Victory Brewing Company Adds Twisted Monkey to Year-Round Lineup

VBC_Tap-Sticker_2019_2Victory Brewing Company (Downingtown, Pennsylvania) has officially introduced Twisted Monkey, a Belgian-style Blonde Ale with mango, as its newest Year-Round offering.

Joining Golden Monkey and Sour Monkey to round out the ranks in Victory Brewing’s beloved family of Monkeys, Twisted Monkey is a Belgian-style Blonde Ale that adds a twist of mango to “the same imported malts and Belgian yeast favored by the family.”  Weighing in at just 5.8% ABV, Twisted Monkey – the lightest Monkey of the three – supplies “big flavor refreshment that only the Monkey can deliver.”

Twisted Monkey officially debuted in Victory’s Taprooms on February 15 and is expected to roll out into distribution shortly after the on-site release.  You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and throughout the rest of Victory Brewing Company’s distribution territory.  Prost!

Vital Information for Twisted Monkey from Victory Brewing Company

Release – Year-Round, launching mid-February 2019
Style – Belgian-style Blonde Ale
ABV – 5.8%
Malts – Pilsner
Hops – Tettnang 
Added Ingredients – Mango
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – http://www.victorybeer.com/beerfinder/

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Victory Brewing Packages Sour Monkey in 6-packs, Set to Release Sour Monkey Remix

vbcsourmonkeyremixMonkey Madness continues at Victory Brewing Company (Downingtown, Pennsylvania) with the announcements that Sour Monkey is now available year-round in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and Sour Monkey Remix will see its first limited release on Friday, January 20.

As of January 1, Sour Monkey has officially returned in 2017 as a Year-Round offering from Victory Brewing.  Not only is it rocking this new portfolio designation, it is also sporting some new packaging in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles.  This was all made possible thanks to the many craft beer fans that just could not get enough of this “tastefully tart twist” on Golden Monkey, the brewery’s wildly popular Belgian-style Tripel.  Starting with the same base recipe as Golden Monkey, Sour Monkey gets a funky, tart and sour character by way of an introduction to lactobacillus and a “secondary fermentation with two strains of Brettanomyces yeast.”  This results in a surprisingly easy-drinking, 9.5% ABV Sour Brett Tripel that boasts “a sharp, citrus-laden tang [that] makes this brew a Monkey all its own!”  Sour Monkey 6-packs are available now at craft beer retailers in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of Victory’s 35 state distribution footprint for the suggested retail price of $11.99 (price may vary by location).

Victory Brewing plans to take Monkey mania to another level on January 20 by introducing their fans to a new variant of Sour Monkey that has been aptly named Sour Monkey Remix.  This version continues the evolution of Golden Monkey by aging Sour Monkey in Chardonnay barrels.  This process adds depth to the brew by imparting “aromas of white oak and vanilla” and “tart, lemon flavors and oak from the barrels.”  Once completed, Sour Monkey Remix ultimately comes together to be “a very balanced and drinkable beer with a bone-dry finish.”  On Friday, January 20, Victory Brewing will release a limited supply of Sour Monkey Remix on draft and in 750ml bottles ($22 each) exclusively at their Downingtown, Kennett Square and Parkesburg brewpub locations.  This offering will not see distribution and will not last long.

Sour Monkey Remix will most likely prove to be a tough get (as it should be), but we can all easily find solace in the fact that we now have access to sixers of Sour Monkey all year long.  That’s a pretty fantastic consolation in my book.  Prost!

Vital Information for Sour Monkey from Victory Brewing Company

Release – Year-Round as of January 1, 2017
Style – American Wild Ale
ABV – 9.5%
Malts – Pilsner
Hops – Tettnang Tettnang
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – http://www.victorybeer.com/beerfinder/

Vital Information for Sour Monkey Remix from Victory Brewing Company

Release – Extremely Limited, Brewpub-only release beginning on January 20
Style – American Wild Ale
ABV – 9.5%
Malts – Pilsner
Hops – German Tettnang Tettnang
Treatment – Aged in Chardonnay barrels
Availability – 750ml bottles & draft

Sour Monkey returns for Victory Brewing Company

SM_750Bottle_RC(RGB)Victory Brewing Company (Downingtown, Pennsylvania) announced this week that Sour Monkey Sour Brett Tripel is returning to craft beer shelves this month.

It may be the sister beer to the Victory Brewing staple Golden Monkey Belgian-style Tripel, but Sour Monkey Sour Brett Tripel has certainly made a name for itself since it debuted back in 2015.  This offering starts with that Tripel base of whole flower hops, Pilsner malts and coriander, and even gets a primary fermentation with the Westmalle yeast strain that is so present and beloved in Golden Monkey.  Sour Monkey then sees a secondary fermentation with brettanomyces and other “non-standard yeast varieties” to achieve its sharp tart note and signature funkiness.  This offering comes together as a  9.5% ABV ale that is sure to challenge and delight your palate with each sip taken.

Sour Monkey is available for a limited time in 750 ml bottles for the suggested retail price of $9 (price may vary upon location).  Look for this offering to turn up any day now at select craft beer-friendly establishments in Alabama, Florida and throughout Victory’s 37 state distribution area.  Sour Ales are ridiculously popular right now, so be sure to snag yourself a bottle of Sour Monkey before it disappears with a quickness.  Prost!

Vital Information on Sour Monkey Sour Brett Tripel from Victory Brewing Company

Release – Seasonal, August 2016 release
ABV – 9.5%
Hops – Whole Flower Tettnang Tettnang
Malt – Pilsner
Packaging – 750 ml bottles for suggested retail price of $9