By Paul Kurtz
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The folks at Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown are celebrating after being named the best brewpub in America by RateBeer.com.READ MORE: Mayor Kenney Provides Next Steps In Investigation Over Mishandling Of 1985 MOVE Victims' Remains
It’s mid-day on a Monday and the cavernous bar and dining room is hopping. A multimillion dollar renovation in 2008 has turned what once was a modest regional brewery into a destination point for beer lovers.
Patrons can get fresh pints of the breweries signature beers like Hop Devil and Golden Monkey, but they also have access to more than 30 other selections including some that are impossible to find elsewhere.READ MORE: Police Searching For Shooter After Man Gunned Down While Driving In Trenton
“It’s really the beer that has carried the weight of its organization,” said Matt Krueger, Victory’s Vice President of Retail Operations.
Ratebeer.com also cited the brewpub for its original brewery burger and hot wings, but Krueger adds that 95 percent of the food there is made from scratch.
“We make our own ice cream, potato chips, pretzels, pickles, salad dressing, sauces. We have a barbecue smoker. You know, there’s something for everybody if you’re in for an awesome beer and a tasty meal,” said Krueger.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Police: Man Stabbed Multiple Times At Detention Center In Holmesburg
The award comes as Victory embarks on a plan to build a second brewpub, this one in Kennett Square.