Victory Brewing Company

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Victory Brewing CompanyVictory Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.92/5
Based on:
145 Beers
20,411 Reviews
Place Score: 94
Reviews: 235
Visits: 501
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: 235 | Visits: 501
Reviews by ffejherb:
Photo of ffejherb
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

My wife and I visited Victory on 12/28/06 for a few afternoon beers before heading back up to Lancaster Brewing Co. for a birthday party.

When we pulled into the parking lot, it felt like we just entered a big industrial park. But I saw the big "V" on the building, so I knew we were in the right place. Found a parking spot right outside the brewpub. Inside, the first thing I noticed was the huge wrap-around bar. This place has a spacious, wide-open floor plan with probably 30-ft. high ceilings. We really liked the atmosphere, although it was a bit too loud given the number of patrons (probably due to the vast floor plan). We decided to sit at the bar since there was plenty of room and we weren't getting lunch. The barstools had backrests and were very comfortable.

The beer selection was very good. In addition to Victory's regular line-up (Hopdevil, Golden Monkey, Prima Pils and Lager), they also had Hop Wallop, Old Horizontal, Uncle Teddy's Bitter, Storm King Stout, Festbier, Mad King's Weiss and even root beer (which was awesome... we tried a sample). The only thing they were out of was their Rauchbier. Aside from their selections on draught, they also had the bitter and Hopdevil on cask. Finally, they also had bottle conditioned V-Twelve, Saison and Sunrise Weissbier.

I started with the cask conditioned bitter, which was good, and my wife opted for a sampler, which included the Golden Monkey, Festbier, Storm King and Mad King's Weiss. She liked all of the selections and wound up buying a growler and filling it with Golden Monkey (for consumption at our holiday party). I also got a cask conditioned Hopdevil, which was quite tasty and much better than from a bottle. We didn't really get any food, other than a German soft pretzel with beer mustard, which was tasty.

We received very prompt and courteous service, and our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about Victory's beers. We also had a nice conversation with a local patron. Before we left, I got a 5-oz. sampler glass of Hop Wallop. It wasn't bad, but it was a bit light and watery and too bitter (much like most West Coast IPAs). Plus I didn't even get charged for it.

Overall, it was a very nice experience and we will be returning soon. (2,246 characters)

More User Reviews:
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

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.55/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

HUGE space, great service, great beer (love the separate line for pours away from the bar seating) and really damn good food. (125 characters)

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

Photo of Bill69
3.69/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2.75

Photo of yergermeister
3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

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Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, PA
94 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.