Victory Brewing Company Sponsors Beer Garden at Philadelphia Zoo
(Downingtown, PA) – The Watering Hole, Philadelphia Zoo’s new environmentally friendly and sustainable beer garden, opens to the public on Friday, July 22, 2016. Sponsored by Victory Brewing Company, the al fresco oasis, located at the southern-most tip of the Zoo, will enable guests to relax and grab a refreshing, local craft beer or glass of wine during their visit to the first zoo in the nation.
Designed in partnership with Groundswell Design Group, creators of some of the most popular beer gardens in Philadelphia, the beer garden features reclaimed conversation-style seating, brightly-colored fabric umbrellas, lush landscaping, environmentally-friendly LED lighting and terra-cotta mosaic décor. Entrance to The Watering Hole is included in Zoo admission; hours of operation are Friday – Sunday from 11-4pm.
Menu offerings include a variety of light fare as well as local craft and domestic beer brands on tap including Summer Love Ale, Victory Brewing Company’s popular summer seasonal celebrating Philadelphia and all it has to offer in the warmer months as well as its Headwaters Ale of which a portion of its sales goes to protecting Victory’s own ‘watering hole’ and source for its beer – the Brandywine Watershed. Additional craft offerings include PA-based Tröegs Sunshine Pils and Goose Island IPA. For those who are partial to wine, Woodbridge Pinot Grigio or Cabernet will be offered. Prices range from $6.00 to $8.00, inclusive of taxes, per pour. Brands will be served in eco-friendly cups.
“As Philadelphia gave rise to our brewery’s amazing success in craft beer we remain committed to our community and paying homage to our roots,” says Victory’s Founder and Brewmaster, Bill Covaleski. “The Watering Hole will serve as a vivid example of the universal attraction of craft beer. I can’t think of a more fun environment for folks to enjoy a refreshing brew.”
“We are excited to offer our guests an amazing new setting to enjoy with the family while visiting the Zoo,” says Philadelphia Zoo’s Chief Marketing Officer, Amy Shearer. “We have consistently heard from our visitors and members that having supplementary beverage choices to enjoy with lunch or during their visit are a welcomed addition, so we listened by providing more drink options at The Watering Hole as well as at other popular lunch destinations at the Zoo.”
About Victory Brewing Company
Victory Brewing Company is a craft brewery headquartered in Downingtown, PA. Founded by childhood friends, Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet, Victory officially opened its doors in February of 1996. Victory’s second state of the art brewery opened in February of 2014 in Parkesburg, PA to serve fans of fully flavored beers in 37 states with innovative beers melding European ingredients and technology with American creativity. Victory operates three brewpubs; the original Downingtown site, Victory at Magnolia in Kennett Square and Parkesburg featuring self-guided tours. In February 2016, Victory announced an alliance with Southern Tier Brewing Company under the parent company of Artisanal Brewing Ventures.