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Q: Lately, I’ve seen a lot of online photos of fans posing with Victory swag. What’s that all about?
A: That’s our Victory on Vacation contest! 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: What is the freshness window on Prima? I got a bunch tonight dated “best by Oct 09 13.”
A: The freshness window for Prima Pils is five-months, meaning, your Prima was packaged on May 9th of this year. Here’s a freshness reference guide for a few of our popular brews:
- Five-month shelf lives: Prima Pils, Headwaters Pale Ale, HopDevil IPA, Victory Lager, Summer Love, Swing Session Saison
- Three-year shelf lives: Golden Monkey
- Five-year shelf lives: Storm King Stout
Q: I’ve got six bottles of Yakima Glory left from the case I bought in January. I’m thinking about keeping three of them in the basement and letting them age for a year or two. Any word on how Yakima ages?
A: The best course of action would be to consume them immediately. The large hop presence in Yakima Glory degrades rather quickly. The beer will taste very poorly in a year or two if it doesn’t already.
Q: How many calories are in a 12 oz. bottle of Summer Love?
A: Some of our beers are more swimsuit-conscience than others. Below are the calorie counts per 12 ounces bottle, for a few of our most popular brands:
- Golden Monkey: 270 calories
- Headwaters: 160 calories
- HopDevil IPA: 215 calories
- Prima Pils: 165 calories
- Storm King Stout: 290 calories
- Summer Love: 160 calories
- Victory Lager: 145 calories
Q: You haven’t released a barrel aged beer since February. What gives? When can I expect to see another one on the shelves?
A: You will be happy to know that Red Thunder will be making its return in August 2013, a little earlier that last year’s debut. Stay tuned for more details!