#FlagshipFebruary is the time to appreciate some of the best styles of established craft beer, with Victory Brewing’s HopDevil perfectly fitting the mold, writes Nick Vadala for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
With the craft beer all about what is new and next, a number of aficionados were worried that the history and tradition of the industry might fade away. As a result, the #FlagshipFebruary movement was created to encourage craft beer fans to look back at some of the brews that helped get the industry where it is today.
In the Philadelphia area, this includes the unique HopDevil. The flagship brew was launched by Victory Brewing in 1996, along with two more signature beers, Victory Festbier and Brandywine Valley Lager.
HopDevil is an aggressively hopped IPA available year-round and one of Victory’s most popular offerings. Ten years ago, HopDevil accounted for around 40 percent of Victory’s overall sales.
Over the years, Victory has also tried different versions of the beer. However, it was the classic that helped create the foundation for the current IPA craze.
Read more about Victory’s HopDevil in the Philadelphia Inquirer here.