Tastes Like Victory

This Thursday Bridget Foy’s is hosting Victory Brewing for a beer and bites night. 5 beers are being paired with 5 hors d’ouerves for $30.

  • Prima Pils paired with Seared Scallop & Bacon Flatbread
  • Festbier paired with Butternut Squash Risotto Cake
  • Hop Devil paired with Roast Pork & Broccoli Rabe Spring Rolls
  • Moonglow Weizen Bock paired with Short Rib Sliders
  • Storm King Stout paired with Butterscothc Krimpet Tiramisu

On November 5th at 7 pm Jose Garces and Victory are partnering for a beer dinner at Chifa. The event costs $55 and will feature five courses paired with Victory beers including Victory’s newest seasonal, Yakima Twilight (see more on that beer after the jump).

Victory Brewmaster and Owner Bill Covaleski will be on hand to discuss the beers and pairing beer with food.

  • Hiramasa with aji Amarillo leche de tigre, passion fruit and roasted corn paired with Prima Pils
  • Octopus Ceviche with purple olive and avocado paired with WildDevil
  • Grilled Thai Sausage with tamarind chile sauce and jasmine rice paired with Golden Monkey
  • Smoked Rib Eye with revuelto de chorizo and huacatay chimichiri paired with Yakima Twilight
  • Coconut Tapioca with semisweet chocolate cremeux and quinoa chicaronnes paired with Baltic Thunder

In other Victory news and notes, the dangerous Victory Storm King Stout (9.1% ABV) is on the handpump at the Standard Tap and the Moonglow Weizen Bock is out and still excellent.

After the jump, the newest seasonal from the Downingtown brewery.


(Downingtown, PA) — Victory Brewing Company, an independent craft brewery located in Downingtown, PA, has released Yakima Twilight as a new seasonal offering for winter time.

Visit www.victorybeerblog.com to watch Victory’s brewmasters Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet talk about the creation of this new release.

With the January 2009 move of the popular Hop Wallop Ale to the full time portfolio of Victory beers from its former status as a winter seasonal beer, there was a need for a new winter seasonal beer. Yakima Twilight fills that seasonal void left by Hop Wallop. First offered on draft at Victory’s brewpub in the autumn of 2008, Yakima Twilight proved popular with Victory loyalists.

“We strive to keep an exciting array of beers in development for our audience to eventually enjoy. To some extent, our restaurant serves as a great focus group, allowing our customers to tell us which newly developed beers that they really enjoy. It makes obvious sense to us to take their suggestions and continue producing beers that they find appealing.” said Bill Covaleski, president and co-brewmaster of Victory Brewing Company.

With four hops from America’s heartland of hop-growing, the Yakima Valley of Washington State, Yakima Twilight serves as a celebration of American hops. “I thought of hop farmers as I formulated this beer. I wanted to create a malty platform to showcase the intense flavors and aromas that these dedicated hop-farmers have developed in their wonderful hops.” stated Ron Barchet, CEO and co-brewmaster of Victory.

Dark malts are also featured in Yakima Twilight making for a challenging beer to brew as achieving balance between the strong flavors of fresh, whole flower hops and deeply roasted malts is no easy feat. The brewmasters and brewers are confident that they have struck that balance in this unique, strong ale that weighs in at 8.7% a.b.v.

Victory Brewing Company [Official Site]