Time for a Little Q&A

Each and every month, you continue to amaze us with your curiosity. Thank you for caring about what we do and for reaching out with your inquiries.

Keep those questions coming! Send them to brewmaster@victorybeer.com and we will address them in an upcoming post. If we missed your question this time around, feel free to submit it again!

Q: Any chance you guys will/are making a pumpkin beer for the fall?
A: The simple fact of the matter is that Ron and Bill are not fans of pumpkin beers. When asked this question, Bill responded: “We hate to deny our fans a Victory version, but the passion is simply not within us to make one. What constitutes a great pumpkin beer if you think that the style simply sucks?”

Q: I was wondering if we’ll see Dark Intrigue again this year.
A: With two great batches of Dark Intrigue under our belts, both figuratively and literally, we believe it’s time to shift our focus toward other opportunities. We are pretty sure you’ll be pleased with where our muses lead us when late November rolls around this year…

Q:
I like a good roasty stout, but Donnybrook is a bit too low in alcohol and Storm King is quite a bit too high in alcohol for my taste. Have you ever considered a medium-strength stout – say around 6 % ABV?
A: This is an interesting idea that we’ve never considered, though we have made porters approaching 6%. It’s certainly a thought for future brewing. Thanks.

Q: I am a big fan of Summer Love. Is it considered a Kolsch style Ale?
A: Summer Love is not a Kolsch style ale, though we can see why you might place it near that style. It can be classified as a “blonde ale,” which is a style permitted to display a broad range of characteristics. We feel that Summer Love Ale brings both excitement and comfort to the blonde ale category. The citrusy nose promises the excitement of an IPA, while the European hops in the middle give it earthy and comfortable familiarity. After all, blondes do have more fun.

Q: I’ve come to really crave good, craft brewed session beers–they are hard to find. It’d be great to see more beers that are smooth, tasty and around 4% alcohol in six packs or cases. How about brewing something like Uncle Teddy’s or an ESB or pale-ale style beer that’s smooth, loaded with flavor and (in relative terms) light on the alcohol.
A: We agree that there is need for bottled session beers, but our bottled beer portfolio is just too crowded to allow another right now. Some of these kids have to move out of the house someday!

2 Responses to Time for a Little Q&A

  1. Andrew Boerum September 4, 2012 at 9:18 AM #

    “What constitutes a great pumpkin beer if you think that the style simply sucks?”

    Glad we agree, and glad you’re not wasting efforts on one.

  2. Victory October 29, 2012 at 11:29 AM #

    We’ve got a new answer to this question –

    Q: I like a good roasty stout, but Donnybrook is a bit too low in alcohol and Storm King is quite a bit too high in alcohol for my taste. Have you ever considered a medium-strength stout – say around 6 % ABV?

    A: We just brewed a medium-strength stout. We’re calling it Midlands Stout and you can get it now in the brewpub on draft or cask. YUM!

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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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