Way back in January, Victory Brewing Co. took ownership of 18 oversized brewery tanks (16 fermentation tanks and two bright tanks), for its new brewery located in Parkesburg, Pa., with the goal of completing 10 brewing operations per day and produce 200-barrels (bbls) each. Victory recently updated on its Parkesburg brewery progress. Here’s a rundown of what’s happening at the Parkesburg brewery:
All utilities are running and the mill is now fully commissioned. Each of the grain silos, which are now ready to receive container shipments, are capable of storing four times the amount of grain as Victory’s silos in Downingtown, Pa.
The mill performed extremely well and, over the weekend, Victory was able to run its first water brew. Using 3 1/2 tons of grain and 150 kilos of hops, the brewery tested the brewhouse with good results. At press time, Victory was preparing to execute the next phase of its commissioning schedule and will brew two beers to completion, testing the yeast system and fermentation. That’s a big milestone for a new brewery.
Assuming progress continues at its current pace and systems continue to function as expected, Victory is targeting mid-December to move its bottling line.
The Victory fun doesn’t stop there. Today, Nov. 1,the company will be in Kennett Square, Pa., to officially break ground on its new brewpub, Victory at Magnolia. And this week, the brewery also announced a new seasonal offering — Hop Ranch Imperial India Pale Ale, the third new release for the brewery this year.