Background: Oktoberfest 2007

25, 2007
Victory Brewing Company

One of the best craft breweries in America

On October 25, beginning at 4 PM, join the AIChE-Delaware Valley Section for our Oktoberfest event at Victory Brewing Company, 420 Acorn Lane, Downingtown, PA.

Tour the renowned Victory Brewery, including malt prep, brewing, fermentation, and bottling processes.  The brewery was recently expanded to a potential annual capacity of at least 70,000 barrels.  Enjoy a complementary beer tasting (for those aged 21+), appetizers, wood-fired brick oven pizza, wings, salad, socializing, and insanely good beer.

Victory Brewing is a privately-held craft brewery, located in Downingtown, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It developed from a partnership of two childhood friends begun on the back of a school bus in 1973.

Victory opened in 1996 in an old Pepperidge Farm factory, where it has grown to become one of the best craft breweries in America.  Victory began to gain national recognition with their very first beer, Victory Hop Devil, a hoppy India pale ale. Ever since, Victory has been producing incredibly bold beers “for those who appreciate flavorful beer.”

The German-trained brewers at Victory now brew more than 20 varieties, according to season and demand.  Their Golden Monkey Tripel won a silver medal in the 2004 International Beer Competition in London. Their popular Hop Devil Ale earned the title of “Champion American Beer” in the Great British Beer Festival in 2002. Both Men’s Journal and the New York Times rated their Prima Pilsner the best pilsner style in the world.

These highly desirable, award-winning Victory beers are now marketed in 22 states.  The brewery has increased its capacity from 1,750 to over 70,000 barrels a year through a series of expansions, including a Rolec 50 barrel brew house, additional fermentation tanks, and a state-of-the-art German bottling line.