Today is the 60th birthday — The Big 6-O — of Ron Barchet, a co-founder of Victory Brewing Co., along with his childhood friend Bill Covaleski. I first met Ron at the brewery doing an article on Pennsylvania breweries for the Celebrator over a decade ago. It’s been great seeing his brewery rack up victory after victory as they’ve grown and become one of Pennsylvania’s best, biggest and brightest. Join me in wishing Ron a very happy birthday.
Ron with Bill Covaleski at the brewery when I visited them in 2002 or 2003.
Bill Covaleski with Ron in a publicity photo supplied with a press release announcing their merger with Southern Tier.