Last year, Victory Brewing Co. debuted its amazing new brewhouse in Parkesburg, Pa. The facility, which is more than 140,000 sq ft set on 42 acres of rolling Chester County countryside, prepares the brewery for the next chapter in its history (victory over the world of brewing). The location was chosen because of its similarities to Victory’s home in Downingtown, Pa. Just as the Downingtown brewery recycled an old Pepperidge Farm factory, the Parkesburg brewery is built within an existing building, and both are situated less than 20 miles away from the headwaters of Brandywine Creek.
Along with a German-built ROLEC brewhouse with production capacity of up to 200 barrels (bbls) per batch, a proprietary hop separator coined the HopVIC and a hard-piped fermentation cellar featuring 161,000-bbl fermenters, Victory reinstalled its
new Downingtown bottling line. Fun fact: 45,000 feet of wire is needed to connect and run the 600-ft bottling line. Watch how Victory Brewing reassembles the line in real time in the video above (sped up 100 times, of course).