Victory & Fat Head’s to Release Collaboration Wet-Hopped Brew for Cleveland Beer Week

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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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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