You’re familiar with the State of the Union address, but what about the State of the Brewery? On January 27th, 2011, Victory Brewing Company had their first ever State of the Brewery address. Victory’s co-founders Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski spend twenty minutes talking about the past year at Victory Brewing, as well as what is ahead for one of Pennsylvania’s biggest breweries.
Head over to their YouTube channel to watch the two-part State of the Brewery address. A couple of interesting highlights from the videos:
- - With the recent expansions that Victory has implemented, they have increased their capacity to 100,000 from about 67,000 barrels (1 barrel is 31 US gallons)
- - Sales for 2010 were up 18% over 2009, reaching 58,828 barrels in sales. They were ranked 30th in the nation in 2009 beer sales by volume [source]
Today, there was some great inside info and more information posted over at Victory’s blog, which you can read here. They give a great look at how it feels to build a brewery from an idea to a successful reality.
In other Victory Brewing-related news, Victory is fast approaching their 15 year anniversary! Look forward to a year of events nationwide to celebrate starting on February 15th. From Victory’s Blog:
Starting on February 15, our fifteenth anniversary, we’ll kick off a year of events nationwide, that celebrate our past 15 years together. Join us at Victory on Feb. 15 to witness the first screening of ‘Fifteen Years Of Character(s)’ our video homage to the fans of Victory. Hear the Victory stories of fans and friends like Greg Koch of Stone Brewing and Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in this video. That night we’ll pepper our hot, new February menu with some favorite menu items from the past 15 years of Victory, demonstrating the deliciously creative ways that our staff has captured your imagination.
Keep checking Victory’s site or The Brew Guys for more information. Cheers!