VBC Champions Water Protection Through Headwaters Grant

Victory Brewing Company Champions Water Protection Through Headwaters Grant

Portion of proceeds from sales of Headwaters Pale Ale used for environmental stewardship education

DOWNINGTOWN, PA –Victory Brewing Company is pleased to announce that funds from the Headwaters Grant are being used to protect local watersheds and educate local citizens.

In May of 2012, Headwaters Grand recipient, The Guardians of the Brandywine, used grant funds to host an educational session on stream monitoring in order to assess the heath of the Brandywine Creek. With the knowledge participants gained, The Guardians of the Brandywine learned that the stream is in excellent condition and now know how to continue monitoring it to maintain its health.

Video recap of the training session:

In addition, Headwaters Grant funds were used to host a photography contest encouraging locals to take ownership of the condition of the creek. The My Creek Photography Contest brought in dozens of photograph entries and shared a message of individual responsibility for environmental impact.

To view the winning photo entries, click here.

As The Guardians of the Brandywine use the Headwaters Grant money to educate and inspire the public about watershed protection, another Grant recipient, The Brandywine Valley Association (BVA), is working to secure the necessary permits to move forward on a project restoring eroding streambanks in Parkesburg, Pa.

This coming fall, the BVA will be hosting a tree-planting to get the community involved in protecting the streams. Victory Brewing Company is pleased with the work that is already being done with the Headwaters Grant and is looking forward to making an even bigger impact in the coming months.

“The pure water flowing from our local watersheds allows us to create the flavorful beers that we are so proud of,” said Victory Brewing Company President, Bill Covaleski. “Therefore, it was an obvious step for us to give back and protect this vital resource which has so generously provided to us.”

Victory’s Headwaters Grant was initiated as a way to give back to the groups working hard to protect the natural resource. A penny from every bottle of Headwaters Pale Ale sold is collected and distributed to the recipients of Victory’s Headwaters Grant. Learn more about the Headwaters Grant on the web at www.victorybeer.com/headwaters.

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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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