Victory Discontinues Brewery Tours

Victory Discontinues Brewery Tours

Swelling production numbers force difficult decision

DOWNINGTOWN, PA – On June 21, Bill Covaleski, President and Co-Owner of Victory Brewing Company, announced that Victory Brewing Company will no longer be giving tours of its brewing facilities. The decision to discontinue tours was not one reached lightly, as Bill and Brewmaster/Co-Owner Ron Barchet valued the opportunity to give fans and consumers a peek behind the scenes of the beer-making process.

“Being able to take the people who love Victory beer and show them where it’s made and who’s making it was something we truly enjoyed,” Bill said. “However, we have to consider the safety of the tours and also the quality of our product — the very reason those people wanted to come on the tours. Because there is such a high demand for flavorful Victory beers, we reached that point where we were forced to decide to end the tours, in order to maintain both safety and quality.”

The last tours will be given on July 3. While visiting the brewery for a first-hand tour won’t be an option, the Victory team plans to give consumers a glimpse of the action through blog posts, videos and photos online at and at

In addition, Bill and Ron invite all Victory fans to come to the Victory brewpub, where there are always dozens of different Victory beers on draft, including specialty brews not available anywhere else.

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7 Responses to Victory Discontinues Brewery Tours

  1. J March 29, 2013 at 9:08 PM #

    Bring back the tours!!!

  2. joe July 21, 2013 at 9:07 AM #

    I really enjoy your beer and was hoping to take a tour but you no longer give tours. You should bring the tours back.

  3. joe schmoe July 26, 2013 at 11:25 AM #

    I wanna lick dat vat. Bring back the tours. .. im not hoppy about this.

  4. Golden monkey girl September 12, 2013 at 9:37 PM #

    Boo! Bring back tours.

  5. Buttlaaahhhh January 6, 2014 at 11:08 PM #

    Really?!? One of my favorite breweries does not give tours anymore?! Hope the brewpub experience is worth follow up visits. Mad I never experienced their tours…

    • Victory Brewing Company January 7, 2014 at 8:52 AM #

      Thank you for your interest in touring Victory Brewing Company. Our Downingtown brewery is at capacity and we are currently finishing up our brand new brewery in Parkesburg. This, along with safety reasons is not currently allowing us the opportunity to offer safe and educational tours to the public. We can say that we will have tours (at some level) in the future, but we can’t put a date on that at this time. I recommend you checking in on our website, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to stay up to date on our tour plans. We will definitely be advertising this new feature when the time comes. Cheers!

  6. kevin February 7, 2014 at 2:23 AM #

    Seriously… your brewpub menu has gotten expensive and “pompous” with its content and prices, which has eliminated the average dowingintown fan for everyday visits and youve elimjnated tours?? Disgraceful.

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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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