The owner and head brewer, Scott Vaccaro’s story started sort of like every brewer’s story, but also sort of not at all. Vaccaro began brewing years before he could even legally drink at the age of 17, after being at a friends house and seeing his dad brew a batch of beer and wondering what sort of flavor combinations he could create. After some convincing he was able to talk his parents into getting him brewing equipment even though he again wasn’t able to drink legally.
In October of 2011, Victory Brewing Co. released Otto, a beer that was conceived after a trip to Bamburg, Germany by the Downingtown, Pa.-based brewery's founders, Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet. They envisioned a beer that combined flavors of smoked malty sweetness with spicy Belgian yeast to form a very different flavor profile than what was on the market at the time.