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 mobud:
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3.7/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Took a trip to Victory this last Sunday for the Brewery Chilli Cookoff. The place was packed several hours in, but slowly settled down to a low roar by the time we left. The wading thru the loonng bar to get the food area was tough, but after 10 minutes or so, the three of us got a good table right in the middle of the action. My wife did the chilli tasting and I did the beer tasting. She enjoyed the different styles and the easy access to the samples (nice guys manning the tables). The beers were great and the server was good about timing the drinks, but was really off on the food. she appeared to be overmatched by the volume of people there for the chilli event. We ordered my son's pizza first to busy him and it came out warm and only about 4 minutes before ours did. I had the Pork sandwich and my wife had the Chicken/Avocado wrap. Both were OK, nothing to scream about. After finishing the food, we had to go searching for the server so she could give us the check.

OK, for the beer! I am a longtime lover of the beer that Victory puts out, so I was not hard to please. I tried to have all the stuff that is pub only or not widespread. I first had the Donnybrook Stout. This beer is now #1 on my stout list. It is low in ABV and has great balance between sweetness and roast body that I love in a stout. I also had the Festbier, which is bottled, but I do not see it much. Last I tried the Uncle Teddy's Bitter. A fine session ale if there ever was one. I had to have a second.

The overall value is good. There were alot of guys there and most seened to be there to check out the women. The rudeness level was high, but there were enough serious beer heads to bring down that dance club vibe. The food was middle of the road, the beer was great, and I did not feel like was being rushed around or being over charged on anything. I good experience! (1,869 characters)

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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.