Why Doesn’t Victory Brew Extreme Beers? – Craft Brew Advocate Interview

With so many styles in craft brewing these days, more and more brewers are boldly going to the fringes of the known beer universe with more hops, more alcohol and more sensation. In this interview with Barry Wasser of Craft Brew Advocate, Bill Covaleski unpacks why Victory has chosen a different path. Check out the 1:25 mark for Bill’s explination of Victory’s philosophy of mining the history of beer for the building blocks of thier styles and flavors.

Here’s more from Barry Wasser on his interview with Bill:

While at Gingerman beer bar in NYC on Wednesday March 24 for a Meet the Brewers event I was lucky to run into Bill Covaleski, co-founder and co-brewmaster of Victory Brewing in Downington, PA After handing him my business card and telling him about my blog I asked if I could interview him and he agreed with out hesitation. From the answers he gave to my questions I got a feel for what it means to have a true passion for craft beer and what it adds to American culture. I hope to review some of Victory Brewing’s great craft brews in the future. Their pilsner which is named Prima Pils is definitely my favorite craft brewed pilsner a testament to Bill’s opinion that a beer does not have to be high in ABV to be great and worthy of hype. Cheers!

3 Responses to Why Doesn’t Victory Brew Extreme Beers? – Craft Brew Advocate Interview

  1. Jerry March 30, 2010 at 8:32 PM #

    Old Ho

  2. EsperanzaMendoza31 April 5, 2010 at 7:29 PM #

    People deserve very good life time and personal loans or bank loan can make it better. Because people’s freedom is based on money.

  3. Glass Bottles April 16, 2010 at 3:07 PM #

    Great video. Thanks for sharing. I’ll be up in PA next month for visits, I’ll have to stop by. Looks like a great operation.

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American Ingenuity.

The Victory Brewing Story

The story of Victory Brewing Company starts on a school bus in 1973 when fifth-graders Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski stepped aboard, on their way to a new school. The two became fast friends and remained so, even as they grew up and went to college on opposite coasts. Just months out of college, Bill’s appreciation of good beer and access to his father’s home brewing equipment inspired him to explore the hobby. That same year (1985), Bill gave Ron a home brewing kit as a Christmas gift. With that, both Bill and Ron developed their love of the craft…
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