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Victory Brewing Company

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BEER AVG
3.94/5
Based on:
146 Beers
20,321 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
Photo of JWQ
5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Food is awesome, beer is awesome! They need an outdoor patio! The tour was really cool and you could bring your beer along. The also have a store with apparel and other Victory items that is good to check out. I got growler of Hop Wallop to go. My favorite brewery by far (271 characters)

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

A truly unique experience albeit a rather difficult place to find. Your approach is through an industrial park to an old warehouse once used by Pepperidge Fram. Not sure what to expect as you walk through the doors, you are greeted by a beautiful microbrewery/brewpub with large brick ovens that are wood fired and used for cooking. Most of Victory's beers are available on tap and the staff is very knowledgeable and quite able to assist you. The food is to die for and very reasonable priced. Lots of entertainment and a fun place to visit or to hang out. (557 characters)

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

I have debated on these ratings for over a week now and it seems as though I have gotten a double-dog dare to post them, so without further ado and lack of compunction, here goes ...

Situated at the far end of a former Pepperidge Farm bakery, the somewhat nondescript front is arrested by the beautiful mural of the Festbier label. This place makes me: a) proud to be a Pennsylvanian, since it is an excellent reuse of a once defunct building, where in SoCal, it would have been razed and paved over by now and b) overjoyed that it exists a mere forty (40) miles from my house, meaning that it is but a short train trip and a brisk walk away.

The interior is done in muted tones of matte brick red, mustard yellow, and depending on the light, royal or navy blue. They utilize a huge L-shaped bar which wraps around a corner of the building. Sitting at the bar, just inside the entrance, puts you in front of a set of viewing windows that overlook the fermentation/finishing tanks. Above the windows is a long gold, stencilled quote on red by Teddy Roosevelt regarding the idea of victory (with a lower case "v").

If you turn right from the entryway, you pass a cigar case on the end of the bar, the six-pack (to go) cooler, several video games, a cigarette machine, and an English-style dartboard mounted against some burlap malt bags. You then come to a long corridor. A word of caution - the Men's is the FIRST door on the right, not the last one, as I was chagrined to be reminded of following a Pitt/Villanova men's basketball game in late February. Opposite the Women's room, and at the end of the hall is the Retail Shop, with cases and kegs available, along with shirts, t-shirts, et al. They went out of their way recently to get me a size L fleece when they were out of stock and I ws going to be visiting on successive weekends, BTW.

To the left of the bar are a couple of pool tables and another window, this time overlooking the kitchen. Be sure to take in the brick oven and the firewood being stored nearby. As a gourmand and a chef in arrested development, the kitchen is where it happens for me. The retaurant area is behind both the kitchen and the extension of the bar. It is a carpeted area (the only one in the place) with several American flags and a Bavarian flag in the overhead. There is an eye-catching neon "V" and numerous victory-related WWII posters and some old photos of the Pepperidge Farm plant on the walls. There is another set of windows looking into the finishing room and finally, the current beer list, which is part permanent display, part chalkboard, just to keep the curiosos on track.

I should also mention the murals - the Hop Devil logo, Saint Boistrous & Saint Victorious, the toiling and moiling worker, and a joyous bottle proclaiming "Beer to Go!" are all painted in the overheads.

Further, Bill & Ron have (happily, in my industrial eyes) retained the open high ceilings, the exposed piping and air ducts that I am sure abounded in the building's original incarnation.

