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Victory Over Cancer

Berry happily standing in our brewery. (Photo courtesy of Daily Local News. By Larry McDevitt) As a loyal follower of Victory Brewing Company, you likely know how proud we are of our beer line-up. But, what you may not know is how proud we are of the people who work to keep Victory running smoothly […]

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Sudsy Showdown: Beer Madness

With the NCAA Men’s Basketball tournament in full swing, March Madness brackets have already been submitted and many have already been upset (thanks a lot, Morehead State). But, that doesn’t mean your picking and choosing duties are over. Beer bracket competitions abound! If the Richmond Spyders’ win ruined your sweet sixteen choices, never fear; your […]

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Red’y For Baseball

We’ve been brewing around the clock to be ready for the thirstiest season of the year… baseball season! And red’y we are with these great new t-shirts that celebrate our love of the great game of baseball. Sure, red and white may not be every fans favorite color combo, but you must admit that VICTORY […]

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UPDATE – Foamy, Phillies Fun In The Sun

With 17 games to be played at Bright House Networks Field and 8 places to enjoy Victory beer within 10 miles of the stadium, Clearwater, Florida is the place for Philly-liscious fun through February and March! So if your thirst for Phillies fun is causing you to consider a flight south, we have some compelling […]

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State of the Brewery

Join Victory Brewing Company founders Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski for their first live video stream as they share a behind-the-scenes view of Victory’s 2010 season and a sneak peak at some of the surprises you can expect to see in 2011 for their 15th year. Got a question you’ve been eager to ask Bill […]

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State of the Brewery 2010

On Jan 27th, 2011 Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski held the first annual Victory Brewing Co. State Of The Brewery Address from the ‘brain’ of their Pennsylvania Brewery. In this address the Co-founders looked back at the past year, the brands that launched, the vital numbers and where Victory is going in 2011.

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Let the Victory Anniversary Count Down Begin: 15 Fashionable Finds

Starting this month we’ll be releasing a series of t-shirts celebrating our upcoming 15th anniversary in February of next year. These monthly releases will recognize the rich trove of past images like the worn and tattered purple HopDevil one that languishes in your drawer, too precious to discard but too beat to wear publicly without […]

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The Great American Beer Festival Grows Up

I believe that, despite it’s 29 year run, this past weekend marked only my fourth visit to the Great American Beer Festival. Running a brewery takes some concentration I guess, so you can’t always indulge yourself in 3,523 beers (this year) from 516 breweries! My how things have changed since the first one Ron and […]

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Meet Dogfish Head, Stone, and Victory Founders June 10th

  Brewmasters Lunch 12-1:30p at Victory Brewing Company   The Brewmasters of Victory, Stone and Dogfish Head will be in house brewing Victory’s batch of the trio collaboration Saison du BUFF. Join Bill Covaleski, Ron Barchet, Sam Calagione and Greg Koch for a three-course lunch and learn more about the BUFF collaboration.   $35 including […]

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Coming to Victory: Green Beer Year Round?

No, we’re not talking about that food coloring based disaster that’s a tradition at bars across America. We’re talking about responsible energy effecient brewing. Later this spring, you will be able to sip solar powered beer from Victory, and we couldn’t be more excited.

Harnessing the energy of the sun to power our beer-making has been a dream of ours for many years. Heck, solar power has a long history in Victory if you go way back to the mid 70’s. Just a few years after Ron and I met, when Ron’s dad was Manager of Solar Electric Programs for General Electric in Valley Forge and my dad was the Maintenance Manager of that facility, Ron’s dad invented the ingenious Barchet Nail and the Barchet Screw as cost-effective methods of efficiently interconnecting PV shingle-like panels on roofs. Without considerable government support, such photovoltaic systems proved to be . . .

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European Tradition.

  

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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