Victory Brewing Company and Samuel Adams Collaborate on a Limited Release Brew for The Brewer’s Plate on March 9th

DOWNINGTOWN, PA, March 5, 2014 – The brewers at Victory Brewing Company® (Victory) and Samuel Adams have joined forces to brew a limited release, collaboration beer, Brewer’s Plate Stout, developed exclusively for Philadelphia’s premier food and beer pairing event, The Brewer’s Plate on March 9th.

Representing a rich tradition for both breweries, flavorful European hops shine in this robust, hop-forward take on an Irish Dry Stout, featuring roasted malts and oats to provide a softer backdrop for the expressive and mildly bitter flavor profile. With pleasantly rounded dark fruit notes from the ale fermentation and a 5.5% ABV, fans will reach for another of this tasty and popular style for March.

“As craft brewers, we enjoy challenging ourselves to develop new and exciting beers that entice our fans,” said President and Brewmaster, Bill Covaleski. “And at a culinary event such as the Brewers Plate, we have the opportunity to introduce the art of craft beer to a potential new audience. As the event’s creator, I was excited to partner with this year’s lead sponsor, Sam Adams, to develop our take on this popular and approachable style for the season, enhanced with fistfuls of flavorful European hops.”

Now in its 10th year, The Brewers Plate, named as Philly Beer Scene’s Beer Festival of the Year 2013, is considered the definitive food and beverage festival in the Mid-Atlantic area, celebrating the region’s best food and drink, and those who dedicate themselves to its creation.

“We are proud to be a part of this one-of-a-kind event that brings together the finest chefs and breweries from around Philly,” said Jim Deboer, Samuel Adams brewer.  “We had fun brewing with the team at Victory and we’re looking forward to sharing our collaboration brew with drinkers, as well as sharing some of our unique and specialty beers while we toast and celebrate this great city.”

Available on March 9 at The Brewers Plate, Brewer’s Plate Stout, also will be available on draft at Victory’s Downingtown brewpub for a limited time. To purchase tickets to The Brewers Plate, visit


About Victory Brewing Company

Victory Brewing Company is a privately held craft brewery headquartered in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. Founded by Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet, childhood friends who met on a school bus in 1973, the brewery formally began operations in February of 1996. Victory, Pennsylvania’s widely acclaimed brewery and restaurant, now serves fans of fully flavored beers in 34 states with innovative beers melding European ingredients and technology with American creativity. To learn more about Victory Brewing Company visit us on the web at

About The Boston Beer Company:

The Boston Beer Company began in 1984 with a generations-old family recipe that Founder and Brewer Jim Koch uncovered in his father’s attic. Jim brought the recipe for this full-flavored beer to life in his kitchen and named it Samuel Adams Boston Lager®.  Today, Jim and the brewers at Samuel Adams brew more than 50 styles of beer, using the world’s finest ingredients and time-honored, traditional brewing processes. In the past five years, the brewery has won more awards in international beer competitions than any other brewery in the world. As an independent company, Samuel Adams will continue its independently-minded quest to brew great beer and to advocate for the growth of craft beer across America. For more information, please visit

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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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