Finally, a note on the food: I live for their brick oven-baked pizzas. If that, along with any of their huge selections of beers, doesn't get your pulse racing, it's time for a check-up, Freddie! On the beer front - I really can't color your judgement on the UKPA vs. USPA challenge, but I have a clear-cut favorite. I also really dig the Uncle Teddy's Bitter on cask. Hop Devil is also on cask, say no more. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. On and on. 5.0! (3,495 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 vicsju1991
5/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Amazing place, went for dark intrigue day, and had an absolutely amazing time. Very clean and nice food area, very nice bar with excellent selection, and the growler fillers were excellent. I went through the main bar and restaurant on my way to the retail store. Everyone there was really nice and helpful, and never hesitated in answering a question, even if we were asking them for the third time. I did not end up getting the dark intrigue (i didn't know it would be distributed once we found out we got out of line and decided to wait for it) Amazing beer, Amazing people. (577 characters)

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 TylerAddisonJ13
4.95/5  rDev +17.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Obviously, this place has a lot of hype that comes with the name. I was really excited to be able to visit, and so I had high expectations.

The building is really nice! Very clean, and well-maintained. It's a very very large brew pub, with a bar that can sit a LOT of people.

Me and my friends sat down at a table near the bar area, and ordered our appetizers. I got an order of hot wings. They were out very fast, and they were particularly good.

I got a Prima Pils Draft. Excellent when it's fresh from the source.

For my actual meal I got BBQ Beef Brisket sandwich with fries and cole slaw. All were good, but I couldn't finish it (the appetizer was a meal in itself!)

Next, beer sampling! Tried Donnybrook Stout, Hop Wallop, HopDevil, Uncle Teddy's Bitter, Festbier, CBC Tradition, and Whirlwind. Out of those my favorite was the Uncle Teddy's!

I came, I ate, I drank, and I went home happy. This place didn't just meet my high expectations, but it SURPASSED them. I was very impressed. Over 20 beers on tap, a good food menu, and good service. Victory is definitely deserving of all the hype. (1,104 characters)

Photo of ElGuapo
4.95/5  rDev +17.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Wow! This place is amazing. Great selection of their finest brews on draught, in bottles, cask-conditioned, and workhouse porter out of the firkin. All served at great temperatures by very friendly people.

The food was great. It was the PA BA Gathering, and we had a buffet lunch with pizza, wings, and bratwurst. All were excellent, and I would definitely be very happy with the same if I returned, although I will say that I would have to try some new stuff. After taking the tour, I was absolutely amazed at how large this place is. They have some very impressive equipment, and if you take the tour, they will tell you all about it. I will be back to this wonderful establishment. (688 characters)

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.95/5  rDev +17.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Downingtown may be more depressed in many ways than my own hometown of Weirton, WV. However they have something that West Virginia just isn't ready for, and that my friends is Victory Brewing Co. located in a former Pepperidge Farms facility pretty industrial area on 420 Acorn Lane. Once you see the Victory over hang you know your in the right place, drove out during the 10th Anniversary weekend and could not have been more happier to have made the pilgramage. Busy as all hell (which is great), celebratory folks mingling, drinking fine beers, and eating the good eats this brewpub has to offer. The only beers flowing that I had never had in bottles and drafts were the doppelalt sticke, Braumeister Pils, and that's it. However they also had some of my favorites flowing including Hop Devil (draft and cask), Prima Pils, Storm King, Old Ho, Mad King's Weisse, Dark and Helles Lagers, Golden Monkey, Festbier, V12 and VSaison bottles. Anyways that was the great selection all gems in their own right, no onto the Victory festivities enjoyed watching the female competitions but mainly I was graced with the presence of fellow BAs who couldn't have been warmer. After speaking to Bill and Ron and telling them about how my friends and I drove out to D-town for the festivities he asked us if we had eaten, of course with the 3 plus hour wait to be seated Ron insisted that we sit at an empty table near where we were standing and that servers would be with us to fill our glasses and take our orders. So thank you Bill and Ron for showing us the hospitality the food was all good ate a big ol' burger topped with gorgonzola, spinach, and roasted peppers...yum!!! (1,667 characters)

Photo of ajr24
4.9/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

If the numbers I've jotted down above don't say anything then please allow my words to do so.

