It turns out that Victory Brewing Co. is releasing not one, but two different beers to commemorate its anniversary.
The new beer is 21st Birthday IPA, a 5.2 percent ABV IPA that incorporates whole flower cone hops. This is the second beer that the Downingtown, Pa.-based brewery will be releasing to celebrate its 21st anniversary, after news came to light of Jubilee, a 12 percent ABV “biere de champagne” brewed with champagne yeast and German blanc hops and packaged in 750ml bottles.
Victory was founded by childhood friends Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet, and officially opened its doors in February 1996. Earlier this year, Victory commemorated its 20th anniversary in the same way, releasing Anniversary XX Imperial Pilsner in 750ml bottles ($9.99), an 8.5 percent ABV imperial pilsner brewed with German barley malts as well as Hallertauer Mittelfrüh, Spalt and tettnang hops. In addition, the brewery released Anniversary 20, a 5.5 percent ABV “experimental” IPA brewed with Idaho 7 hops that was packaged in 12-ounce bottles.
According to labels filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), 21st Birthday IPA will be packaged in 12-ounce bottles. An email sent to the brewery for additional information was not immediately returned.