Victory Java Cask will return this year on Black Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016.
Victory Java Cask is a coffee based beer, brewed in collaboration with Philadelphia based bar, restaurant and music venue, Johnny Brendas. The beer was additionally aged in bourbon barrels. A picture the brewery posted to Instagram mentioned the beer has been pulled from said barrels and blended.
Victory Java Cask debuted last year on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 (aka “Dark Wednesday”). It returns again on Dark Wednesday 2016. This year will also debut Java Cask Rye.
This year however, it will then be available in Victory’s distribution states that allow over 14% ABV beer. Due to its high alcohol by volume, the beer can’t be sold in 4 of the brewery’s distribution states.
Last year, Victory Brewing Company released Java Cask, a coffee bourbon-barrel aged imperial stout. It was nothing short of amazing. It picked right up where Dark Intrigue left off. Now, Victory Java Cask Rye will soon wow its fans as well.
Victory Java Cask Rye is described the same as it’s boozy predecessor, but this time featuring rye whiskey barrels. This release will join Java Cask as a part of the brewery’s “Dark Wednesday” event on November 23rd.
Bad news first. Java Cask Rye will be available exclusively at Victory brewpubs (Downingtown, Parkesburg, and Kennett Square, PA). The good news – Java Cask starts shipping nationally to the brewery’s distribution footprint, as long as your state allows for beers over 14% alcohol by volume.
Availability: 750ml Bottles
Victory 21st Birthday IPA
Victory Selene Saison, a sister to the brewery’s Helios Ale, has debuted this month.
While Helios Ale is named for the Greek god of the sun Helios, Victory Selene is the goddess of the moon. The base beer is a dark saison, fermented with both Blaugies yeast (a saison yeast) and Brettanomyces yeast.
Selene delivers notes of chocolate and clove funk, while rye blends with herbal and spicy whole flower East Kent Goldings hops to produce a smooth finish.
Selene Saison is available in 750 mililiter bottles and draft, while supplies last.
Style: American Wild Ale
Hops: East Kent Goldings
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft.
Ed Note: Victory Selene Saison debuted September 1st. We received PR on 9/12. Hitting shelves immediately.
Victory Red, a Flemish-style red ale, is on the Pennsylvania based brewery’s lineup in the near future.
This particular type of sour ale got its start in the West Flanders area of Belgium. The sour ale matures in oak barrels with Lactobacillus and/or Sacchromyces. Many bottled Flanders red ales are a blend of young, sweeter, stainless steel fermented beer, and older oak matured beer.
That’s a segway for ‘expertly blended’ seen on the Victory Red label. The brewery touts three years of oak aging that set the stage for the final release.
Our brewers’ passion and dedication to tradition comes to life in this extremely limited Flemish-style sour red ale. Three years in oak barrels, mixed-culture fermentation and expert blending have come together to marry tart and tannic notes from natural oak souring with intense impressions of dark fruit. Join us in savoring the complex and effervescent ale that is Victory Red.
Victory Red will be a 750 milliliter bottle release. The beer has not yet been announced by the brewery.
Style: American Sour/Wild Ale
Availability: 750ml Bottles
The base beer for this is the very well known Victory Golden Monkey, the brewery’s Belgian-style tripel ale, brewed with Westmalle yeast. Victory Sour Monkey takes shape thanks to extended fermentation using Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus (hitting shelves again now).
Victory Sour Monkey Remix takes things a step further with Chardonnay barrel-aging.
Now usually we don’t do this, but sometimes an instant classic is just begging for a Remix. Chardonnay barrel aging puts a whole new spin on our already tastefully twisted Sour Monkey, with notes of vanilla and oak, rounding out its lemony tart tang and dry finish. Experience this exclusive, next level evolution of our beloved Golden Monkey for yourself.
Victory Sour Monkey Remix will be a 750 milliliter bottle conditioned release. The brewery has not officially announced this beer.
Victory Blackboard Series Berliner Weisse with Elderflower is the latest entry in the brewery’s ongoing experimental series.
A blend of Victory’s love of beer and food join forces in a side project of innovation. (The brewery own it’s own beer inspired restaurants making beers like this a no-brainer.) This release features a base beer of berliner weisse, a tart wheat ale, nuanced with the flavor of elderflower.
Herbal and floral aromas emerge from the tart wheat ale as vanilla, wood, and spice impressions compliment a mildly sweet finish, inviting you to Taste Victory!
Victory Blackboard Series Berliner Weisse is the third entry in this new-for-2016 series. Victory Agave IPA with Grapefruit kicked off the line in January, followed by Victory Dry-Hopped Brett Pils. Available in 12 ounce bottles and draft starting in July until December, 2016.