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Victory Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.94/5
Based on:
146 Beers
20,326 Reviews
Place Score: 94
Reviews: 237
Visits: 507
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

420 Acorn Lane
Downingtown, Pennsylvania, 19335
United States
phone: (610) 873-0881

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @victorybeer

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Reviews: 237 | Visits: 507
Reviews by ChappyCubsFan:
Photo of ChappyCubsFan
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Our thanks to the bartender at Iron Hill in West Chester for giving us perfect directions to the Victory Brewery. It may have been a struggle finding it if he was not so precise (even down to describing the big rock on the side of the road where we make a turn).

Upon arriving in their parking lot, you realize it's nestled in the corner of an industrial area. It does not seem like the place for a restaurant. As we enter the establishment, we're greated by a long bar with several patrons sitting enjoying a pint, or sampling several beers. The restaurant is around the corner on the far end of the bar, with a receptionist waiting to seat you.

We started out with their beer sampler. There must have been 10 beers in all. We tried everything on tap including Storm King, HopDevil, and Golden Monkey, Uncle Teddy's Bitter). We were hoping for a seasonal double IPA or something that resembled Hop Wallop, but that didn't happen. Oh well. The bartender was knowledable and enthusiastic about their beers, and even mixed a few beers as additional samplers. I think one mixture he gave us was an Uncle Teddy's Bitter with the Golden Monkey Tripel. It was vey good.

They had a collection of some good cigars for sale (Ashton, CAO, etc.), which made the stop all the more enjoyable. Our only disappointment was that we didn't have more time to spend here, as we were on our way to the Sly Fox Brewery in Phoenixville for dinner. (1,434 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of vonmisian
5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is absolutely the best! Always have a choice of 4 cask conditioned beers, 3 nitros and at least 15 draughts. The food is excellent and the service is top notch! Cask conditioned Hop Devil is truly liquid crack!!! (225 characters)

Photo of greyghost86
4.39/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of RancidAggro
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of rjd722
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.75

The selection here is great, they have a wide variety on tap along with three Nitros and two Casks. The food is solid but nothing great and you can always count on them to have the Phils game on. (195 characters)

Photo of jams1220
4.2/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Sellen
4.39/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of RutgersBeerGuy
4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

My wife and I headed to Downingtown on a lurch this past Sunday. We showed up around 2 PM for a late lunch. The bar area was incredibly crowded, but we were able to get a table in the long corridor leading to the gift shop without any wait.

24 taps, two of which were nitro-dispense. 3 hand-pumps. 6 lagers on, which is always a delight to see, as I think Victory might be the best lager brewery in the country. I had a Braumeister Pils, which was showcasing the Spalt Select hop that day, and a St. Boisterous maibock. Both were in good form and served in lovely Willibecker glasses. My wife had the milk stout on nitro, which was served in a nonic. She enjoyed it.

Victory always has seasonal selection of cheeses and charcuterie and we assembled a nice plate of Maytag Blue, a locally-sourced smoked cheddar, and an Italian truffled sheep's milk cheese, along with some sweet capicola. Nice accompaniments of mustard, baguette, apples, cornichons, and a ridiculously good fig compote. It was perhaps a tad pricey at $23, but the quality was sky high.

Our server was very attentive, in spite of the place being incredibly crowded.

I took the opportunity to have a growler filled with their Round Robin, a draft-only Franconian lager. Victory has beautiful swing-top growlers with metal handles. The glass was a reasonable $16 and the fill was an even more reasonable $8.25. We then strolled over to the adjacent gift shop, and I picked up a Prima Pils glass and one of those lovely Willibeckers.

Victory is a must try, especially if you love lager. It's about an hour drive for us, but it was worth every minute. (1,622 characters)

Photo of bizzy401
5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Freakin great, love getting kegs of this beer for my kegerator and showing off its potentcy to guests. Amazing taste and punch, love it. One of my favorites!!! (159 characters)

Photo of VinceMig
4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of McMatt7
4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of BearAdvokate
3.55/5  rDev -15.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of cjohns73
4.45/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of johnyb
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Lhlevan
4.41/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Mnteti
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.25

Photo of Voorman
4.03/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of bmeehan
3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Victory is a really cool brewery with cool facilities. They specialize in German and Czech style beers, which is cool if it's your style (it's not mine, mostly), and they've got good people with a lot of knowledge making their beer. (232 characters)

Photo of Jeffrey_Ryan
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of cbuijs
4.31/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of barflybastard
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of EMV
4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

It's hard to be objective with my hometown brewery, but I'll try. Victory is a great place to grab a pint in Downingtown. It's a large place (plenty of seating and bar space) and they have a phenomenal beer selection, with at least 10-15 of their brews on tap at all times. The food is tasty, and we always try to stop in when we're in town. (345 characters)

Photo of Tylerhurlburt
4.36/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of fuhkyou
4.51/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

This place is under rated. It's true some of their beer is crap for the masses, and some of the food could be better, BUT there is ALWAYS something here that is in the top 10 best places in the USA.
You just gotta know what it is. (231 characters)

Photo of Highbury09
4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, PA
94 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.