Victory beer has held a special place in my heart (and in my fridge!) for some time now. Visiting the brewery was like visiting Mecca for me. Over the summer I was in West Chester for my brother's wedding and I actually felt a magnetic pull from the brewery and luckily we had time to stop by. Upon entering I think I uttered the words "I'm home..."

Upon entering through the far left door you will immediately notice the ample space- tables and the jumbo bar. Each time I've gone they've had a different amount of people. Yesterday we went for the tour and stayed around after for some obvious beer drinking and a bite to eat. Friday afternoons really raked in a crowd. With all the people there sitting and standing the place really was not that loud. A decent and jovial atmosphere is easily maintained.

I don't know where the quaffs over poor service come from or maybe it's just cause I'm not the pickiest person over service. But that said, I have had some seriously outstanding service. The bartenders seem to be more knowledgeable than the waitstaff about the beer, but they also appear to be over 21 whereas the waitstaff appears to be underage. I sympathized deeply with our server Elizabeth the other day as she explained to our friends and I that she was allowed to smell their beers and then work off that information while serving. What a tease! Either way, each server I and friends have had has been exceptionally friendly and helpful.

As for their beer? Well, their brewers are honestly wizards. The beer from the brewery and beyond has been magical. Their German beer prowess is unmatched, and their English beer styles do not lurk in the shadows. Uncle Teddy's Bitter on cask for example. And their American beers are phenomenal... They use 33 different strains of yeast so you can taste the creativity in their beers pretty easily. Hop Wallop on cask and I jizzed in my pants. Lol you knew that was coming...

Now I can't claim to be an expert on their food but we did manage to knock down a chunk of their appetizer menu and the Wings of Victory with Honey BBQ sauce are pretty delish. Trice Fries with spicy mayo are also tasty. Their appetizers are also pretty substantial so easy to share with your friends.

It's bargain city here, lemme tell you... the price of pints is noticeably cheaper than you would pay at an outside place. The most apparent deal is their growlers. Just seeing their growler fill station is a treat in itself. But for about 25-26 dollars you will get a 64 oz German style growler and a fill. Obviously cheaper for those of you already with growlers so it would be around 9 for lower abv beers and 11 for bigger beers. Plus they serve their beer as proper as it can get- using imperial pint glasses (20 oz) that vary according to beer style. Also they offer smaller sizes.

Overall Victory Brewing Co. has been an enchanting and victorious experience! I recommend their beer, brewery and drinkery to all! Let's just say I could keep typing sweet words but I'll have to digress... VBC is an A plus. (3,146 characters)

Photo of barknee
4.9/5  rDev +16.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

What a great place to spend a few hours or an entire day. The brews are diverse and fresh as could be...The food is very decent, with a great range of chow to accommodate anyone. The service is super good, with two different servers during our stay going way out of the way to make our time enjoyable; it was greatly appreciated and rewarded. The feeling...to be one to occupy this place was like walking on hallowed ground...This is one brewery that deserves the rite to succeed and flourish! You’ll love it big time!! Additional kudos’ to Bill & Ron for their support of numerous organizations; from children's hospitals to local school districts..The list on Victory’s website of those fortunate to receive the support of this brewery is impressive. These two guys are a couple of mench's. EVERYTHING is good about this company!! (835 characters)

Photo of djeffbee
4.88/5  rDev +15.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Wow.

I have been to Victory about 50 times, but today was my first time since the renovations.

I loved it before and was skeptical that the renos were going to change the place, and they did - for the much better.

Before a dark, warehouse with a bar and some tables is now a very modern, yet classy layout complete with sexy wood trimmings and the feel of sitting inside a real copper brew kettle.

Food - wife and I split wings and a couple of the sandwiches - BBQ (Pastrami) and the Jerk chicken - wow. Usually wifey and I order a couple apps and beers, get the kids lunch and that's about it. The food was outstanding - to the point where we usually focus on the beer, but our focus was changed.

Service - ya know, I don't know where they recruit the young staff, but the way I look at it most Gen Y's (or Millennial's) don't want to work. I never see that here. Our waitress Amanda was fantastic.

