Brewery Tour Time
We recently took a trip back to our old area - Pottsville, PA -
The home of Yuengling Beer!
We lived in Schuylkill County for many years, my husband was born in a little town there, and we have always enjoyed Yuengling beer. The Yuengling Brewery offers free tours and we invited our friends to come with us to tour the brewery. We toured the facility many years ago when we lived in the area...the tour, the gift shop, and the tasting room have been expanded and it is a great place to visit.
D. G. Yuengling & Son, established in 1829, is the oldest operating brewing company in the United States. In 2018, by volume of sales, it was the largest craft brewery, sixth largest overall brewery and largest wholly American-owned brewery in the United States. Its headquarters are in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.
The story of America’s Oldest Brewery began when David G. Yuengling arrived from Wuerttemberg Germany to settle in the sleepy, coal-mining town of Pottsville, Pennsylvania.
The tour meets in the gift shop across the street from the brewery and then takes you over and into the kegging room. The walls are lined with old time miners ( as COAL was KING ) and brewery workers.