The Downingtown-based Victory Brewing Company has officially opened Victory at Magnolia. It’s on Cypress Street in Kennett Square in a new development that’s still under construction but so far includes townhouses and apartments. The surroundings aren’t so exciting: There’s a Rite Aid on one corner; a dance academy and a dry cleaner across the street; and not too much else in the immediate vicinity. But inside the seven-barrel brewery, Victory’s president and brewmaster Bill Covaleski spoke to an opening-day crowd with plenty of enthusiasm about the future for the location, which will feature, he said, plenty of site-specific beers. In fact, Covaleski told us he might one day make a mushroom beer, though he admitted that could be a tough sell.
The food menu is finely tuned for “beer enjoyment,” he said, and made from the freshest local ingredients—including, of course, plenty of mushrooms. The chef comes to the 220-seat restaurant from Victory’s Downingtown location, and is relishing this opportunity to create a new menu.
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We’ve already seen several impressive rebirths this year. Hawthorne’s has reopened after a blaze forced the beer cafe and bruncherie to close for almost a year, and they’re now offering beer delivery. Jose Garces has opened the Olde Bar at Bookbinders. The most impressive thing about this Olde Bar might be how little has actually changed. Even the plaques dedicated to faithful customers of Old Orignal Bookbinders remain. Earlier this week, the old Frankie Bradley’s, a well-known restaurant that fed the stars for 50+ years at 13th and Chancellor reopened as Franky Bradley’s. It’s now a nostalgic and sexy bar and restaurant from Silk City’s Mark Bee.
Not bad for the slowest time of year for restaurants.
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Victory Brewing Company has provided an update to their brewpub coming to Kennett Square. The brewpub that will include a seven barrel brewery is aiming to open this fall at Cypress and Mill Roads in Kennett.
The beers brewed on site will include test brews as well as core Victory beers like Hop Devil. The Kennett Square brewpub will also fill growlers and sell merchandise via an onsite store.
The menu will include favorites from the Downingtown brewpub plus items inspired by local ingredients.
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Joe Sixpack counts up to twenty breweries and brew pubs on tap for Philadelphia and its suburbs. And that’s not counting what will be opening in New Jersey.
Among the highlights, Victory Brewing Company’s Kennett Square brew pub (pictured) and Guild Hall Brewing in Jenkintown.
Joe Sixpack: There’s a new wave of craft breweries coming to the Philly region [Philadelphia Daily News]