Victory delays water fundraiser due to low water


Victory co-founders Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski standing in the low waters of the Brandywine Creek — has made canoeing on parts of the creek impossible, forcing the cancellation of the Headwaters cleanup/fundraising event.

DOWNINGTOWN — Victory Brewing Company’s daylong celebration and fundraiser, Victory for the Headwaters, scheduled for Sept. 12, has been cancelled due to low water levels in the Brandywine River. The lack of rain combined with soaring temperatures, has made portions of the river impassable via canoe, impeding the clean up efforts.

Although the clean up and fundraiser were cancelled, Victory’s commitment to the environment remains strong with a renewed focus and future initiatives involving the Headwaters Grant.

The Brandywine River cleanup will take place in the spring as part of a local celebration. As one of the four basic ingredients of brewing, water is a fundamental component of all beers and, more importantly, is critical for human sustenance. Headwaters Ale was introduced 5 years ago, as Victory approaches 20 years in the craft beer industry, the brewery’s commitment to environmental stewardship is at an all time high.

Victory’s 5K, Run for the Headwaters on September 20, 2015 at the Downingtown Brewpub (420 Acorn Lane, Downingtown, PA) is proceeding as scheduled.

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