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Victory Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.94/5
Based on:
146 Beers
20,320 Reviews
Place Score: 94
Reviews: 236
Visits: 506
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: 236 | Visits: 506
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Photo of cracker
4.22/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Went for the brewery tour on Saturday and hung around to sample some beers and food. The tour was given by the restaurant manager which was a little bit of a disappointment but he actually knew quite a bit and was able to answer most questions. The equipment is beautiful...state of the art German stainless steel tanks and fermenters. They recently upgraded their brewery from 25 Barrel to 50 Barrel system (a $2.5 million project!).

The restaurant/bar is pretty much set within a large warehouse which is set around the brewery, so the atmosphere isn't your typical cozy close-knit brewpub feel. Nevertheless it is very open and roomy. The bar is L-shaped and faces the fermentation tanks which can be seen through the windows. There is a pretty large sized dining hall >20 tables. The food was pretty good and the brick oven pizza is probably what they sell most of...after beer of course.

Now to the important part. The beer list includes all their flagship beers (Hop Devil, Prima Pils, Lager, Golden Monkey) and many of their seasonals which include those that are not bottled. See their homepage for the most up to date listing. Drafts come in small (14 oz) or large (22 oz). I believe they offer a sampler too but I did not ask. Most recently I tried the cask-conditioned Hop Devil which is about as good as it gets, St. Boisterous Hellerbock and the D-Town Brown.

Growlers are available to to fill ($7-10) depending on which brew. Empty growlers are sold there for $11 (a nice ceramic German one). You can obviously bring your own too.

Nice place to hit if your in the Philly area. You need a car to get there though. I'll be back for sure. (1,666 characters)

More User Reviews:
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

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

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Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, PA
94 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.