PW's Year of Beer: Victory Summer Love

By Eric San Juan
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We love beer. That's why we're devoting an entire year to discovering (and drinking) cold ones from near and far. Know of a beer worth shouting out? Send us a note at

When you think of the summer beers you've enjoyed this season, your thoughts generally turn to light, crisp brews, often with a hint of lemon, orange, or some other zesty fruit. It’s what we expect from summer seasonal, and it’s what most breweries deliver. Pennsylvania’s Victory, however, casts aside modern tradition and instead does something a little different with their summer beer—yet they do it without forgetting what a summer beer should accomplish. Summer Love is a blonde ale that forgoes all the fruit tastes in favor of bright, zesty hop notes; it'll please hop heads, but it’s far from a bitter beer. Even your macro-lager-loving friends will enjoy this one; perfect for a day throwing horseshoes but still tasty enough for beer geeks, Summer Love is widely available at more than a dozen Philly bars.

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