What’s More Fun than a Barrel of Monkeys? Barrel Aged Golden Monkey
Victory Brewing Company is experimenting with aging beer in wine barrels. In November the Downingtown brewery will be releasing Red Thunder, red wine barrel-aged Baltic Thunder Porter. It’s the latest barrel-aged beer for Victory, and should add tannic dryness to the cocoa creaminess of the Baltic-style porter and produce a rich, fruity final product.
But this isn’t the only barrel-aged beer in the pipeline for Victory Brewing. We discovered the brewery has gotten labels approved for White Monkey, a version of their oh so popular (and oh so dangerous) Golden Monkey. White Monkey is Golden Monkey that has been aged in American oak barrels that once matured white wine, the beer should pick up nuances of flavor that will only make it a more playful beverage.
A public release date hasn’t been set for White Monkey but Victory Red Thunder will be released at the brewery on Wednesday, November 21st (the day before Thanksgiving). They’re celebrating with a pre-turkey day breakfast and will have the 750 ml corked bottles available for sale.
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