Featuring four hops from America’s heartland of hop-growing, the Yakima Valley of Washington State, our new Yakima Twilight serves as a celebration of American hops. “I thought of hop farmers as I formulated this beer. I wanted to create a malty platform to showcase the intense flavors and aromas that these dedicated hop-farmers have developed in their wonderful hops.” stated Ron Barchet, CEO and co-brewmaster of Victory.
Dark malts are also featured in Yakima Twilight making for a challenging beer to brew as achieving balance between the strong flavors of fresh, whole flower hops and deeply roasted malts is no easy feat. The brewmasters and brewers are confident that they have struck that balance in this unique, strong ale that weighs in at 8.7% a.b.v.
“We strive to keep an exciting array of beers in development for our audience to eventually enjoy. To some extent, our restaurant serves as a great focus group, allowing our customers to tell us which newly developed beers that they really enjoy. It makes obvious sense to us to take their suggestions and continue producing beers that they find appealing.” said Bill Covaleski, president and co-brewmaster of Victory Brewing Company.
Look for Yakima Twilight in 12 oz. bottles and on draft in most territories served by Victory from November 1 through January 2010. And, if you are in the Philadelphia region, you’ll not want to miss the culinary premiere of Yakima Twilight as The Next Iron Chef competitor, Chef Jose Garces, has paired dishes to Victory beers, including Yakima Twilight, for an exciting event at his Chifa restaurant located at 707 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia, on November 5, 2009.