Victory Brewing is set to release an anniversary beer in 2011. This release celebrates the brewery, the neighbors and friends of their home city Downingtown, Pennsylvania, and Brandywine creek for which the water for brewing flows – this beer debuts February 15th, 2011.
From The Victory Beer Blog:
Reflecting over the years as we approach our 15th anniversary here at Victory, we can’t help but be struck by the realization that Downingtown has made a great home for Victory. From the enthusiastic throngs that crowd our brewpub to enjoy our creative, flavorful beers and cuisine to the natural charms of the area, we are blessed with good fortune. As the active community contributor we’ve been over those years, we recognize our opportunity to both utilize and protect these assets. Chief among those assets is the pure water we receive from the East Branch of the Brandywine Creek that begins its journey to us just under 14 miles from where we brew with it. We’ll be celebrating this water (insert your lite beer joke here) with our anniversary beer, Headwaters Pale Ale, due to be released February 15, 2011. Now, considering that beer is the product of four simple ingredients and the three other than water rely on water for their existence, we’ve had a fair amount of latitude in paying homage to water in our beer. So, we’ve played all of our cards deftly, bringing the hops, malt and yeast in harmony, with our great local water as the conductor in Headwaters Pale Ale.
It is unclear currently how far this beer will travel, but early talk is that it will reach all markets where Victory beer is sold. Below is a picture of Victory co-founder Bill Covaleski standing in Brandywine Creek. Doesn’t it make you thirsty?
Ships: Late February 2011