Breweries "Visited"

Saturday, January 12, 2013


Day #399 NATO IPA / Victory Brewing Company, Downingtown, PA
Previously from this brewery: my review of V-12 (beer #2!), and Marci's take on their sampler

Allow me to say this: I'm fortunate to get a plethora of vacation days from my employer.  I took advantage of that policy at year end to enjoy some days off.  Therefore, the first five day work week of 2013 felt like a stomach punch from a heavyweight boxer.  It doesn't knock you out, but it damn well doesn't feel very good.

Therefore, it felt great to welcome in a Saturday morning today.  Spent some time with the dogs, went to yoga, and then did lunch at Victory Brewing Company with friends.  While there, I had a NATO IPA on draft with my sandwich.  It pours a clear copper color with a fluffy white head.  The aroma has pine resin and some malt, and the taste is quite good: dry and earthy, with pine and citrus and a bit of malt mixed in as well.  Definitely worth a try should you see this one available near you.
If you're wondering, it appears this beer is in fact named for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization; just as NATO brought countries together, this beer brings together ingredients from America, England, and Germany.

And now for my one (and only) complaint with Victory.  When you show up at their brewery, they list all of the beers on draft.  Great!  They also have a helpful book with pages on each beer, so you can make an informed decision on what beer(s) you want to drink.  Great!  However, the book doesn't have pages on over half the beers they have on draft, and has pages on things that aren't on draft.  Pain in the ass!  Please consider losing the useless books and printing a page each day with what's on draft.  Won't take much time, and will certainly give fans an easier way to figure out what to order.  Thanks!

Thing to Think About Today:
In the spirit of Victory, I present you with a song that was in heavy rotation for the tailgate last season - particularly the post game dance party.  All I Do is Win.  Ludacris throws a verse in, so you know it has to be good.

"My hands go up and down / just like strippers' booties go"

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