Victory Brewing Opens New Digs in Kennett Square

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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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It’s Time to Say Goodbye to a Frost We’ll Miss

shack-frost-400It’s Last Call for the Shake Shack/Victory Brewing Co. collaboration, Shack Frost Ale. The weizenbock is now running on special till the beer runs out.

Pints are just $4 and pitchers (available in Center City and King of Prussia only) are $15.

Get there for a burger and beer before the flowers begin to bloom.

Shake Shack – Center City [Foobooz]
Shake Shack – King of Prussia [Foobooz]

More Ice Cream News: Victory Beer Ice Cream Sampling At Di Bruno Bros

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Here in Philadelphia (or maybe in all of America), we are a little beer obsessed. Beer gardens, beer festivals, beer delivery. Beer-braised cabbage, beef and pork. Craft beer and local breweries. It’s an endless chain of beer-related news and events that keeps people excited. And drunk.

So obviously, the next step is beer ice cream. Because we should be able to have beer for dessert, too. And it’s beer and ice cream, people. Combined.

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Now We’ve Got The Menu For The Han Dynasty / Victory Beer Dinner

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As we previously mentioned, Han Dynasty and Victory beer are pairing up to host a dinner at Han Dynasty’s University City location on Tuesday, February 24 at 7 pm. The five-course dinner will be $65 per person, including tax and gratuity and will include one Victory beer with each course. To reserve your tickets, call the restaurant at 215-222-3711 with your credit card ready.

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Han Dynasty Hosts Victory Beer Dinner

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For the first time, the crew at Han Dynasty in University City will be teaming up with a local brewer for a beer dinner.

On February 24, Han Dynasty in UCity will host a Victory Beer dinner. Tickets will run you $65 per person (including gratuity, tax and beer pairings), and dinner will begin at 7 pm.

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Shake Shack Drops A New Year’s Gift On Philly

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So you guys know about the McRib, right? It’s some kind of mutant, boneless pork sandwich that McDonald’s releases on the world every now and then. People go nuts over it for a lot of reasons, but one of the big ones is that its not available all the time. It’s a limited release, and that makes the McRib special.

Shake Shack has been doing something similar for the past few months–putting their Shackmeister Burger (the first major, burger-based addition to their menu since 2012) onto menus in select locations, then pulling it off again, offering it as a special, then making it go away. But starting on January 1 of 2015, the Shackmeister (pictured above) is going to become a permanent addition to the menu of Shacks nationwide.

But there’s something special just for Philly, too.

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Introducing Victory’s Harvest Ale

victory harvest aleLook for Victory Brewing’s first wet-hopped ale in bottles. Harvest Ale is now available, though only for a limited-time. Victory’s Harvest Ale is brewed with fresh Citra and Mosaic hops from Yakima, Washington. The hops were picked and then trucked directly to Victory’s Downingtown brewery, where the beer was brewed immediately to maintain freshness.

The beer is available in 12-ounce bottles and we’re sure it will be a big hit with fans of Victory’s Dirt Wolf and other hoppy beers, we certainly enjoyed it.

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Local Brewers Bring Home Medals from Great American Beer Festival

gabf-2014Seventeen medals, including seven gold were brought home by local brewers this weekend from the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. Earth Bread + Brewery, Fegley’s Brew Works, Flying Fish, Sly Fox, Tröegs and Victory each were among the gold medal winners. Also a winner in its first year of existence, Barren Hill Tavern and Brewery.

Iron Hill also had a strong showing with three medals including two from its Media, PA location.

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12 Things to Do Outside the City This Fall

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Pumpkin-centric shenanigans abound September 27th to October 31st at Shadybrook Farm.

Ditch the concrete jungle for autumnal splendor at the many fall festivals located just outside the city proper. From boozy to spooky to totally kid-friendly, there’s an event for every interest and locale.

Pumpkinland at Linvilla Orchards
September 13th to November 9th
Pay as you go
Pumpkin- and apple-picking, cornfield mazes, hay rides, and children’s activities at Linvilla Orchards in Delaware Valley. The Apple Festival, September 27th and 28th, features a pie-eating contest, and there’s the annual Costume Parade on October 26th so you can try out your costume before Halloween.
For more information, visit Linvilla.com

Brandywine Valley Harvest Festival
September 27th and 28th, and October 4th and 5th
$15 for a Passport to all six wineries
The Brandywine Valley Wine Trail wineries celebrate the fall harvest with two weekends of live music, picnicking, wine tastings and tours. All wineries will offer Stomp for the Cure Oct. 4, a grape-stomping fundraiser for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
For more information, visit BVWineTrail.com

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