Welcome to PW's 50-Beer Countdown to Philly Beer Week! Every day from now through the Opening Tap ceremonies on May 31, we'll be getting in the mood by spotlighting a different great craft brew that's been poured by one or more Philly Beer Week participating venues.
There are a bunch of different giants. Hill giants, frost giants, cloud giants and, of course, storm giants. I’m not sure why it is important for you to know that when all you really need to know is that Victory’s Storm King is big enough to stomp a village into dust. With this beer, Downington, Pa.’s favorite brewery proves that a massively complex beer doesn’t have to cost you half a paycheck. Not only does this inky black, 9 percent beer taste of rich chocolate, tobacco, licorice and charred toffee, it also ages beautifully. Really, get a bottle, stash it away, and open it four years later. You’ll be in love. Storm King is the biggest, boldest, best value for your dollar when it comes to imperial stouts brewed in Pennsylvania. Your puny first-level fighter doesn’t stand a chance. Storm King is sometimes available at the Bainbridge Street Barrel House and Perch Pub.
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