August 12, 2016 – Victory Brewing will take fans from summer to fall with the release of Sour Monkey and Moonglow Weizenbock.
Sour Monkey is a sharp twist on Golden Monkey their Belgian-style Tripel, while Moonglow Weizenbock is a spicy and fruity dark amber wheat. Sour Monkey was a new addition to the line up in 2015 and this year’s release packs a punch at 9.5% ABV. Moonglow has been a Victory staple for 15 years at 8.7% and both beers are hitting the shelves in August. Refreshingly tart, Sour Monkey says “au revoir” to summer while Moonglow is the perfect welcome ‘bock’ to autumn.
Returning for its second season, Sour Monkey incorporates multiple fermentations – the first of which incorporates Westmalle yeast that lends itself to the traditional ‘monkey’ character for which it’s named. The sour, Brettanomyces-infused Tripel is a transformation of Victory’s beloved, Golden Monkey. Sour Monkey combines whole flower hops with Pilsner malt and coriander before adding the fun and funk of non-standard yeast varieties. These yeasts are known for their volatility and are often left out of the brewing process due to their hard to control nature. However, the brewers at Victory have harnessed the power of the yeast with a unique recipe, fermentation control, and final blending within the brewing process, to create exciting, savory nuances. Sour Monkey is available across the 37 states where Victory is sold in 750 ml bottles retailing at approximately $9.
Moonglow Weizenbock originates from German brewing tradition utilizing whole flower German hops and German malts. A rich, dark beer it is brewed with over 50% malted wheat, making it a traditional unfiltered Bavarian weizenbock. Fruity, spicy and nutty aromas create deep warmth and flavors of clove, vanilla and honey make it an ideal sipper. Moonglow is available in 12 oz. bottles across Victory’s footprint for approximately $9.99/four pack.
Victory Brewing is available in 37 states: AL, AK, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, NV, NH, NJ, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, PR, RI, SC, TN, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI. And if you are traveling and want a taste of home, Victory beers are also available internationally in Australia, Germany, Grand Cayman Islands, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Singapore, Sweden and the UK.
Victory Brewing Company is a craft brewery founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Downingtown, PA.