A New Place to Taste VictoryTM!

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Back in 1978, Bill and Ron attended their very first concert together at Philadelphia’s premier concert venue: the Spectrum. As they rocked out to Ted Nugent, Bill and Ron became part of Philadelphia’s entertainment history. Little did they know, 33 years later the Spectrum would be just a memory. And they certainly had no idea that 34 years later they would have the opportunity to put their own stamp on Philadelphia’s social scene.

Philadelphia is an incredible, thirsty, beer-loving city with craft beer enthusiasts who demand variety and quality. In two weeks, when Victory Beer Hall opens, those discerning beer-lovers will be treated to a variety of Victorys, including many of the specialty beers we serve in Downingtown.

It is our hope, that by partnering with XFINITY Live! Philadelphia to open Victory Beer Hall, we can share our Locally Brewed, Locally Loved philosophy with a larger audience than we can reach in Downingtown. And it’s not just about us. Visitors to Victory Beer Hall will find our Philadelphia-area craft beer friends on tap too.

We are thrilled to be able to make our beer more readily available in Philadelphia through this venue. But we want our fans to know that Victory Beer Hall is not another Victory Brewing Company. In fact, the beer hall is a joint venture between Victory, Comcast-Spectacor and Entertainment Consulting International. That’s the legalese to tell you that what you will experience in South Philadelphia will be a wholly different atmosphere than what you get from us in Chester County.

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What’s Different?
Victory Brewing Company operates and manages the restaurant in Downingtown. It is the very-best spot to drink the freshest Victory beer. While the brewery is a travel destination for many beer aficionados, the atmosphere at the Victory Brewpub feels familiar, like a neighborhood bar.

Victory Beer Hall is operated by XFINITY Live! Philadelphia and will be a Philadelphia craft beer destination and social experience. Victory Beer Hall allows Philadelphians to enjoy an eclectic mix of beer styles in a high-energy, party atmosphere. Guests will sit at elongated beer hall-style tables, enjoy live music and share toasts with one another.

What’s the Same?
Both the restaurant at Victory Brewing Company and Victory Beer Hall are dedicated to the beer. The VBC mission is instilled in every employee at both venues. In fact, Victory is directly involved in the training and education of Victory Beer Hall employees to ensure a similar first-class experience to the one that visitors now find at Victory Brewing Company’s brewpub in Downingtown. No matter what differences exist in the atmosphere, both venues were built to showcase and celebrate craft beer.

We have an incredible amount of pride when it comes to our beers and our city. We couldn’t be more excited to have the opportunity to share that local beer and local love in a venue so near and dear to us. Who knows, maybe we’ll even convince Mr. Ted Nugent to make an appearance on the Victory Beer Hall Stage, right where the Spectrum once stood.

– K.N.

11 Responses to A New Place to Taste VictoryTM!

  1. John Baker March 15, 2012 at 12:46 PM #

    Will Victory Beer Hall be serving Victory Beer exclusively, or will other craft breweries be sharing some tap space? Also, will there be a growler filler like there is in Downingtown?

  2. Bill C March 16, 2012 at 6:41 AM #

    As stated in the article, “Visitors to Victory Beer Hall will find our Philadelphia-area craft beer friends on tap too.” There will not be a growler filler at Victory Beer Hall like our effective, counter pressure filler. See you there!

  3. Christine B March 16, 2012 at 12:11 PM #

    But can you get growlers filled?

    • Victory March 16, 2012 at 12:48 PM #

      You will be able to get them filled at Victory Beer Hall.

  4. John Baker March 18, 2012 at 4:19 PM #

    Oh, I must have mis-read that part. Thanks!

  5. DJ Lightstruck March 18, 2012 at 6:01 PM #

    Yay for Victory and the exposure! Love to see my craft beer peeps do well. I am skeptical, however. A partnership with Comcast/Xfinity (and whoever that other very white collary sounding company is) doesn’t conjure good thoughts. I love Victory, and here’s hoping it’s not a corporate money-grab, a flagrant sell-out, or a full-blown attempt just for promotion. Until I see otherwise, I’ll trust that this venture is not without thought to the craft beer community at large.

  6. Matt L March 19, 2012 at 3:47 PM #

    Good for Victory!! It will give people from other cites the opportunity to enjoy Victory beers. Fort Collins, Co.

  7. Dave Maugle March 22, 2012 at 9:42 AM #

    Great news for Phiily and especially those attending the venues in South Philly. Will there be a “soft” opening prior to the real deal on the 29th?

    • Victory March 22, 2012 at 9:46 AM #

      The Beer Hall officially opens on Friday, 3/30 along with the entire Xfinity Live complex. They will be open on the 28th and 29th as well if you want to check it out prior to the grand opening festivities.

  8. Bryce April 5, 2012 at 7:28 PM #

    I like the Victory Beer Hall. Hoping to convince Xfinity to adopt the same/similar food menu as Victory Downingtown. The current food menu at the ‘Hall’ is not cutting it.

  9. mike May 10, 2012 at 11:23 AM #

    I was there last night and was 100% disappointed. I believe Victory should do one of two things. Take over operations or remove their name from it. The servers know NOTHING about beer, the food sucks, the temperture the beer was served at was way too cold. How this is a good thing for Victory escapes me

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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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