Righteous Felon Jerky Cartel and Victory Brewing Company® Release Victorious B.I.G. – Beer Infused Gastronomy

West Chester, PA – Righteous Felon Jerky Cartel (Righteous Felon) and Victory Brewing Company (Victory) are pleased to announce the release of Victorious B.I.G., an all-natural, Storm King infused beef jerky.


Righteous Felon and Victory started creating sample batches of jerky in July of 2013. After many potent combinations of Storm King Stout, Storm King wort* and local Black Angus beef, Victorious B.I.G. was born. The final product balances the rich sweetness of wort with the dark, espresso-like roasted notes in Storm King for a sweet and savory beef jerky that finishes with a burst of black pepper.

“As huge craft beer fans, it’s a dream come true to be working with Victory, our hometown brewery that introduced us to, and inspired our passion of, the craft of flavor,” said Brendan Cawley, Chief Trafficking Officer of Righteous Felon Jerky Cartel.

The recipe was perfected in March, but the relationship started brewing long before that. Righteous Felon’s founders were raised in Downingtown, PA and have been frequenting Victory since its doors opened in 1996. At that time, Root Beer was the Cartel’s beer of choice, but Storm King stole the show once the boys came of age. Through first pints, graduations and housewarmings, the stout has been a staple at every celebratory event since. So when the opportunity arose to collaborate with Victory and create a jerky recipe focused around one of their beers, it was an instantaneous and unanimous decision amongst the RF team. It had to be Storm King.

Bill Covaleski, President and Brewmaster of Victory Brewing Company shared his thoughts on the collaboration. “Our delicious beers inspire many great notions but the guys of Righteous Felon really turned some heads here with their delicious, Victory beer-infused jerky. We are proud to work with such creative minds to bring these outstanding products to market.”

Victorious B.I.G. will be available at righteousfelon.com, Victory Brewing Company, Di Bruno Bros., Fair Food Farmstand at Reading Terminal, MilkBoy Philadelphia, Kimberton Whole Foods, Bottle Bar East, The Foodery(s), and several other retailers of craft beer and foods immediately following the May 17 launch party at MilkBoy Philadelphia. The retail price is $7.99.

*Wort is a naturally sweet and non-alcoholic liquid that combines the finest malted barley with local Brandywine water. It is harvested fresh from Victory’s brew kettle before the hops and yeast are added, providing the familiar and deeply satisfying flavors reminiscent of our brews, without the buzz.


Righteous Felon was founded in 2012 and is currently headquartered in West Chester, PA. The company specializes in producing and trafficking high-potency beef jerky made with illegal combinations of unique, all-natural ingredients. Their mission is to show the world what real, 100% pure jerky tastes like.

Victory Brewing Company is a privately held craft brewery headquartered in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Begun by Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet, childhood friends who met on a school bus in 1973, the brewery formally began operations in February of 1996. Victory, Pennsylvania’s widely acclaimed brewery and restaurant, now serves fans of fully flavored beers in 34 states with innovative beers melding European ingredients and technology with American creativity. To learn more about Victory Brewing Company visit us on the web at www.victorybeer.com.

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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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