: Mid-May, 2015
Latest Return: March 2018
Victory Blood Orange IPA is on deck for the Pennsylvania based brewery.
Blood Orange and touch of agave syrup are the stars of this forthcoming India pale ale. The brewery previously released an IPA brewed with agave in their Blackboard Series.
This rose-colored IPA explodes with citrus aromas, flavors of blood orange, and smooth maltiness.
Victory Blood Orange IPA will be available in 12-ounce bottles and draft. The brewery has not yet announced this release.
A beer that might have you dreaming of warmer temperatures. Victory Homegrown American Lager is on deck by the Pennsylvania based brewery.
Using American whole cone hops, the brewery touts this future lager at “distinctly resinous”. Victory may lean towards German whole flower hops like Hallertau, and European styles like pilsner and radler, Homegrown New American Lager features Yakima, Washington grown hops. Brewed just outside the birthplace of America – Philadelphia. Seems pretty “homegrown” to us.
All-American hop aromatics-dank aroma. Dry-hopped aggressively. Full flavor, but dry finish. Clean VBC lager profile.
Victory Homegrown New American Lager is slated to be a draft, 12 ounce can, and bottle release. The brewery has not yet announced this beer.
Availability: 12oz Cans, 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Victory Kirsch Gose the Downingtown, Pennsylvania brewery’s seasonal gose, returns to shelves once again March 1st.
Cherries are truly the star in this slightly tart, sour beer. The fruit is fresh, the finish is tart, wrapped up in a light bodied ale. Perfect for spring. New for 2017, the beer is available in 6 packs (4 packs previously).
A bold and bright step outside the norm, this new twist on an old-world German brewing process excites your senses with the sharp and sweet burst of fresh cherries. Effervescent and sublime, this session ale has an enticing and satisfying cherry fruit character. European tradition and American ingenuity come together in the truest sense as you Taste Victory in Kirsch Gose.
Look for Victory Kirsch Gose is available 12oz bottles and draft again March 1st, 2017.
Pic: Victory Brewing Company
Almost every brewery in the U.S. has some sort of pilot system where the full scale recipes are born. From there, a delicate balance is maintained between the year-round offerings, seasonals, and great small batch recipes the brewers dream up. Those tasty experiments are where Victory Tank to Table Series comes to fruition.
Victory plans on releasing the brewers creations in 16 ounce cans, every other month. The only downside to this experiment is that initially, these releases are brewpub only.
Expect Tank to Table Series to include a Double IPA, Pilsner, and a Sour.
First release date has not be announced.
Victory Sour Monkey a twist on the brewery’s year round favorite, Golden Monkey is now available in 12 ounce bottles for the first time. The Belgian-style tripel has spent some time undergoing multiple fermentations via three different yeasts.
The first yeast in the trio is Westmalle yeast (made famous by the Belgian Trappist brewery), used in the Golden Monkey base beer. The sour and wild characteristics come from a blend of Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus bacteria.
A result of the visionary enthusiasm of Victory Brewing Company’s brewers, Sour Monkey playfully tantalizes taste buds into a electrified frenzy by combining juicy Tettnang and Hallertrau whole flower hops with Pilsner malt and coriander seed before bringing in the fun and the funk of unique yeast varieties. With an ABV of 9.5%, Sour Monkey delivers a punch with the pure taste of Victory.
Victory Sour Monkey is once again in 12 ounce bottles in all of the brewery’s 57 state distribution footprint. Estimated retail price of $11.99.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Seasonal release.
Latest Return: January, 2017
Above image image: Beer Street Journal