Another Round of Q&A

Thank you to all of our blog readers, Facebook followers, Twitter friends, Instagram addicts, 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: Lately, I’ve seen a lot of online photos of fans posing with Victory swag. What’s that all about?Screen shot 2013-07-30 at 4.35.07 PM
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 caloriesScreen shot 2013-07-30 at 4.37.38 PM
  • 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!

 

4 Responses to Another Round of Q&A

  1. Lon July 31, 2013 at 3:10 PM #

    Why has Hop Wallop become a Seasonal Brew??? IT Is the best Brew Of Any Kind, Anywhere…Checked 5 different places last week to get my “Birthday Case” and all sold out…..you’re killing me!!!!

  2. Pat August 21, 2013 at 4:39 PM #

    Interested post, Lon. But I don’t think it will be a seasonal. Looks to me more like a permanent move at least for a couple of years. Check this out…

    http://www.victorybeer.com/news/victory-is-brewing-new-beers-announced-changing-autumn-and-winter-offerings/

  3. Sandy February 7, 2014 at 10:38 PM #

    How about calorie counts for V- Twelve and Old Horizonal? Better yet, give us calorie counts for all your beers!

    • Victory Brewing Company February 10, 2014 at 1:13 PM #

      Hi Sandy!
      Here are the calorie counts for the two specific beers you requested…
      V-12: 680 calories per 22oz. bottle
      Old Ho: 760 calories per 750mL. bottle.

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