Selection - reminded me of the real old days where you could walk into Victory and taste even some of the most obscure beers. 4 hand pumps, sample sizes available for $1- No complaints here.

Value? huh? I don't think there is anything really over $10-12 on the menu, along with the beers averaging $3.50 - $4.50. Our family of four walked out of there for less than $50 with a couple tall beers and multiple samples for each of the parents.

Entertainment - yep entertainment. Today was an open mike collaboration in the 'beer room'. A few acts showed up and they all were fabulous. The setting is unique, but very appealing.

All in all, a fantastic experience. Keep up the good work..

Cheers! (1,603 characters)

Photo of bjk333
4.85/5  rDev +14.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

My wife and I just spent a Saturday afternoon and Sunday lunch at Victory for our Anniversary, and we could not have been more impressed. Every single person that we came in contact with was cheerful and helpful. Seriously. Their selection of brewery-only drafts is really fun, and delicious. Try a casked Hop Devil; you won't believe your tastebuds. The food on the menu was outstanding fare, excellent and filling, and better than the usual pub menu by a thousand fold.
DO NOT FORGET to bring your growler, like I did. But if you do, they sell these killer stainless steel minis and the tradional glass. Stock up. (616 characters)

Photo of Idaho99
4.8/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I had the absolute pleasure of visiting Victory Brewing recently. Similar to other reviewers, I found the atmosphere a bit underwhelming. However, since the beer is the most important thing, the surroundings were easily overcome by their quality product.

I chose Victory as my destination to try their Hop Devil on cask. I was not disappointed - it lived up to my memory and expectation. However, I was completely blown away by their seasonal beer, Hop Wallop. They offered this beer both on draught and on cask. To say the least, I have a new favorite beer! Wow, I just can't say enough about this beer...

Regarding the food, I had a pizza and thought it was quite good. Additionally, my service was excellent - maybe a product of sitting at the bar and arriving before the rush.

If you ever find yourself in Philly, make the trip to Downingtown. You'll be happy you did. And I'll be envious... (898 characters)

Photo of stingo
4.8/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

An excellent brewpub with a varied menu and of course Victory Brews. Service and quality were outstanding, including the desserts which seem to be an afterthought at many places. Very highly recommended, if a bit short on atmosphere. (233 characters)

Photo of Navysqurl
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

As good as it gets!!!! Decor, staff and beers are great. Brewery tour was fantastic. Merch shop is tops. They should expand it. They have a Cornucopia of beers. I'm usually not a flight/sampler guy but it is worth it here. (222 characters)

Photo of bigjohn
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

I really enjoyed my trip to the Victory Brewhouse today. I went for a late afternoon lunch. The atmosphere is nice, music was solid classic rock, not too loud, dart board, pool tables, nice long bar with comfy stools. No complaints, the only reason its not a five is that i like my bars small and dark, but this place is nice. Quality of the beer is great, I have not had a product from them that I havent liked. My service was really good, my bartender offered me samples because I had trouble deciding, and he was attentive and friendly. Selection was great, pretty much every style represented, 12 taps in all. Food was ok, i had a burger and fries, nothing spectacular, but it doesnt have to be. Nice place, I wish it was closer. (733 characters)

Photo of maseww22
4.74/5  rDev +12.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Great changing menus with a wide selection of Victory favorite beers. Want a treat? Try the ice cream. Get there early for dinners and weekend lunches. (152 characters)

Photo of ikats
4.72/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I thought the place was absolutely great! Definitely my kind of place, and worth the trip.

I found it fairly quickly, but I can see how it may be a problem, so make sure you have good directions. As so many pointed out, the place is big, warehouse-like. It definitely cannot be described as cozy, but it is very casual and sitting there you feel very relaxed. You get a feeling that it is a brewery first, and a pub second. It really is all about the beer!

