Victory to Debut Red Wine Barrel-Aged Porter on November 21

Victory to Debut Red Wine Barrel-Aged Porter on November 21

Brewery’s Popular Baltic Thunder, Aged for Three Months, to Emerge as “Red Thunder”

DOWNINGTOWN, PA – On Wednesday, November 21, Victory Brewing Company will release its first-ever wine barrel-aged beer: Red Thunder.

Victory Brewing Company is known for melding traditional styles and unique concepts to produce the highest quality, full flavored beers. Red Thunder does just that. By aging their popular Baltic Thunder in once-used red wine barrels from Wente Vineyards, Victory Brewing Company created Red Thunder. The burnished cocoa creaminess of the Baltic-style porter is accented by the tannic dryness of the wood to produce a rich, fruity final product.

“While enjoying our first batch of Baltic Thunder in 2007, Ron and I immediately sensed that the deep complexities of this nuanced brew left almost no room for improvement,” said Victory Brewing Company President and Co-Brewmaster Bill Covaleski. “But as our experience with Baltic Thunder grew, we became intrigued with barrel-aging it, and red wine barrels proved to deliver the perfect level of flavor enhancement.”

Packaged in 750 mL corked bottles, Red Thunder will be available at Victory Brewing Company’s Downingtown retail store beginning on Wednesday, 11/21 and in additional markets shortly after. Red Thunder will be distributed throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts and Ohio.

Alcohol by volume is 8.5%.

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2 Responses to Victory to Debut Red Wine Barrel-Aged Porter on November 21

  1. Gary December 28, 2013 at 8:23 PM #

    How many total carbohydrates does your delicious Red Thunder have in the 750 mL bottle?

    • Victory Brewing Company December 30, 2013 at 3:09 PM #

      Hi Gary! There are about 61g of carbohydrates total in a bottle of Red Thunder.


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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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