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US - Victory

DK PublishingDK Publishing 2/07/2014 DKBooks


420 Acorn Lane, Downingtown, PA, 19335

Victory Brewing founders Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski—who met on a school bus in 1973—traveled much of the beer world, apprenticed in Germany, and worked in US micro-breweries before starting their own in 1996. The breadth of their interests is reflected in the range of their beers, and their new brewhouse is designed to produce almost any style in a traditional manner. They earned an early reputation for hoppy American beers, and their Belgian-inspired ales are among their most popular.

Brewing secret

Victory has long-term contracts with German hop-growers to assure the availability of authentic ingredients for their lagers.

Prima Pils

beer style: Pilsner
alcohol content: 5.3% ABV

Fresh flowery aromas, cookielike palate, and a solidly bitter-rough finish. Sturdy yet delicate.

Golden Monkey

beer style: Triple
alcohol content: 9.5% ABV

Spicy, with hints of banana followed by light pepper. Candy-sweet on the palate, with a dry finish.

Hopdevil IPA

beer style: India Pale Ale
alcohol content: 6.5% ABV

Spicy hop aromas, hop flavors, and woody bitterness throughout, laid on a firm malt base.

Whirlwind Witbier

beer style: Witbier
alcohol content: 5% ABV

Assertive orange, peppery spices, and cloves on the nose. Silky in the mouth, quickly matched by a spicy bite and tart wheat.

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