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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown

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Victory Brewing Company - DowningtownVictory Brewing Company - Downingtown
BEER AVG
3.88/5
Based on:
147 Beers
59,504 Hads
Place Score: 95
Reviews: 239
Visits: 523
Avg: 4.26
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 | map
www.victorybeer.com

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Reviews: 239 | Visits: 523
Reviews by Slatetank:
Photo of Slatetank
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

My homebrew club scheduled a trip and tour of Victory yesterday and we were able to sit at the brewmaster's table right next to the bar afterward - good times for sure -here is my review.

The place is one I am familar with as I had been to the pub several times before the big remodel. The entry is open and the dining area is spacious - beautiful light wood floors and seating arrangements provide plenty of places to sit, stand and with the bar toward the back of the house gives you a chance to look around on your way in at things like the Weyerman malt paddle, beer brand tapestires that include Storm king, Hop Wallop, Golden Monkey and huge Hopdevil sign as well as the original copper brewkettles adorning the bar and brewmaster's table shined up bright.

the first thing we noticed was the service which is both friendly and prompt - we had beers in hand minutes after entering. We got a chance to check out the beer board and bar and our waitress was friendly and helped with beer descriptions. I should have asked about serving sizes though since I only had 3 beers as a result of getting the large every time -(not rquesting a smaller size).

The selection runs the gamut of draft -10 beers, cask -4 and bottles -3 - killer! they had all of the flagships and seasonal selections plus a few new beers on like Strangeways golden and Bottum's up brown. The Braumeister pils was fresh and delicious, the Esb and Bitter both tasty, the only thing I missed was Yakima Twilight which was past its season evidently.

The food was served in big portions and was fresh - I had the Cajun tuna wrap. I found it to be good but not outstanding. I will have to try the Brisket or brewmaster selection hearth baked pizza. I love the pizza options and the have bison grinders and my brother enjoyed duck so there are plenty of choices including options for vegetarians and the onion soup was delicious!

The best part was the pricing which was very reasonable - I had the wrap 10bucks, soup 5 and 3 beers 13.5, plus the growler I took home was only 7.50- excellent. I was pleased with the experience...almost everyone in the group didn't want to leave, the tour was pretty standard, but it was nice to check out the upgrades to the brewing equipment and they were brewing while we were there which was cool.
Definitely one of the best brewpub experiences I think I have had- must check out Victory if you haven't been.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of LeeeMare
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of Tomkob11
4.63/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of StonewallSipper
4.46/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.9/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of freeman052
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of ohyeahitsmuff
3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of BelgianBeerMe
4.03/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Nomis
4.29/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Back_in_the_Saddle
3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Since I grew up just a half an hour from the brewery, I've visited this quaint little facility and have always had great food, great service and an overall enjoyable experience. As far as I know they only keep their beers on tap. And its always well kept as far as cleanliness. When in Downingtown, check it out.

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Photo of KTCamm
4.35/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Destination visit in Downington PA. Large bar area with tables in a hallway off to the side. I was there for lunch, so the din was low and attendance was building. Probably 15-20 beers on tap to choose from, with unstructured samplers competitively priced. Growler fills as well. Broad menu, pretty much what you'd expect with good variety. Nicely made sandwiches which feature the various beers in dipping sauces. The server was quite conversant on the beers and was interested in the tasting I was doing. Finish with a visit to the bottle shop and merch.

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Photo of Anker13
4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of LTreezly
4.36/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of zhrike
4.61/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of racherwin
4.74/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Mongrel
4/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Tons of great brews on tap. Friendly, knowledgable staff. Absolutely massive facilities that still maintain a homey vibe. Great spot.

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Photo of chicagoish
4.64/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of vonmisian
5/5  rDev +17.4%
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!!!

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Photo of greyghost86
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of RancidAggro
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of rjd722
4.33/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

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Photo of jams1220
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Sellen
4.39/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of RutgersBeerGuy
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Photo of bizzy401
5/5  rDev +17.4%
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!!!

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Victory Brewing Company - Downingtown in Downingtown, PA
95 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.