In 2012, Downingtown’s own Victory Brewing Company (of 420 Acorn Lane) will reach capacity. What does this mean for us Victory beer-obsessed folks?

Downingtown Dish is thrilled to announce that as of this morning, Tuesday, March 20, Victory announces that they have signed a lease-to-purchase agreement for a facility in Parkesburg, PA to serve as a second brewery (that’s right – a second Victory brewing operation in Chester County!). This will allow the award-winning brewing company to keep up with consumer demand of their current product portfolio and will give them the much-needed space to develop new, exciting flavors.

“Our thirsty fans have been asking us for more,” said Bill Covaleski, President and Co-Brewmaster of Victory Brewing Company, in this morning’s release. “In order to give them what they want, we need more space to make it happen.”

The new brewery location was chosen because of its similarities to Victory’s home in Downingtown. Just as the home brewery recycled an old Pepperidge Farm factory, the expansion brewery is being built within an existing complex in Parkesburg, Pa. The Downingtown location is situated a mere 14 miles from the headwaters of the east branch of the Brandywine Creek and the Parkesburg brewery will be just 17 miles from the headwaters of the west branch.

Environmental impact and water quality were major considerations for this expansion. Nearly eight months of water-quality research found that the mineral composition of the west branch water is nearly identical to the east branch.

In keeping with Victory’s “locally brewed, locally loved” motto, the choice to expand was not made lightly. The Parkesburg location will allow Victory to produce even more locally-brewed and -loved beer – plus, offer more local jobs.

To learn more about Victory Brewing Company, visit them on the web at victorybeer.com. Stay tuned to DowningtownDish.com for more developments on the area’s coming-soon second brewery!