Wine Enthusiast picks Prima Pils for ‘Top 25 Beers’ list.

Score = 94 Victory Prima Pils (German Pilsener; Victory Brewing Com- pany, PA); 5.3% abv, $10/6 pack. One of America’s most cherished and sought-after pilsners, this is a terrific example of an American pils that’s sure to please. The hops are big and floral on the nose, with more biscuity malt in the mouth playing alongside […]

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Paste Magazine gives Victory two spots in their ‘Top 25 New American Beers of 2010′ list.

Paste Magazine recently released a list of the ‘Top 25 New American Beers of 2010′ and Victory was fortunate enough to make the list . . . twice! #13. Saison du Buff Style: Saison ABV: 6.8% A beer nearly a decade in the making, this saison is an example of what happens when great minds […]

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NBC Philadelphia: Beer With a Conscience, Victory Brewing

There’s nothing better than a good beer, but you know what’s even better? A beer with a conscience. Named the brewer of the best pilsner in the world, by the New York Times, Downingtown‘s Victory Brewingalso has something else brewing. See Original Article

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Become a Beer Nerd Fast: 3 Brew Myths Debunked on Bon Appetit

Myth #1: The less foam, the better. Foam is a good thing. Also called the head of the beer, it captures carbon dioxide to deliver aromatics so the drinker can fully smell and taste the beer’s hops, malt, and fermentation. “Foam is an expression of the beer,” says Bill Covaleski of Pennsylvania’s Victory Beer. “The […]

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Imbibe Magazine: Victory makes ’50 Best Seasonal Beers’ list.

With Munich’s famed Oktoberfest in full swing and fall officially beginning, we’re eager to join the seasonal festivities with copper-colored Oktoberfest (aka märzen) beers. A German-style lager traditionally brewed in March and laid to rest in cool cellars until fall, Oktoberfest beers are malty, medium-bodied and an ideal match to the rich flavors of the […]

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Emeril Kicks Off the 2010 NFL Season with Tailgate Foods and Great Beers to Pair with Them

The 2010 NFL season starts tonight, so Emeril kicked off his new season ofCooking with Emeril today by inviting Tribeca Grill Executive Chef Stephen Lewandowski and Birch&Barley/Churchkey Beer Director Greg Engert to talk about the best game day eats and the most interesting beers to pair with them. “Victory Brewing of Dowingtown, PA makes a Festbier amber lager whose medium […]

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Daily Local: Victory Brewing continues growth

DOWNINGTOWN — Victory Brewing Co. increased its fermentation capacity by 33 percent this week with the installation of eight new tanks. On Tuesday and Wednesday, eight large 440-barrel fermenters were delivered and installed at the craft brewer’s borough location, joining the four that were installed just 10½ months ago. “Our audience is treating us good,” […]

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Bride.com – Summer Beers

Nothing’s better under the scorching summer sun than a refreshing Pilsner, and no brewery in America makes a better Pilsner than Victory Brewery in Pennsylvania,” Mike tells us. “Victory’s Prima Pils is particularly crisp with some mild hop flavors and a bit of sweetness that fades away just in time for those bubbles to tickle your […]

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Washingtonpost.com – Beer: Mowing down summer thirst

Summer Love (Victory Brewing Co., Downingtown, Pa.): That’s Summer Love, not Summer of Love. This beer was commissioned by the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation, the same group that’s slapping its posters in Metro as part of its its “With Love, Philadelphia XOXO” campaign. This crisp golden ale premiered during Philly Beer Week in June, […]

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Slashfood.com – City of Brotherly Suds

Last month, in conjunction with Philly Beer Week, the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation moved its “With Love, Philadelphia XOXO” motto from billboards to bars. “To be totally legitimate, we might as well have our own beer,” says Bill Covaleski, the brewmaster at nearby Victory Brewing. He collaborated with the GPTMC to craft Philly’s flagship […]

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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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