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D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery

5th & Mahantongo Sts, Pottsville, PA 17901
+1 570-628-4290
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Excellent and informative tour

Full disclosure, I work for Yuengling. That said, the tour is informative with excellent historical... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Ed R
Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania, United States
oldest brewery

Very interesting tour. It was cool to hear how they survived the prohibition days and how the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Terri B
Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
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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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5th & Mahantongo Sts, Pottsville, PA 17901
+1 570-628-4290
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Full disclosure, I work for Yuengling. That said, the tour is informative with excellent historical knowledge by the tour guides. The new gift shop and museum is spectacular. I learned things on the tour I didn't know even having worked for the company for several...More

Thank Ed R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very interesting tour. It was cool to hear how they survived the prohibition days and how the business is passed on. The beer tasting at the end wasn't bad either! fun thing to do

Thank Terri B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We toured the Yuengling Brewery today and the folks knocked it out of the park as the tour was very interesting and informative. The tour lasted about an hour and are provided at 10, 11, 12, and the last one at 1:30. You need to...More

Thank Billy E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great historic information and amazing tour, the guide was very knowledgeable and professional. The 🍻 was great.

Thank Kirsis N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the coolest breweries that I have ever toured,the guide was very nice and kept the tour moving yet informative. Her name was Lou,great job. The gift shop was amazing and reasonably priced. We loved the tour and found out so many...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour is really cool - you get to go in the brewery's old cave for cold storing beer. Tour guide was informative and gift shop and beer sampling areas were very nice.

Thank AmericanTouristBen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whether you like beer, history, or both, you'll enjoy the Yuengling brewery tour. The tour guides are friendly & knowledgeable. The history of the Yuengling brewery followed by a tasting is a great afternoon activity.

Thank kimbiesann
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our 2017 Road Trip to Hershey, PA brought us just an hour away from Pottsville. I'm so glad we took the extra time to check out the Yuengling Brewery, the oldest Brewery in America. It is family owned and has been for generations. The tour...More

Thank ShellyARoadTrip17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great day trip. The tour guide JJ was awesome and knowledgeable. Gift shop was very nice and not pricey at all. The tour ends with an awesome tasting where you can try all the flavors and birch beer if interested. Highly recommend checking Yuengling out!

Thank Zachary K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited the brewery in Tampa and the brewery in Pottsville, and recommend both, but the Pottsville location is the winner. The fact that it's a million years old and built into the side of a mountain, make for an awesome tour. The surrounding...More

Thank Matthew S
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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
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
What time are tours offered?
29 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