4. Victory Brewing Company
Headquarters: Downington, Pa.
Our Favorite Beers: Braumeister Pils, Hop Devil
Most craft breweries leave the pilsner style to the big guys who’ve corrupted it. But like U2 stealing “Helter Skelter” back from Charles Manson, Victory has redeemed the old European style for America with their Prima Pils. While Belgian-style beers get all the attention, Victory is making some of the best German-style beer in the country. This is a brewery for the hop-heads, with beers like the HopDevil, Hop Wallop and even the Storm King Stout packed with a an uncharacteristic bite. But they also make a hell of a tripel with their Golden Monkey
Congrats to all the Breweries who have made the top 25. These are exciting times for Craft Brewing and beer in America!