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D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery

5th & Mahantongo Sts, Pottsville, PA 17901
+1 570-628-4290
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Fun and Informative

After living in Pottsville for almost a year, we finally decided to go on the tour. This is one of... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2015
Sweaver281
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Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Great brewery, great beer

After years of being big fans of Yuengling Lager, we finally did the brewery tour. This is the... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2015
nlsathome
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Gananoque, Canada
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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5th & Mahantongo Sts, Pottsville, PA 17901
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Reviewed 5 October 2015

After living in Pottsville for almost a year, we finally decided to go on the tour. This is one of the better brewery tours that I have been on. Our guide was very informative and pleasant. The tour is over an hour long, but it...More

Thank Sweaver281
Reviewed 4 October 2015

After years of being big fans of Yuengling Lager, we finally did the brewery tour. This is the oldest continually operating brewery in the U.S. and that heritage is evident. The old cooling cave carved out of the mountain under the brewery is fascinating. Our...More

Thank nlsathome
Reviewed 29 September 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to Yuengling Brewery. It was so interesting and our tour guide JJ was awesome. The caves below the brewery were really neat. I loved hearing the history of the place.

Thank 783williamss
Reviewed 22 September 2015

We visited big breweries and small craft breweries and making beer is pretty much the same with all of them. I really enjoyed learning the history of the Yuengling family and their brewery; before, during and post prohibition. This is the oldest brewery in America....More

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 15 September 2015

This is one of the better brewery tours I've been on. The guide was great and it was interesting hearing the history of the brewery and touring the caverns. And we enjoyed the free samples at the end of the tour. Be sure to wear...More

2  Thank FamReun2013
Reviewed 12 September 2015

I have had Yuengling for many years now and never tasted it so watery like it is wow. Never buy it again I guess new ownership got greedy again and gave water instead. The beer had color and body with refreshing after taste now taste...More

Thank myhealthtoo
Reviewed 10 September 2015

My boyfriend recently moved to PA, and this was on the top of our list for breweries to see. In fact, it ended up being our first, and we still prefer the beer over most! The brewery tour is pretty dark since it's in an...More

Thank Christina K
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

We have toured a number of breweries in the United States and abroad and the first we have ever encountered caves is at Yuengling. Back in the early days, the caves were used to age and ferment the beer, but now are just beautiful reminders...More

Thank Dee J
Reviewed 8 September 2015

This is one great tour. The guide was probably the best one I ever had at a brewery. We have toured many breweries but none have the history of Yuengling's. Be prepared for many steps and ready to read all of the historical items along...More

Thank TimothyDavid
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the tour with JJ. Of course enjoyed the samples after the tour😊 I now have a new favorite!, the Yuengling Premium. Wish we could get Yuengling on the West Coast, however we will enjoy all we can while stationed here on the East...More

Thank Lissaj1973
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fastpitch65
Is there sufficient parking?
29 July 2016|
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Response from Matt H | Reviewed this property |
Parking is limited around the brewery, however, with a couple trips around the block you can find parking spots close to the tour center. If you use the parking garage down the street, plan on an 'invigoratiing' climb up the... More
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robbythegreat
What year did Yuengling begin Brewery Tours?
21 January 2016|
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Response from Carnival644 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, its been a while. However the caves beneath the brewery are a recent addition to the tour as they were bricked up during prohibition and the walls were breached just a short while ago. Perhaps the coolest part of... More
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Duane65
What time are tours offered?
30 August 2015|
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Response from Thomas K | Reviewed this property |
Gift Shop Hours Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Saturday April thru December Only 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Gift Shop and Tours are closed all Saturday's in January, February, and March Tour Times* *Roll over... More
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