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D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery

5th & Mahantongo Sts., Pottsville, PA 17901
570-622-4141
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Pottsville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Breweries, Factory Tours
Activities: Beertasting
Traveler Description: Yuengling Brewery is America's Oldest Brewery. It has always been owned by the Yuengling family, now in its fifth and sixth generations,in the form... more »
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Jacksonville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We took this tour and it was really great. It is more interesting than one might imagine. The building is over 100 years old, it has a very weird basement with barrels and stuff which they use for the beer. The only caution I would mention is that there are many stairs to climb so if you aren't able to... More

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South Orange, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Very nice tour of the brewery and building. Our tour guide was great. Beer tasting was limited to 2 beers, but we found several new brews that we really like.

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Oslo
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A tour of an old brewery might not sound very exiting, but our guide was very enthusiastic, knowledgeable and delivered with a great sense of humor. Not to be missd if you're in the area.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had a blast visiting DG Yuengling Brewery. I visited with my husband and son who love to taste great beers while I had the opportunity to get some really great photos of the area even though it was cold and rainy that day. The tour is very exciting up and down old stairs into old under ground caves with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Informative tour. Lots of stairs!!!!!!! Samples of the beer at the end. We tried the summer wheat (pretty tasty), porter (also tasty, I don't usually like porter), and the black & tan (yummy). Kids had birch beer (tastes a lot like root beer). Neat old building in a neat old town.

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London, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I had hoped to tour this Brewery, but as I was visiting en route, my timing was awry and could not wait for it. But the stop was worth it to see the Breweryania on display. I was disappointed that I couldn't buy samples of the beer, but the gift shop has an arrangement with local stockists, so you have... More

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Sellersville, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great day trip! Very interesting tour, followed by a beer sampling. There is a gift shop. The tow's hills remind me of Manayunk, PA. Be prepared to walk all through the brewery. Wear sneakers.

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Lewes, Delaware
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47 reviews 47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This tour is great in that it is free and you get two pretty good-sized cups of beer at the end. The problem is, there are lots and lots of steep steps and if you go on the summer, you can count on it being extremely hot and uncomfortable in some areas of the tour. Yuengling does warn about the... More

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Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was something we have wanted to do for many years. Never seemed to fit it in. I'm glad we did. Our tour guide was great and made the history of the brewery seem fun. I can't wait to go back.

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East Greenville, Pennsylvania
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14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Wonderful tour through the history of the country's oldest brewery. The tour is free and you certainly get your workout climbing all of the stairs. You begin the tour by waiting in the gift shop, which is filled with historic bottles, cans, glasses, and the like. You then go through the old keg filling room to learn about the family... More

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