“Blackboard Beer Specials” From Victory

The brewpub at the Victory Brewing Co. in Parkesburg | All photographs by Bradley Maule

The brewpub at the Victory Brewing Co. in Parkesburg | Bradley Maule

Noticing how much patrons like the one-off blackboard specials at their brewpubs, Victory co-owners Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet are trying something new this year: blackboard beer specials.

Each of four seasonal specials will rotate through the pubs and distribution for three months, starting now with the Agave IPA with Grapefruit, followed by Dry-Hopped Brett Pils, Berliner Weisse with Elderflower and Oatmeal Porter with Hazelnut.

“Much like our talented chefs make menu changes, we followed suit to bring ‘specials’ to our fans from the blackboard to the bottle or tap,” Covaleski said in a statement.

The Victory team is releasing the IPA in bottles and the pilsner in kegs then alternating the rest of the year. Speaking of the IPA, here’s how the brewery describes it: “Brewed with four American hops that juxtapose strong and bitter aromas against agave and grapefruit additions to create a light, citric bite. The ale is fresh, crisp and bracing, reminiscent of a ripe, ruby red grapefruit. The sweet agave syrup provides a perfect foil to the tartness of the grapefruit resulting in a juicy winter fruit beer.”

I wonder if they can fit that on a blackboard…

Victory Brewing [Official]