In 1996, Ron Barchet and Bill Covaleski opened Victory Brewing Company in Downingtown, Penn.... not too far from where they first became best buds on a school bus in fifth grade. Victory is one of the few U.S. breweries to use whole flower hops instead of pelletized hops. Taste the difference at a Victory Brewing beer dinner at No. 246 in Decatur on Wednesday, May 7 at 6:30 p.m. No. 246 chefs Drew Belline and Andrew Isabella are pairing up five courses and five beers for $55 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Only 20 seats available. Make reservations through Hop City Beer and Wine.