There is a new version of Victory Brewing Co.’s Java Cask being released today for the brewery’s annual Dark Wednesday celebration, and this one was aged in different barrels.
The new incarnation from the Downingtown, Pa.-based brewery is Java Cask Rye, a 14.3 percent ABV imperial stout brewed with Cascade and chinook hops as well as dark roast coffee from Stumptown Coffee Roasters in Portland, Ore. The beer was then aged in rye whiskey barrels for “ample time” before being bottled.
This is the second version of Java Cask to be sold, after the original Java Cask (14.3 percent ABV) was released in 2015. That version incorporated Johnny Brenda’s Costa Rican Fair Trade coffee and was aged in bourbon barrels.
According to an event post on Victory’s Facebook page, the new bottle-conditioned limited release will be packaged in 750ml bottles ($22) and is being released at the brewery today with a four bottle per person limit. In addition, Java Cask will also be on sale for a price of $15 and will have a one case per person limit.
Update (Nov. 23, 2016) — This post was updated to include details on the release date, pricing and bottle limits. It was originally published on Aug. 2, 2016.