Photos courtesy of Victory Brewing Company.
For the past five years, Downingtown’s Victory Brewing Company has been helping clean up local water sources through the Headwaters Grant. Named for its crisp, refreshing Headwaters Pale Ale, for every bottle of Headwaters purchased, a portion of the funds have been donated to local water advocacy groups like Brandywine Valley Association and Guardians of the Brandywine. This September, those inclined can help keep the waters of the Brandywine Creek pristine by volunteering—and drinking—for a great cause.
On Saturday, Sept. 12, join Victory for a daylong, rain-or-shine celebration and fundraiser at Victory at Parkesburg (3127 Lower Valley Road). Be one of the first people to get a glimpse of the brand-new brewery, too!
Victory for Headwaters River Clean-Up
11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Arrive at Victory at Parkesburg at 11:30 a.m. for registration; buses depart at noon for cleanup destinations along the Brandywine Creek. Tickets ($10 donation to the Headwaters Grant) include a cleanup crew shirt and one beer or root beer, plus one food item, at the after party.
Victory for Headwaters Fundraising Party and Celebration
4 – 8 p.m.
Join Victory at its Parkesburg brewpub for a night of great food, great music and great beer! All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Headwaters Grant and their work towards cleaning local watersheds. Various ticket packages ($40 – $200) are available for this exclusive event. All packages include two beers, with additional beers available for purchase. Main Line Today readers can score a discount on the $40 ticket level by entering the code headwaters10 at checkout.
Victory will have a shuttle bus making trips back and forth from the Parkesburg Amtrak train station throughout the night.
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Victory will unveil the new can packaging for Headwaters Ale at the event. The new design honors the Brandywine Watershed, the local source from which every Victory beer “springs.”
Can’t make it Sept. 12? Running enthusiasts and amateurs alike can support the grant by lacing up their sneakers.
Victory’s Run for the Headwaters
Sunday, Sept. 20
9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Join in a 5K to support the Headwaters Grant. The USATF-certified race will weave through scenic Downingtown and finish at Victory Brewing Company, where a cold brew will be waiting for participants. Register online anytime, or on-site beginning at 9:30 a.m. The race gets under way at 11 a.m.
Editor’s Note: Due to low water levels in the Brandywine River, Victory Brewing Company has decided to cancel its daylong celebration and fundraiser, Victory for the Headwaters, scheduled for Sept. 12. Victory’s 5K, Run for the Headwaters, on September 20 is proceeding as scheduled.