Haiku To You

We are absolutely floored by the haiku submissions many of you sent to us as part of our Inspired by Victory Winter Haiku Contest. Who knew that so many Victory fans were poets? Now we are really curious, which came first: the poet or the booze?

The purpose of the Inspired by Victory contest series is to find out how our brews stimulate your creative side. Based on what we received, it seems that our creations (and the possibility of a cash prize) transform beer drinkers into poets.

How did we form this hypothesis? Based on the whopping 145 haikus we received. That, and the fact that even Brewmaster Bill Covaleski couldn’t resist playing along.

Enjoy his verses below and then head over to our contest page to comment on your favorite fan submissions.

bitter becomes sweet
a reverie unfolding
I sip my HopDevil

made by bill and ron
this liquid delights me so
head of barley bliss

did I hear my name
adrift in a hoppy sea
Storm King, it is you

with a task to do
aimless I now wonder at
this Golden Monkey

– K.N.

One Response to Haiku To You

  1. Beer Forum January 24, 2012 at 8:02 PM #

    That’s awesome. Excellent work by everyone that submitted.

    I will be in within the next few weeks to have a fresh off the tap Golden Monkey. I am sure I will be inspired to jot a few words down about it.


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The story of Victory Brewing Company starts on a school bus in 1973 when fifth-graders Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski stepped aboard, on their way to a new school. The two became fast friends and remained so, even as they grew up and went to college on opposite coasts. Just months out of college, Bill’s appreciation of good beer and access to his father’s home brewing equipment inspired him to explore the hobby. That same year (1985), Bill gave Ron a home brewing kit as a Christmas gift. With that, both Bill and Ron developed their love of the craft…
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