This is Frank from Victory Brewing in Downingtown Pennsylvania. Jim and I got to meet Frank when we were at the brewery in April, and he is a super nice fella. Frank also runs Victory’s yeast lab, and I nicknamed him the “Yeast Whisperer” because he really is into the awesome power of those little critters. Well Victory just posted this picture of Frank filling old Heaven Hill bourbon barrels with some sort of beer!
This is a great sign, as when Jim and I toured the brewery we had spied these very same barrels and the response reminded me of the Wizard from the Wizard of Oz saying “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.” It was clear it was a hush hush kind of operation at that point. What is inside the barrels we did find out, but have been sworn to secrecy. Victory’s facebook post said that whatever was inside was being transformed in a most delicious way and that it might be available for a limited offering sometime around the holidays.
Let’s hope one of us can get his hands on whatever delightful concoction is inside these babies! I know what it is, and I can’t wait to give it a taste. It will undoubtedly be an awesome brew.
If we get some, of course we’ll keep you posted. If not, we’ll just whine a lot.