You Ask, We Answer

Thank you to all of our blog readers, Facebook followers, Twitter friends, e-mail subscribers and beer drinkers for caring enough about what we do here to submit your questions.

Keep ‘em coming by emailing brewmaster@victorybeer.com!

Q: Will you send me a free t-shirt or stickers or something?
A: If you earn it! If you take Victory around the world with you and send us a photo of our beer or our branded merchandise near a recognizable landmark, we will send you a free Victory t-shirt. You show off your love, and we’ll send you some right back!

Q: I’ve heard that some breweries use corn in their grains for brewing. I was wondering if you use corn in your beer?
A: The only Victory beer that has corn added is our Throwback Lager. This is a pre-prohibition style lager that is only available on draft in the spring at our brewpub. All other Victory beers are made with barley or wheat malt. We do add dextrose, which is corn sugar, to some of our beers (Golden Monkey, Hop Wallop, Sunrise Weissbier, Yakima Glory and Storm King).  This sugar shouldn’t impact allergies because its constituents are broken down during fermentation at the brewery, but if you have an allergy we recommend checking with your doctor before drinking the beers we mentioned above.

Q: Eclat Cocoa Lager: Is it coming back?  Please say it is.
A: Thanks for your love of Eclat Cocoa Lager. Brewed with cocoa from West Chester-located Eclat Chocolate, it was a specialty one-time brew in celebration of our Sweet 16th birthday. That said, we occasionally do re-release brands that we expected to be one-offs. While we don’t have plans to brew Cocoa Lager this year, you never know if/when we’ll do it again.

Q: I see there are plans to release a batch of Oak Horizontal but are there any plans to brew and bottle the regular Old Horizontal?
A: This year, we had the availability brew up one batch of Old Horizontal, and chose to do so specifically for the Oak Horizontal project. Old Horizontal is the beer that takes us the longest to brew and as we’re operating at capacity, we have to make the hard decisions about what gets priority. Since we’ve been asked for years to barrel-age some Old Horizontal, we decided to answer that plea this year.

Rest assured, your longing for Old Horizontal has been heard, and we hope to be able to give you what you want next year, once our Parkesburg expansion brewery is up and running.

Q: Can I work for Victory?
A: Maybe! We list all employment opportunities on our website under employment. Take a peek. See if you’re a fit for any of our positions. We’re looking for talented, passionate individuals for a number of openings.
Important: Please do not inundate us with phone calls and resumes. Ability to follow directions is considered as we evaluate candidates for employment.

10 Responses to You Ask, We Answer

  1. Dan November 13, 2012 at 9:07 PM #

    Been drinkin’ the good stuff for more years than most have been alive, Headwater Pale Ale smells like hop heaven and taste better than pancakes buttered on both sides.

  2. Chris November 16, 2012 at 3:24 PM #

    For headwaters in sixtels at Victory brewpub?

  3. Chris November 20, 2012 at 10:52 AM #

    Any update on the Oak Horizontal release date? I want to make sure I take off of work for it.

  4. Victory November 21, 2012 at 11:07 AM #

    Great questions! At this time, we aren’t packaging Headwaters in sixtels. You aren’t the first to ask for this, so we’ll be considering it as we grow. At the moment, sixtel kegs are hard to come by and we don’t have enough to package Headwaters in that format.

    As for Oak Horizontal, we’re expecting it to be available mid-December.

  5. Jeff November 30, 2012 at 12:10 PM #

    Will the Oak Horizontal be a brewery only release, or will it also be distributed at the retail level? If it is to be distributed, can I expect to see a few pop up here in Maine?

    • Victory November 30, 2012 at 3:08 PM #

      Jeff. Great question! We expect Oak Horizontal to make it to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts and Ohio. Unfortunately, it won’t get all the way up to Maine, but maybe you can bribe a friend or family member to seek it out in one of those areas.

  6. Jason December 2, 2012 at 11:54 AM #

    While I’m super excited to try all 3 Oak-aged beers that you guys are releasing, I’d love to see you use freshly emptied barrels (particularly for Old Horizontal). Never the less, I can’t wait to try the Oaked Horizontal.

    Cheers, Morey

  7. Josh December 3, 2012 at 2:35 PM #

    Is there a release date locked in for Oak Horizontal yet? Since it’s not coming to NY, I’d like to get my plans for visiting the brewery locked in.

    • Victory December 3, 2012 at 3:17 PM #

      Hi Josh. No official date. We can tell you that we will release it before Christmas.

  8. Andrew December 6, 2012 at 12:12 AM #

    Hello Victory, I love your guys products, they are great! I was wondering however if you offer any internship opportunities for those who are interested in the brewing career.

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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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