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D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery

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Address: 5th & Mahantongo Sts, Pottsville, PA 17901
Phone Number:
+1 570-622-4141
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description:

It was the year 1829 when Americans were getting used to their newly...

It was the year 1829 when Americans were getting used to their newly elected president, Andrew Jackson, that 23-year old David G. Yuengling, an immigrant from Wurttemberg, Germany, settled in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, and started a brewery.

Originally named the Eagle Brewery, today the Yuengling pride, symbolic of the American Eagle. Each Yuengling label bears the eagle trademark chosen by young David Yuengling so long ago.

Previously located on Centre Street, current site of Pottsville's after only two years of operation. A new brewery was then constructed on Mahantongo Street, where operations

continue today.

The brewery remains family operated by Richard "Dick" Yuengling, Jr. and his daughters are being groomed as the sixth generation.

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Early American Brewery

Lived in this area for years before finally visiting the "oldest brewing compamy in America"! very interesting tour, including the area of the caves used to keep "the brew" cold... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania
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Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lived in this area for years before finally visiting the "oldest brewing compamy in America"! very interesting tour, including the area of the caves used to keep "the brew" cold before refrigeration. (Who knows - there might have even been some prohibition era "work" done down there!!).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The tour here is lots of fun. I really enjoyed the stories about Prohibition and the free beers at the end.

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Belvidere, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was very nice however we heard from other tour goers and the tour guide that it has been scaled back. Sadly someone on a tour recently touched something they shouldn't have and a batch of beer did not brew and was wasted. Apparently there was another area that former tour goers said was really cool but that too... More 

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Cortland, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Back in the early 1980's my uncle was the Mayor of a local town near here. Whenever we came to visit, the first thing he did was hand us a Yuengling. He was so proud of "his" local brewery. This was our first visit to this Oldest Brewery in America. What a pleasure to visit! We were the first tour... More 

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Gaylord, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

What an awesome experience. This is a must visit for any beer enthusiast. The staff is very friendly and the tour guides knowledgeable about the history of the establishment. Make sure you check the dates and times of tours and operation. We visited on a Saturday and didn't get to see the production line in use but were okay with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Loved the tour! Couldn't get enough! They explained everything nicely and gave time for us to take pictures. The tour guide was extremely friendly and the taste testing at the end was perfect. The gift shop was filled with treasures and I left with a large amount of goodies that anyone would love.

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Thank Chrissy M
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Though we've enjoyed their products for years, we've never been on a tour of the brewery until today. Located on some narrow side streets in historic Pottsville, this was a gem that even the women in the group enjoyed. Starting off in the gift shop/museum across the street, we were escorted by our guide, Sarah, into many different parts of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

While on an extended road trip, we had a forecast bad weather day and I proposed a visit to Pottsville. The tour staff at Yuengling did a great job. I expected about a 45 minute tour, but it lasted nearly an hour and a half. After the tour, we had the opportunity to sample some of the Yuengling products only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Such a great tour. But, wear closed toe shoes. I've been on the public tour and private tour. This takes you back. The gift shop is terrific as well.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Yuengling beer is a delicious lager exclusive to the eastern United States. My family has a couple Yuengling fanatics so the tour was a must. It was a nice combination of history and education on the beer brewing process.

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