Triumph Brewing

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Triumph Brewing Company
Industry Alcoholic beverage
Founded 1995
Area served
Princeton, New Jersey;
New Hope, Pennsylvania;
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Products Beer
Production output
~2450 U.S. barrels
Owner Independent - Erica Disch, Ray Disch, Adam Fitting, Adam Rechnitz Founders
Triumph Brewing Company in Princeton

Triumph Brewing Company is a Mid-Atlantic regional brewpub operator with locations in Princeton, New Jersey, and New Hope.

The original operating name "Victory Brewing Company" was replaced to avoid trademark disputes with an existing United Kingdom brand; the Downingtown, Pennsylvania Victory Brewing Company had yet to be established. Initial construction plans for Lambertville, New Jersey, never materialized.


Renovation of the Princeton, New Jersey, location began in the spring of 1994 and opened to the public on March 19, 1995. The first purpose-built brewpub in the state, the 12,000-square-foot (1,100 m2) facility features 30-foot-high (9.1 m) cathedral ceilings, seating for over 275 people, and a two-story, glass-enclosed brewhouse. The non-automated 11-barrel stainless steel brewery was fabricated by Newlands Systems of Abbotsford, British Columbia. Dubbed the largest and "grandest" brewpub in the state,[1] it is said to have the "most architecturally striking interior" of any in New Jersey. The brewing equipment is behind the bar and visible to patrons, and the decor is industrial chic. The brewpub "has long produced more beer than any" other in the state.[2]

Triumph's second location opened April 24, 2003, at Union Square in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Located on the site of a redeveloped Union Camp Corporation paper bag manufacturing facility, this building formerly served as storage for massive bulk rolls of paper. It is adjacent to the historic New Hope and Ivyland Railroad station and the James A. Michener Art Museum.

Triumph's third location opened April 4, 2007, at 117-121 Chestnut Street in Old City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 2014 this location was closed and sold to 2nd Story Brewing Co [3]

The Princeton and New Hope locations were designed by Richardson Smith Architects. The Philadelphia location was designed by Riscala Design.


GABF Medals

Year Medal Style Name Brew Location
2004[4] Gold Beer with Yeast Triumph Kellerbier New Hope, PA
Silver Smoke Beer Triumph Rauchbier Princeton, NJ
2005[5] Gold American-Style Wheat Beer Triumph Honey Wheat New Hope, PA
Silver European-Style Dark / Münchner Dunkel Triumph Dunkel New Hope, PA
Silver Bohemian-Style Pilsener Triumph Czech Pilsener Princeton, NJ
Bronze German-Style Pilsener Triumph German Pilsener New Hope, PA
2006[6] Bronze English-Style India Pale Ale Triumph Bengal Gold New Hope, PA


  1. Peggy McGlone (November 2, 2006). "Home Brew". The Star-Ledger. Retrieved 2006-11-26.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Eric Levin (December 2005). "Beer Here!". New Jersey Monthly. Archived from the original on 2006-11-05. Retrieved 2006-11-26.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Klein, Michael, 'The stories behind 2nd Story Brewing in Old City',, 20 October 2014.
  4. "Great American Beer Festival results". Modern Brewery Age. October 18, 2004. Retrieved 2007-04-01.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Great American Beer Festival medal results". Modern Brewery Age. October 10, 2005. Retrieved 2007-04-01.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "2006 Great American Beer Festival Results -- Beer Info". Retrieved 2009-08-27.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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