Victory Brewing Company Celebrates the Art of American Craft Beer

2016 Amber Waves Features Art and Brewers from Sea to Shining Sea 

AmberWaves_blackVictory Brewing Company (Victory), is excited to announce that they will host the fourth annual beer tasting and art exhibition, Amber Waves, in conjunction with the 2016 Craft Brewers Conference (CBC). The event will take place Thursday, May 5 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Victory’s hometown of Philadelphia.

Amber Waves is a non-traditional art exhibit showcasing American art and American craft beer from across the country. Each of the 27 participating brewers will showcase a commissioned piece of art alongside an amber-hued beer. The artwork will be offered in a silent auction during the event, the proceeds of which will benefit the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program (Mural Arts). By challenging brewers to serve beers of the same amber color, guests will use the smell, taste and feel of the beers to draw upon the distinct differences and wide range of flavors possible within beers that appear identical. This monochromatic approach to the beverages also allows the diversity of the visual art to take center stage.

“To be holding this event in a museum dedicated to preserving the history of an American people, on the edge of Independence Mall, truly captures the spirit of Amber Waves,” said Bill Covaleski, Victory’s President and Brewmaster. “Working with Mural Arts is exciting to us as well. Their dedication to public art and fervent belief that art can change a community speaks to craft brewing’s desire to create communal experiences that bring joy.”

Amber Waves will be held at the National Museum of American Jewish History (101 S. Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106) on May 5 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tickets for general admission are available at The cost of admission is $35 and includes full access to the event offering 27 unique, amber-colored beers, a chance to bid on beer-inspired pieces of art commissioned by each brewer, hors d’oeuvres from Victory Brewing Company and a souvenir tasting glass. The event is free for brewing industry professionals with a valid 2016 CBC badge, with a suggested $10 donation to Mural Arts at the door.

The 2016 Amber Waves lineup:


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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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