Downingtown, PA,... – As part of its sentimental look back on nearly two decades creating delicious craft beer, Victory Brewing Company (Victory) announces the comebacks of some of their earlier popular brews that made them the craft brewing powerhouse they are today. For the next three months, Victory will lovingly resurrect three different brands to taps across the country. Through November, Hop Wallop will be available, followed by Yakima Glory in December and finally in January, Ten Years Alt will be available on tap from sea to shining sea.
An original homage to the seasonal hop harvest, Hop Wallop a juicy, hoppy Imperial IPA with an 8.5% ABV lives up to its name by packing an all-around flavor punch. Horace ‘Hop’ Wallop made his original debut in 2003 and was given a golden parachute package by the craft brewer in 2013 much to many a fan’s chagrin. Throughout its run, Hop Wallop enjoyed consistently high-ratings from craft beer aficionados and even to this day has quite a fan club. With its whole flower English and American hops and subtly silky malt base, the brilliant amber liquid gold pairs well with burgers, hard cheeses and anything BBQ.
Idolizing and thanking Washington State for the leafy bounty of hops that the Yakima Valley produces, four varieties of American hops from Yakima Valley are used for the dark IPA known as Yakima Glory. Introduced in 2008, Yakima Glory made its last tank to shelf voyage in 2013 on behalf of Victory. Deep malt aromas of crisp pretzels emerge from the pleasantly enormous hop character in the initial impression of this beer. With an ABV of 8.7% it delivers complex satisfaction with a delicious edge and brings lots of cheer to its fans in more ways than one.
Ten Years Alt was created to mark a ten-year achievement, but also to flex some serious creative craft brewer muscle by maintaining its first Dopplesticke in the country status. Released in the dead of winter 2006, its rich malt, toasted bread, toffee and caramel notes combine to warm and refresh. The tastiness and quality craftsmanship shines through in this deep amber lovely brew with an ABV of (8.5%). Fans who remember it and appreciate the style will love this comeback and those who don’t know of it, are encouraged to try it.
“Introducing new brands is very exciting to us and we love the artistic process which is one of the greatest joys of my job,” said Victory’s President and Brewmaster, Bill Covaleski. “On the flip side, the least favorite part of my job is choosing which established brand will have to pass the baton to make room for the new, young gun. I hope our fans will be as delighted as I am to see some of their cherished brands make a comeback and take a walk down memory lane through drinking some really great craft beer.”
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