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Victory Brewing Company
Active Beers: 132
Beer Ratings: 34,760
Beer Avg: 3.89
Taps: 20 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
420 Acorn Lane
phone: (610) 873-0881
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 209 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3 | $$
Space was large, open, well-lit. Reminiscent somewhat of a warehouse, but ample seating, and standing-room bar service available for those waiting for tables.
Overall beer quality was spectacular. Many beers sampled between four people all of which were above-average examples of their respective genres and some of which were definitive. Service was somewhat slow, but it was a Friday night, and server was receptive to numerous esoteric requests from the resident vegan (who was not me).
Incredible selection. A great mix of session ales and heavy-hitters with a great variety of styles from across North America, Britain and continental Europe. Four cask ales, including the Storm King and the flagship HopDevil were available, which exceeds any cask selection I've seen.
Food was tasty, nothing overly special. Pizzas were properly cooked, wings were generously proportioned, and I'm told fish&chips and sandwiches measured up well.
Good value for money. Highly recommended.
05-26-2013 21:55:32 |
More by FirstBrewsoon
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 2.75 | $$$
Only had the chance to visit the brewpub once while I was living in Philly. Very large brewpub area, but was still packed. Good quality and diverse beers available on tap. My friend and I each got a sampler and shared to hit pretty much everything on the list. Nothing disappointed and the majority were very solid brews. We both got pizzas, but neither one of us thought they were that good - both tasted like cheap frozen pizzas. Don't know about the rest of the menu though. Service was excellent when we were there despite it being busy. If I was ever back in the area, I would definitely stop by again.
04-22-2013 03:12:36 |
More by HarmonMW
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
The service was quite horrible. Since it was just myself my wife and daughter, we seemed very unimportant to her. She forgot or ignored our drink order, and I was forced to go to bar to get them myself. It was greatly disappointing. The potential here was great but overall I would pass when there are so many other great options in the area.
03-24-2013 21:47:52 |
More by derekrick420
vibe: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
We were seated very quickly. Upon being led to our table, we were in a very large room with what I described to my dining partner as a "caffeteria feel". There was a very large party in the room (maybe 30 people) who were very loud. I had never been impressed with Victory's beer in the bottle at home, but I thought I'd give it another try since it had been a while. I got a sampler of 5 different beers. Honestly, I don't have much good to say about the beer. I did enjoy the Scarlet Fire Rauchbier, but only because I had paired the smokey, bacony flavor with my food just right. I wouldn't drink it by itself. The food was very good, but the selection was a little lacking.
Overall, I don't understand what all the hype over Victory is... I've read reviews and maybe I'm not drinking the same beer, but of the 5 breweries I visited in PA that weekend, this was by FAR the worst.
02-12-2013 01:45:13 |
More by TimDuMont
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2 | $$
This is a great place to come on a Friday or Saturday night when you want to have a good beer with good friends and not have to deal with the people congestion at other larger establishments near by. I come for the beer not the food as should you unless youre looking for just bar food like a pretzel then it's fine. Now living on the West Coast I get very happy when I find a place that carries Victory beer.
01-29-2013 21:53:01 |
More by jamiegrowler
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
Classic brewery setup in the middle of a warehouse/industrial complex in Downingtown PA. Great beer and great people, the brewery gets constant traffic with beer lovers filing in and out to fill up growlers but also to enjoy a bite to eat; the food here is above average for a brewery. The bar tenders get creative if you visit, for instance serving up something called a "silver back" which is a combination of storm king stout and the brewery's famous Belgian style ale, golden monkey. Worth a visit.
01-28-2013 04:01:22 |
More by PaleAlePat
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Oh! why is this beer heaven five hours from my home? Tough place to find, some back streets then into an industrial park. Walking inside, if I squinted I could be in Germany. This place is large, with several rooms, or halls rather. We sat at a booth. Service was OK, food was good- but I came for neither (the only time bad service bothers me is when I can't get a first beer or am ignored by a server). With Hopdevil on cask and $10 growler fills of Storm King Stout I was in heaven. It was like meeting famous folks at home- I've admired Victory beer for years. I will be back, almost worth the five hour drive in itself.
10-01-2012 20:10:39 |
More by Flashy
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Took a road trip here in mid July. I had heard great things about this brewpub and I figured that it was about time that I got down there to check it out. The pub was hopping pretty well even though it was after lunch time. The pub area is very spacious lots of neat banners and things to look at from anywhere in the place. The bar looked packed for a Saturday afternoon but seemed like it was the place to be. We took a table and ordered a few beers and some food. The service was very good and the wait time for the drinks and food was minimal. The beer selection was really quite good and it should be since they make all of them on the premises. The food was very good, cooked to our liking and very filling. The store was pretty nice too with some interesting merch available at a decent price. Overall it was a fun experience, it's not my favorite brewery but it was nice to finally get down there to check it out.
08-17-2012 17:11:46 |
More by Knapp85
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited the brewpub recently. The selection is excellent with many of there beers on tap with three of them also available on hand pull. The area is spacious with a lot of bar space available. The menu seemed to have many options. The items myself and my friend had were both very good. The quality of the beers was decent. A few really strong selections with others made for the masses. Overall a great experience. No tours were available. The merchandise store was also well priced. Flights of whatever combination you want are available too.
07-30-2012 02:20:35 |
More by kylehay2004
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
My family members have a house about ten minutes away from here, so I stop by whenever I'm in the area. It would be a regular stop for me if I wasn't over an hour away, as I can't really get my beloved HopDevil Ale any fresher than this!
Atmosphere: Well, it's kind of weird. There are two doors that you can go into: a main door that leads to the restaurant/bar part, and a side door the leads to the beer store. However, the beer store door is confusing at first visit; you suddenly find yourself dumped into the back of the dining section and next to a small arcade. You then have to follow an annoyingly narrow hallway for twenty feet or so, and then the beer store is the last doorway on the left. It's a small store with clothes racks clogging up the center of the floor. They really need more space for the beer store. However, when you walk through the dining area and into the main hall, it really opens up. Also, the bar is pretty freaking big.
Quality: You can't get Victory brews much fresher than this; this is where the beer is created and awaits thirsty patrons by the case in the beer store, or by the growler full.
Service: I didn't eat there, so I can't say about the waiting staff or bar staff, but the guys at the register in the store were nice, and obviously knowledgeable, as they were having a conversation about how long one should allow an IPA to sit before it loses its freshness.
Selection: They have cases of their most popular brews in the beer store; other than that, I'm not sure, as I haven't eaten or drank there.
Value: The prices for cases are average, but their glasses in the beer store are crazy cheap. I believe it was about three bucks for a nice Victory pint glass, and seven bucks for a goblet.
Overall: A place that you need to stop at if you're in the area and like Victory brews. You can't get much fresher!
03-26-2012 07:42:40 |
More by CowsCanBark
Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, PA
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