Victor-23 is a neighborhood craft brewery and pub that embraces the adventurous history of the Pacific Northwest. On a stormy evening in November 1971, a man known as D.B. Cooper hijacked a Boeing 727 flying from Portland to Seattle. In Seattle, D.B. released all the passengers once the plane was refueled and he was given 2 parachutes and $200,000 in cash. The plane soon departed and the pilot was directed to fly south on the Victor-23 airway. Somewhere in Southwest Washington, DB Cooper lowered the rear stairway and parachuted to an uncertain fate. Our brewery celebrates this unsolved crime and invites you to ponder the case over a cold pint of Skyjacker IPA, Flight 305 Amber, Jet Fuel Imperial IPA, or Schaffner Pilsner.
Bryan Ward, Owner
After 20 years running his own general contracting business, owner, Bryan Ward decided to sell his company and follow his passion for beer by starting his own brewery. As a pilot and aviation enthusiast, naming the brewery after the famous DB Cooper airway, Victor-23, was an easy choice.
Eric Rolerkite, Head Brewer
Eric holds a degree in Intensive Brewing Science and Engineering from the American Brewers Guild. He has worked professionally in the craft beer industry for over 10 years, and believes it takes passion, art and science to make great beer. At the heart of his craft is the desire to create a product that brings people together.
If you are interested in carrying our beers at your store, restaurant or pub and are located in Western Washington or Oregon, please contact one of our distributors.
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Serving SW Washington including Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Klickitat, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties.
Serving NW Washington including Pierce, Thurston, King, Jefferson, Snohomish, Skagit & Whatcom counties