Victory Brewing is a huge operation out of Downingtown, Penn. that was founded in 1996 by Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski, who had been friends since 5th grade. Barchet left his full time job to pursue brewing by getting a job at the Baltimore Brewing Company then afterwards he then continued his education at Technische Universität München-Weihenstephan. Perhaps best known for their hoppier beers, such as Dirtwolf, a double IPA and Hop Devil, an American IPA, Victory has an impressive list of beers they have put out in the last 19 years.
Victory Brewing Co.
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.