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Whitney Thompson

The only woman on an 11-man team of brewers at Victory Brewing Company and one of a rare few in her profession at large, Whitney Thompson is passionate about flavor—and she has developed a palate to support her passion.

Thompson grew up on a Virginia farm and earned a degree in biology before apprenticing at a brauhaus in Germany. She started her career at Troegs before moving on to Victory, a German-style craft brewery in Downingtown.

In her current position, she oversees quality assurance in the eight fermentation tanks responsible for such favorites as Hopdevil, Prima Pils and Storm King Stout, with an output of over 42,000 barrels a year. For Thompson, brewing great beer is more than a fulltime obsession—her husband, Larry Horowitz, is a top-level brewer at Iron Hill in West Chester.

420 Acorn Lane
Downingtown, PA
(610) 873-0881
victorybeer.com

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