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Cellar: Victory Storm King 2011-2013

Cellar: Victory Storm King 2011-2013

Back in 2011, when I was fresh into beer, I decided that Victory’s Storm King Stout would be a nice beer to start my cellar. When I lived in Pennsylvania, it was a local beer that was relatively easy to find, so it all came together. A lot has happened since then, including the decision by Victory to sell Storm King in four packs, instead of six packs. I was so taken aback by the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Cellar, Russian Imperial Stout, Victory Brewing Co.

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.

2012 Winter Stout Fest

2012 Winter Stout Fest

What’s in a date? If the date was this past Saturday, December 15th, it would mean that it was time for my 3rd Winter Stout Fest. After the success of last year’s Winter Stout Fest, I decided to hold it at my house again. There was such a buzz this year that there was talk on Google+ about chartering a 787 to bring people to Virginia. Saturday’s Lineup included: Alaskan 2008 Smoked Porter Brooklyn Black Ops 2011 Cigar City … Read entire article »

Filed under: Tastings

Victory Red Thunder: A Release to be Enjoyed

Victory Red Thunder: A Release to be Enjoyed

Editor’s Note: This is another of what we hope are many contributions from our readers. These guest posts come from our friends, followers, and fellow beer geeks who have something they want to share. If you’ve attended a great event, tasted a rare beer, want to give your favorite brewery some love, or share anything else beer related feel free to send us an email at thebeercircle@gmail.com and let us know! I have never been all that into Porters, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baltic Porter, Beer, Beer Release, Breweries, Victory Brewing Co.

Cellar: Victory Golden Monkey 2011

Cellar: Victory Golden Monkey 2011

Victory Golden Monkey has been a go-to beer for me ever since I turned 21 in good old Central PA. I liked the taste, and the nearly 10% ABV had the desired effects on a college student. Now that I can appreciate the beer a bit more, I decided to put a 750ml bottle in my cellar to see how it holds up. The results were pretty surprising. Golden Monkey 2012 Beer Stats Style: Tripel Serving: Bottle Size: 12oz ABV: 9.50% BA … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer, Cellar, Tripel, Victory Brewing Co.

Beer at the Ballpark: Citizens Bank Park

Beer at the Ballpark: Citizens Bank Park

In an amusing turn of events, our second entry for Beer at the Ballpark will come from the Pittsburgh sports fans arch rival: Philadelphia. When Russ said that a “vast majority” of our writers are Pittsburgh fans, he really meant “everyone except Paige.” I’m a Chicago Cubs fan, but when given the chance to go to a Sunday afternoon game, I jumped at the opportunity. We had spend the previous day bar hopping for Philly … Read entire article »

Filed under: Beer at the Ballpark

Event: Monk’s Cafe Beers of the Cellar

Event: Monk’s Cafe Beers of the Cellar

At our Eclipse tasting, Jeff’s friend Matt informed me of a rare “Beers of the Cellar” event at Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia, on April 10, 2012. Considering I could only dream of what they sell at the bar, getting a taste of Tom’s cellar was too good to pass up–even at $95 a ticket. The dinner featured beers older than I am, sours of many vintages, and a six-course meal. I rolled into Monks a bit … Read entire article »

Filed under: Barleywine, Bars, Brauerei Schloss Eggenberg, Cantillon, Cider, Domaine Familial Louis Dupont, Dopplebock, Gueuze, J.W. Lees & Co., Kriek, Monk's Cafe, Port Brewing Co., Quad, Victory Brewing Co.