Victory has a long bar, a couple of pool tables, and a large dining area. Very simple, very casual, a place you can relax in. People working there were very friendly. No complaints there.

The biggest attraction here, of course, is beer! I got a sampler - all Victory beers. Sample glasses are fairly large at 6 oz and there were 16 styles available when I was there. You get your standards like HopDevil, Golden Monkey and Storm King. But you also get Old Horizontal, Braumeister Pils, St. Victorious, Mad King's Weiss, cask conditioned HopDevil, Dark Lager, D-Town Brown Ale and a few others. Quality was outstanding. Even for styles I do not normally enjoy (heife and barley wine) I could feel and appreciate excellent quality.

I didn't eat a lot, but enjoyed whatever I tried. I plan to center a weekend around Victory some time soon.

Very highly recommended! (1,337 characters)

Photo of HugoGrim
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

I've heard so much about Victory's beer that I purposely didn't try much until I could try it on tap at the brewery, which turned out to be a great decision.

We arrived at around 2:30 p.m. on a Friday, planning to eat lunch and make the 4:00 tour. You are met with a long bar which wraps around the wall as soon as you walk in the door. I was that almost their entire selection of beer was available on tap, except some of the off season stuff. We ended up trying 9 different beers for the first time, before we left.

The service was excellent. Our waitress brought me the wrong beer with our first round, which she quickly corrected, leaving the incorrect pint for no cost. I always love those type of mistakes. This was the first free beer we received that day, though not the last. Our food came quickly and she kept our glasses full. The food was excellent. They have hearth baked pizza, which my friend tried, and a wide selection of sandwiches, burgers, and dinners. I had the beer barbecue pork sandwich which went quite well with the beer.

As 4:00 approached we asked our waitress where we meet for the tour, she showed us, we then asked if they provide any free beer on the tour. She said they do not, but then told us she would just give us each a pint for the walk... more free beer :) No complaints here, hence the 5.0 I gave their service.

The tour was only the second brewery tour I've been on, but it was head and shoulders beyond the first in terms of information, quality, and fun. We got to see pretty much everything, and even meet one of the brew-masters.

After the tour we had another beer at the bar, and I got two six packs to take home (which were notably cheaper than what their beer is sold for at my local purposely, plus it's ridiculously fresh). All in all a great trip, and a great place. I'll be back no doubt. (1,856 characters)

Photo of gciccarelli
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

An excellent place - some of my favorite beers paired with some world-class pub food.

The place is a very clean and modern take on a German brauhaus - big ceiling, copper kettles, long tables, a huge long bar. Very cool atmosphere.

The quality of the brews are world-class - great Victory beers straight from the brewer. In addition, their growlers are incredibly nice - they sell them for $15 but I've seen them online for $30. German flip-top style.

The service is hit or miss - the bartenders are very good, but the servers are sometimes not so much. They are usually friendly but sometimes slow.

The selection is excellent. All of the Victory bottled beers are available on draft, and there are usually 10 or so more draft-only brews that may be rotating or one time. In addition, there are usually 3 or 4 brews on cask. Couldn't ask for more.

The food is all fantastic - I've had nearly every single appetizer at this point and can safely recommend them all, especially the pretzel. Their BBQ is great as well. Some of the best pub-style food I've had.

To top this all off, the prices are great - food is cheap, pints are cheap, and you can get your growler filled for between $7 to $10.

A world-class establishment at incredibly cheap prices - definitely worth visiting! (1,283 characters)

Photo of Vibbly
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I always try to get to Victory whenever I have a chance to come home from college for a while. The beer, of course, is awesome. I'd specifically recommend getting Hopdevil or, if they have it, Uncle Teddy's Bitter from the hand pump. Some of their other draught-only stuff is fantastic, too, and their prices on cases tend to be lower than most of the distributers in the area.

