DOWNINGTON, Pa.—Victory Brewing Company (Victory) announces another first with the introduction of Sour Monkey, a deliciously puckering Belgian-style Tripel incorporating multiple fermentations via three different yeasts. Swinging from the same tree as its GABF Gold Medal award-winning cousin, Golden Monkey this deliciously sharp brew commands respect.
A result of the visionary enthusiasm of Victory Brewing Company’s brewers, Sour Monkey playfully tantalizes taste buds into a electrified frenzy by combining juicy Tettnang and Hallertrau whole flower hops with Pilsner malt and coriander seed before bringing in the fun and the funk of unique yeast varieties. With an ABV of 9.5%, Sour Monkey delivers a punch with the pure taste of Victory.
Available throughout Victory’s 36 state distribution footprint, Sour Monkey’s suggested retail price for a 750 ml bottle is approximately $9.00, but varies upon location. Use Victory’s Beerfinder to discover a nearby location, or download the free Victory Mobile app for Android or iPhone.
Rapidly rising in popularity within the craft beer market, sour ales fully leverage the different and sometimes temperamental fermentation patterns of non-standard yeasts like Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus. These yeasts are often treated like the unwanted guest at the brewing party due to volatility and lack of control they tend to bring. Depending on the recipe, fermentation control, and final blending within the brewing process, the results can lend themselves to exciting, savory nuances, which, by comparison, may be lacking in other craft beers.
“We’ve been researching and wanting to create a brew like Sour Monkey for a very long time, ” said Victory’s President and Brewmaster, Bill Covaleski. “We feel a beer like this, putting an enormous twist on one of our most beloved brands, will open up another level of appreciation for the art of craft beer. We are really excited to share this unique brew with our fans and hope they are as proud to drink it as we are to have made it.”
About Victory Brewing Company
Victory Brewing Company is a craft brewery headquartered in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Founded by childhood friends, Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet, Victory officially opened its doors in February of 1996. In addition to the original Downingtown brewery and brewpub, Victory recently opened a second state-of-the-art brewery in Parkesburg, PA to expand production capabilities and serve fans of fully flavored beers in 35 states with innovative beers melding European ingredients and technology with American creativity. To learn more about Victory Brewing Company visit us on the web at www.victorybeer.com.