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Victory Brewing Co, Downingtown
(4.2/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
Victory Brewing Company is a brewery founded in 1996 in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA. The main brands are HopDevil, Prima Pils, Headwaters Pale Ale, Golden Monkey, DirtWolf, and Storm King, which are distributed in 34 states and 9 countries. Victory Brewing is located at 420 Acorn Lane Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335.HistoryFounded in 1996 by Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski in an old Pepperidge Farm bakery, Victory has grown considerably and evolved well outside the traditional small market of a beer-brewing restaurant. The brewery's first three beers were Victory Festbier, Brandywine Valley Lager (now Victory Lager), and HopDevil Ale. Initially they thought that the malt forward Victory Festbier would become their most popular beer. However, they soon realized that consumers craved very hoppy beers, such as HopDevil Ale, the most.BreweryThe brewery uses an automated, energy recovery, 50 BBL system designed and manufactured by Rolec in Chieming, OberBayern, Germany. Victory also brews using traditional methods where appropriate, such as using the energy intensive decoction process for production of certain German style lager beers. Victory uses whole hops.The restaurant was completely remodeled in spring of 2008 with a new focus on smoked barbecue. A growler filler was installed during the renovation that allows any of 20 draft beers to be routed to the counter-pressure growler filler. This device includes a CO2 evacuation step, increasing the shelf life of the beer compared to direct spigot filling. The growlers are 68 oz., which is approximately.53 gallons or 2 liters. Victory makes their own root beer, which is also served in the restaurant.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Good place to go for a happy hour with the office. The wings were good and the beer was even better! 
  • we now have a victory nearby! great food and atmosphere. Family oriented but saw only adults on the upper level providing a more adult environment. Many beers to try. Great food and service. Beer to g...  more »
  • We decided to go here for lunch. Did not take the tour as they only tour Fri Dat and Sun right now. Chose our beer out of many and enjoyed them. This is a huge space for bar and eating. Very nice. We ...  more »
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  • I've had the beer and it is always solid. Sometimes not my taste, but consistent and great for the style. The restaurant is solidly mediocre. I had the Jerk Grinder. The chicken was dry, but the sauce made up for that. There was one slice of red pepper on each half of the sandwich and enough shredded lettuce to build a house. The steamed broccoli was cooked perfect but tossed in margarine which tastes awful to me. My girlfriend had the Bibb salad. This was a head of Bibb lettuce cut from the stalk surrounded by broken up bacon and walnuts with 6 grape halves and 4 thin slices of pear. It would be really hard to make this salad look less appealing while satisfying the description on the menu. The mango sticky rice had crunchy rice with a hint of cinnamon and had to be cut with a knife, topped with about 4 oz of mango lemon puree and 5 small slices of mango. A highlight though were the fried pickles. Lightly breaded slices fried perfectly and a great spicy mayonnaise based sauce. The service was pretty decent, but I got the feeling they are used to the food not being great. They say the menu changes often so I look forward to trying the next go around.
  • If you enjoy microbrews, this is your heaven. With distribution all around the country they are known for a reason. Food is decent aswell, with creative combinations and suggestions for which brew goes best with what meal.
  • I have been to Victory many times over the years. Their menu is at a high point. Their self produced beer has an extensive selection and has a number of unique offerings. Their non alcoholic root beer is great. The crab chowder was one of the best that I have had. Great prices on growlers and fills. Great, unique ice cream. Fun place and they know their beer.
  • Great beer! Good food! Not too crowded. What else do you need?
  • They used to have nice big burgers! Now, they're TINY!! $12.00 for a small burger, no thanks. ...good thing it came with fries, OTW I'd still be hungry. Good beer, good people, nice looking place, though...just don't buy a burger. :)