Brewery Expansion Update

Five months ago, we announced our plans to expand Victory Brewing Company in order to quench your thirst for more Victory. Since then, our staff (along with an all-Chester County expansion team that includes Constructure Management, Knauer Construction, Bernardon Haber Holloway Architects, Chester Valley Engineers, MacIntosh Engineering and Pinnacle Engineering) has been tirelessly working to build our second home. If all goes according to plan (as it should with such an official-sounding team as we just listed in the above parenthetical), we expect to brew our first batch of beer in the new brewery in June of 2013. In the meantime, we’ve got a lot of work to do!

The new brewery will feature a brewhouse capable of producing ten, 200-barrel brews per day, a 50,000 square-foot distribution center with increased efficiency and safety features and 1,000-barrel fermentation tanks. Plans for the new site also include a mezzanine-level catwalk which will allow us to safely offer tours again! And, once the beer is flowing out of the Parkesburg brewery, we’ll be able to work on the longer-term plans that include a brewpub and retail center.

What’s this mecca of beer going to look like? Here’s a peek at the architectural drawings of the future facade of Victory Brewing Company:

Want to know what’s inside? A few weeks ago we filmed as our Vice President of Brewery Operations, Scott Dietrich, talked us through the plans. Take a look…

With ten months to go, we’ll have many more updates to share along the way. Stay tuned as we continue our Parkesburg progress by checking the expansion section of our website.

6 Responses to Brewery Expansion Update

  1. Larry Becker August 22, 2012 at 10:44 AM #

    VERY COOL! – CONGRATULATIONS!
    keep it brewin’ & keep it flowin’

    best,
    Larry Becker and Heidi Nivling
    LARRY BECKER CONTEMPORARY ART
    43 N. Second Street
    Phila., PA 19106

    phone: 215 925-5389

    e-mail: LBCA19106@hotmail.com

  2. michael schilling August 25, 2012 at 3:36 PM #

    Can’t wait to visit there. I grew up in Parkesburg. Maybe I can get a job there.

  3. Zach Jennings August 25, 2012 at 6:51 PM #

    When are you guys coming out west? Just moved to San Jose from D’town. No place like Victory out here. It’d be a great place for Victory West with a beer garden. West coast needs some Victory!

  4. Bill C August 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM #

    Zach, we ARE moving west with this expansion, but at this rate, San Jose is still a long way off. We like the way you think… a West Coast beer garden. Thanks for the support and the idea.

  5. Jeremy K August 28, 2012 at 1:32 PM #

    Hooray for more Victory!

  6. Jerry Conway October 11, 2012 at 7:23 PM #

    It was nice to see and taste Victory at Brighthouse Field during Phillies preseason. As a retiree from Philly & working the games, Philly visitors ask where they can get a good beer-I point them to the Victory tap!

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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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