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Victory Brewing To Open Second Brewery to Meet Demand | thefullpint.com

More Victory to Love

When Bill and Ron first met in 1973 as 5th graders, their biggest concern was finding a good spot to get into trouble after school. Over their 39 years of friendship (so far), those stresses changed: Who to take to the prom? Where to go to college? How to secure a real job? And then, in 1996 how to make their dream of brewery ownership a reality.

So far, the duo has managed all of life’s choices honorably and successfully. Beginning in 2011 and continuing into 2012, Bill and Ron faced yet another daunting conundrum – this time more significant than choosing a prom date. How should they solve the challenge of operating a brewery functioning at capacity in order to feed the needs of their devoted fans?

After many sleepless nights, countless hours of research, dozens of meetings with financial institutions and a few solid drinking sessions, Bill and Ron have decided to take another leap of faith, with their fingers crossed that the Victory name holds true. Victory Brewing Company is opening a second brewery!

We officially signed papers this week to take over an existing building in Parkesburg, PA to build our additional brewing facility. We now take on the task of turning that building into another Victory Brewing Company. It will take some serious growing pains to get the new facility up-and-running. But once we’re at that point (fingers crossed for Summer 2013), it will allow us endless opportunities to experiment with new flavors and re-create old favorites.

In keeping with our “locally brewed, locally loved” motto, the choice to expand was not made lightly. The Parkesburg location will allow Victory to produce even more locally brewed and locally loved beer.

We can’t imagine considering anywhere other than Downingtown as our home. And, while there’s no place like home, the new location was chosen because of its similarities to our Downingtown location. Just as our home brewery recycled an old Pepperidge Farm factory, the expansion brewery is being built within an existing complex in Parkesburg. And just like our Downingtown location is situated a mere 14 miles from the headwaters of the east branch of the Brandywine Creek, the new brewery will be just 17 miles from the headwaters of the west branch.

Environmental impact has always been of utmost importance to us, and it continues to be as we expand. Water quality was a major consideration for this expansion. Nearly eight months of water-quality research found that the mineral composition of the west branch water is nearly identical to the east branch. And just as we have awarded ourHeadwaters Grant to a watershed stewardship group who is protecting the east branch, we will be announcing our new recipient as an advocate for the west branch.

With this expansion will come plenty of other great news. Over the next five years, we expect to add more than 50 full time jobs to our workforce. As we increase our brewing capacity, we’ll be able to bring back some of our brands that went on a brief hiatus: Old Horizontal, St. Victorious and maybe even WildDevil. Ultimately, we plan to move most of our flagship brewing to Parkesburg, which will allow us to make the Downingtown brewery into a limited-edition draft brewery for more experimentation. By shuffling some of our brewing around, we will eventually be able tobring tours back to the public!

Making the choice to expand has been a big decision for Bill and Ron. But, just as they always have, they focus their commitment on the beer. Their mission has always been to create the highest quality products, and that will continue to be the heart of Victory Brewing Company. We believe that victory comes with dedication to flavor and that belief is propelling us to expand.

Two childhood friends are once again taking a risk together. By taking this bold move forward, Bill and Ron are looking forward to celebrating the next 16 years in business, and 16 years after that, and so on, as we continue to Taste VictoryTM together.

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Awesome! I'm surprised it is so close to Downingtown though.

IMO they should've put it right in Moorestown.
 

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Awesome! I'm surprised it is so close to Downingtown though.

IMO they should've put it right in Moorestown.
:rotfl:

I would support that to hell and back!

They had to stay near the Brandywine creek for the composition of minerals in the water, so that makes sense.
 

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Eh, the Delaware has quality water lol.

That makes sense to me though, That's one of their biggest perks that they advertise, the quality of their water.
 

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... and we all helped in our own little way. :wiggles:
 

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Awesome! I'm surprised it is so close to Downingtown though.

IMO they should've put it right in Moorestown.
I only skimmed the article, but it sounded like it is just a brewery, not including a brewpub etc. Correct me if I'm wrong anyone.

If that's the case, then they're simply doing it to increase capacity. Wider distribution, wider selection.
 

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... and we all helped in our own little way. :wiggles:
Hell yes...and we will continue to help. I think we need to change our fun run route to go from one Brewery to the other :p

I only skimmed the article, but it sounded like it is just a brewery, not including a brewpub etc. Correct me if I'm wrong anyone.

If that's the case, then they're simply doing it to increase capacity. Wider distribution, wider selection.
Yes, I agree that is what it looks like, especially to continue with production of their bigger offerings such as Lager, Prima Pils, Golden Monkey, Festbier, and so on. Looks like the one in Downingtown will be more devoted to the smaller more craft offerings, as well as to opening back up to tours. Either way, that's awesome!!!
 

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Oh yeah...just found out that the new Infinity Live area down by the Philly Stadium complex is going to have a Victory Beer Hall...German style. Epic. Win.
 

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Oh yeah...just found out that the new Infinity Live area down by the Philly Stadium complex is going to have a Victory Beer Hall...German style. Epic. Win.
This.

 

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^That. Epic.
 

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Gonna have to call them about making sure they're open late the night of my wedding! Victory Brew Hall afterparty FTW
 

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Gonna have to call them about making sure they're open late the night of my wedding! Victory Brew Hall afterparty FTW
I'm there!!

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I'm there!!

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Hey, it's a free country! I'm not gonna spend any more damn money on this wedding, so I'm certainly not gonna ask them to have a private party or something, just wanna make sure they'll still be open when the reception shuts down ;) We'll be right across the street after all.
 

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