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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for March 31, 2014

March 31, 2014

•Downingtown, Pennsylvania-based Victory Brewing is adding a new IPA series and summer variety 12-pack to its lineup. Rolling out in 22-ounce bottles and on draft this May, Victory’s Moving Parts IPA series will feature a new release every four months, with each recipe featuring a slightly different mix of ingredients. The first batch in the series, MP01, will be a 7.2%-abv IPA made with whole-flower hops and German malts. Also in May, Victory’s first-ever seasonal variety pack—the Summer Selections 12-pack, featuring seasonal and specialty labels Summer Love Ale, Whirlwind Witbier, Session IPA and Dry Hopped Pils. In other company news, Victory has also announced the springtime return of WildDevil Ale—a Belgian ale made with wild brettanomyces—which will be offered in 750-ml. bottles and on draft. Victory Brewing has a current footprint of 34 states.

•San Marcos, California-based The Lost Abbey has added Tequila barrel-aged Agave Maria Ale to its seasonal lineup. Agave Maria’s strong-ale base is brewed with agave nectar and aged for a minimum of 10 months in both Añejo and Reposado barrels. The bottle’s artwork depicts the Agave Maria mural and was designed by The Lost Abbey resident artist Sean Dominguez. Beginning in April, the 13.5%-abv offering will be available in limited draft and 375-ml. cork-finished bottles throughout Lost Abbey’s distribution network and will become an annual release each spring.

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