But that's not a big surprise. The really great thing is that you can get these beers and some extremely solid food for very reasonable prices. I always get the trice fries (which come with a very nice dipping sauce) and I love the drunken mussels, the ribs (which as of now come with a free beer on tuesdays) the pizzas, the wings, the jerk grinder, the burgers--pretty much everything I've tried. It's not cutting edge cuisine, but it is delicious by any measure. And you pay less for all of this than you'd pay for comparable (but probably not as tasty) menu items at the average casual dining restaurant.

Basically, consider checking it out if you ever find yourself in the area. And if you're always in the area, you have no excuse for not going. (1,135 characters)

Photo of JakeEsterly
4.7/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Went there about a Month ago and was a great time! They had amazing selection of beer and some new ones ive never had before. Service was very friendly and didn't have to wait to get seated at all! Also food was excellent! Hope to go again soon! One thing I will tell you is that the place is somewhat hidden in an alley unless I went a different way then usual! (362 characters)

Photo of dmarch
4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Not easy to find, but it's well worth it. The food by itself is just ok, but they serve dishes that really compliment the beer well. Yes that's right, the food compliments the beer. They have a wide variety of beers available at any time, many of which you can't find anywhere else. It's fun to make multiple trips there because the beer selection is constantly changing. A must visit if your in the Philly area. (412 characters)

Photo of maddogruss
4.68/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Went here a few weeks ago for the Victory Fall Fest with a couple of my friends. My one friend had been there before and said I was in for a treat, so I was a little excited.

A: The atmosphere of the place is awesome. A cool, collected, down to earth kind of place. A large, open, L-shaped dining area with a large bar in the back. The design is pretty cool with nice, dark mahogany walls and accompanying bars. Half-vats are set up as "shelter" areas behind the bar and serve as "umbrellas" for some tables. Definitely has the feel of a place where good friends meet for a few.

Q: The quality of the beer - and the overall place - was excellent. Very clean dining area with excellent, fresh beer offerings. It almost seemed like the place had opened a week before.

S: The service was excellent. The waiter was well in tuned to the fact that we were there to eat and to get some good beer. He gave us plenty of time to figure out what we wanted to drink and eat - even making some suggestions for one of my friends. What stood out for the service was the fact that my one friend ordered a diet coke, which was brought with a lemon. He apparently took it out and the next diet coke he got had no lemon. That attention to detail is very impressive, especially from a waiter on a pretty busy Saturday.

S: the selection was great, despite the fact that it was all Victory beers. About 25 to 30 "V" taps, including some cask conditioned offerings (naturally, I had to have them). Each table is given a leather-bound beer book, which is pretty up to date and gives a detailed description of what you can expect with each beer, including food pairings.

F: I was advised to get a burger, and I conceded. I got a bacon cheddar burger that was fantastic. Came with two, four ounce Angus beef patties with perfectly melted, cheddar cheese and nice, thick pieces of bacon. Served with fries that were fantastic. My other friends got a half rack of ribs with the special, Victory Golden Monkey mustard sauce that was pretty spicy, but good nonetheless. While I did sample the sauce, I did not sample the actual ribs, so I will have to take my friend's word for it that they were good.

V: Definitely a decent value. Beers were well-priced as well as the food; definitely a great vlaue for the buck.

Note: We stopped by the Victory store, and that place seemed a bit pricey. I'm sorry, but when I go to a brewery and take all the costs other than bottling and labeling out of extended cost of getting the beer into my hands, having the gall to charge me $10.51 (exactly) for a sixer of beer, is quite upsetting to me, no matter how limited the brew. I travelled 2.5 hours to get here, and you have the balls to charge me more than what a retail store would? That is just plain price gouging, and for an industry that is all about the little man, and during these economic times, quite discouraging.

Note Update: I have recently been informed that the brewery cannot charge less than what retailers charge, which makes business sense for both parties (Victory does not want to hose itself but undercutting its "customers"). Next time, I will jsut have to bring a growler, but I am leaving this as part of my review for future reference. (3,228 characters)

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Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, PA
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