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Victory Brewing Company
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Active Beers: 117
Beer Ratings: 32,176
Beer Avg: 3.91
Taps: 20 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
420 Acorn Lane
phone: (610) 873-0881
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vibe: 1 | quality: 1 | service: 2 | selection: 1 | $$
Visited Victory on a beautiful June day. I went there along with my homebrew club. We had scheduled ahead of time a "brewers tour". We paid for this tour and we were very excited because earlier in the week they had announced no more tours. We showed up like a bunch of little kids on Christmas only to be met by ole Grinchy himself. From the moment we were "greeted" by the staff we were treated like trash. Our club has had many great experiences with breweries, brewpubs, and bars none like this one.
On our "brewers tour" our tour guide knew nothing of brewing and admittedly told us so. So much for getting what you pay for. I was hoping to gain some knowledge of the brewing process but was told bad information. When a plate of hops was passed around I asked what kind they were. The tour guides response "I don't know probably something they just swept off the floor".
After getting our samples on the tour, which happened to be the 3 most popular beers, we headed into the bar/restaurant area for lunch. We were given 1 server for our 30 or so people and only about 20 chairs. We were denied service at the bar because we had a server and were part of our group. At this point in the day the MANAGEMENT had sufficiently treated us like trash and the server apologized for it. I have never in any eatery had a waiter apologize for their boss.
Our day ended when one of our group was kicked out. The manager ripped a glass out of his hand with such force that a good portion of it spilled on the floor. She then screamed at him to leave. She said he was "visibly intoxicated". He was far from intoxicated and he left. There was at least 5 people that were visibly intoxicated standing with 15 feet of him when he was told to leave. When our club president asked for an explanation none was given.
Victory has really lost touch of what is important. The customer. The only thing that is of any importance to them is your money. They don't care about good beers, good times, or good food. Just to get your money. There is plenty of other breweries and brewpubs in the area that care about the customer that visiting Victory is not worth your time.
I will never buy or suggest their beer to anyone ever again. I have never in my life been treated with such disdain and disrespect. Which is quite incredible since I work with juvenile delinquents.
07-09-2011 03:17:52 |
More by OldeBrickHouse
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$
Amazing place, went for dark intrigue day, and had an absolutely amazing time. Very clean and nice food area, very nice bar with excellent selection, and the growler fillers were excellent. I went through the main bar and restaurant on my way to the retail store. Everyone there was really nice and helpful, and never hesitated in answering a question, even if we were asking them for the third time. I did not end up getting the dark intrigue (i didn't know it would be distributed once we found out we got out of line and decided to wait for it) Amazing beer, Amazing people.
11-25-2011 03:32:51 |
More by vicsju1991
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
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! Youll 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 Victorys 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!!
11-28-2005 01:39:33 |
More by barknee
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.
03-29-2006 02:25:42 |
More by Vibbly
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
very nice brewpub/brewery. its a bit of a drive from just about anywhere. place is a bit utilitarian inside. sort of reminds me of a poconos ski lodge but the bar area is nice. you can enjoy pleasing views of those big fermentation tanks right behind the bar. they tap a few beers here that arent available elsewhere and they also keep hopdevil on the handpump. service was great and the food was better than usual brewbub fare. the pizzas were damn good too. also, most of their non-seasoal beers are available for takeout.
06-27-2006 03:13:46 |
More by ipa90
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2 | $$
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: 3 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$
We were seated very quickly. Upon being led to our table, we were in a very large room with what I described to my dining partner as a "caffeteria feel". There was a very large party in the room (maybe 30 people) who were very loud. I had never been impressed with Victory's beer in the bottle at home, but I thought I'd give it another try since it had been a while. I got a sampler of 5 different beers. Honestly, I don't have much good to say about the beer. I did enjoy the Scarlet Fire Rauchbier, but only because I had paired the smokey, bacony flavor with my food just right. I wouldn't drink it by itself. The food was very good, but the selection was a little lacking.
Overall, I don't understand what all the hype over Victory is... I've read reviews and maybe I'm not drinking the same beer, but of the 5 breweries I visited in PA that weekend, this was by FAR the worst.
02-12-2013 01:45:13 |
More by TimDuMont
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3 | $$
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 |
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