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Victory White Monkey

Victory White Monkey

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! I decided to unlock the Untappd Badge celebrate the day by trying something different. A new offering from Victory, White Monkey takes the Golden Monkey recipe and ages it for three months in American Oak barrels that previously held white wine. After picking it up from a local pizza/bottle shop, I wanted to see how this stacked up to Golden Monkey. White Monkey Beer Stats Style: Belgian Tripel Serving: Bottle Size: 750 mL ABV: 9.50% BA Score: 89 RB Score: 88 … Read entire article »

Filed under: Tripel, Victory Brewing Co.

Russian River Damnation Batch 23

Russian River Damnation Batch 23

Every 23 batches of Russian River’s Damnation is destined for special treatment, as head brewmaster Vinnie Cilurzo spices up the recipe and tosses the result onto oak chips for almost a month to transform the beer. So why 23? Pretty much every Russian River label tosses in the number as an Easter Egg somewhere in the illustration, but Damnation is the only one to receive a recipe change for each 23rd iteration. Its label sheds some … Read entire article »

Filed under: Oak, Russian River Brewing Co., Tripel