Forget Black Friday. The only thing worth waiting in line for is Java Cask and Java Cask Rye at Victory Beers #DarkWednesday.
Victory Brewing Company’s Dark Wednesday, the brewery’s annual specialty bottle release will feature two brews this year: a favorite returnee, Java Cask and a brand new, limited edition bottle sold only at Victory’s three retail locations, Java Cask Rye.
Every year Victory releases a special dark beer the day before Thanksgiving to usher in the holiday season. These fan favorite, cult classic dark brews come in very limited quantities in large-format 750ml bottles only. Java Cask was introduced on Dark Wednesday 2015. The recipe has been slightly tweaked for 2016 but it’s still the 14.3% ABV bourbon-aged beast with the perfect blend of coffee, sweet bourbon heat, and a luscious stout base.
Unwilling to stop at just one brilliant brew, Victory diverted a portion of the Java Cask base stout into Bulleit Rye barrels to create Java Cask Rye. While Rye’s ABV is slightly lower at 12.5%, the rye barrel aging imparts a unique spiciness and adds richness and complexity to the robust coffee and chocolate flavors found in Java Cask. Both beers are infused with different strands of One Village coffee beans that best complement the final product.
So, when can you have some? Hit up any of Victory’s three locations on Wednesday, November 23 starting at 10 am. Available will be: Java Cask, $15/bottle, limit of one case (twelve bottles) per customer and Java Cask Rye, $22/bottle, limit of four bottles per customer.