Victory & Fat Head’s to Release Collaboration Wet-Hopped Brew for Cleveland Beer Week
Beer name “United” celebrates camaraderie of brewing culture.
CLEVELAND, OH – Victory Brewing Company and Fat Head’s Brewery are please to announce that United — their collaboratively brewed, wet-hopped pilsner — will be released for Cleveland Beer Week, beginning on October 19, 2012.
United, which will be available on-draft at select locations, is a style-bending beer that can only be classified as a “pale-sner,” meaning the brew integrates pungent and tangy American hops as typical of pale ales, while exhibiting the lean malt structure of a pilsner.
Brewmasters Bill Covaleski (Victory) and Matt Cole (Fat Head’s) got together in mid-September to brew using freshly harvested wet hops per the recipe they designed via email over the summer. The resulting beer features the grassy, lemon-like character of the American and European hopping with the crisp, dry finish of a pilsner.
“When Matt explained he hoped use all of the 120 lbs. of vine-fresh Citra hops that had arrived the day before, I felt challenged and exhilarated to create unity,” said Victory Brewing Company President and Brewmaster Bill Covaleski. “In this brew, we really did bring our common expertise and wild ambitions to a rational and delicious conclusion.”
Find Fat Head’s Victory United at Fat Head’s Brewery, The Winking Lizard and The Greenhouse Tavern from October 19-27.
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