Victory Brewing Company is kicking off summer with the announcement of several food collaborations. Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps was recently invited to a preview tasting of some of Victory’s latest culinary offerings which included the newly released Victory Ice Cream and foods made in collaboration with local food artisans such as pickles, cheese spreads and beef jerky.
I had the chance to try all of Victory Brewing Company Food Products and was particularly partial to the pickles and the hot sauce. The Pint Pickles are crafted with Prima Pils (a german style pilsner) and are made by Crisp & Co. The Punch Drunk is crafted with Victory Storm King Stout and is made by Homesweet Homegrown.
Victory Brewing Company can now add ice cream pints to their list of pint offerings. Victory ice cream is made with wort, the flavorful, non-alcoholic liquid that results from the brewing of malted barley and fresh Brandywine water, which is the base of some of Victory’s most popular beverages.
• Hopped Up Devil, based on HopDevil IPA wort, marries cinnamon, organic coffee, cayenne and luscious chocolate flakes to create a cold, sweet, velvety treat with a kick.
• Storm Drop, featuring Storm King Imperial Stout wort, blends deep chocolate drops against a creamy chocolatey-stout base reminiscent of malted milk balls (A GGG fave!)
• Triple Monkey, which uses Victory’s popular Golden Monkey wort, combines full-flavored banana and a delicious pecan swirl to satisfy all your taste buds.
Pints, which will retail for $6.49, include Hopped Up Devil, Triple Monkey and Storm Drop and are available for purchase at Kimberton Whole Foods and the Victory retail outlet in Downingtown. Additional retail outlets are expected to be added as production capacity permits.
Victory Brewing Company has received several accolades for both their beer and their food: Philly Beer Scene named Victory Brewing Company the Brewery of the year for the fifth consecutive year in 2014; Victory Brewing Company was recognized for their long-standing commitment to sustainability, innovation and environmental leadership within the community by the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture; Helios Farmhouse Ale was named a winner of a 2014 Good Food Award, celebrating “tasty, authentic and responsibly produced” food; and Victory’s Headwaters Pale Ale and Prima Pils was named Grand Champion for Summer 2013 by the United States Beer Tasting Championship (USBTC).
To learn more about Victory Brewing Company and Victory Brewing Company Food Products visit them on the web at www.victorybeer.com.
Disclosure: GGG was treated to a preview tasting for Victory Brewing Company Food Products. Opinions are my own.
This article was written by food blogger Linda Arceo and Giggles, Gobbles and Gulps