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D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery

5th & Mahantongo Sts., Pottsville, PA 17901
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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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Flemington, New Jersey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This older brewery will not compare to many newer brewery tours that are available within the surrounding states. However, the history of the building is quite interesting and they give a great free tour with a couple samples of free beer. I am a fan of Yuengling, so I hope they keep on doing what they're doing! If you're near... More

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21 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Went on a tour with my brothers. It is an old but neat place. The history was interesting and the free beer at the end of the tour was great!

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Denver, Colorado
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8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Having grown up in Sch. County but away for forty years, of course I had to take friends and family to Pottsville for Coney Dogs AND A TRIP TO YUENGLING BREWERY ON THE HILL! Wow, what a wonderful little side trip even if it was a huffing and puffing walk up and down and through the old place. Great tour,... More

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Hazleton, Pennsylvania
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Park in a residential area for free and take the Yuengling Brewery tour, as an added bonus go during the week and see the whole brewing process. Keep an eye out for Dick as we have seen him on several occasions. The gift shop is also worth the trip as it has on display cans from the late 1800's The... More

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Winter Park, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Being a long time yuengling fan, my friend and I were overjoyed to finally get to see the brewery. We had no idea what to expect, but were certainly not disappointed. The drive there was so beautiful and the town felt so authentic and sweetly Americana in a way. Everyone who worked at the brewery was so nice and knowledgable.... More

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Aurora, Ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Have you ever been to a brewery? I have now been to just 2. One in Canada and this one. As with most tours the key is the guide. Ours was par excellence. I think her name was Stacey. She was loud enough, clear enough, and informative enough. Hearing the story of the oldest brewery is what make this somewhat... More

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San Mateo, California
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32 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Living in California we're used to wine tasting but beer tasting? Yes! The tour was just OK but there's really not too much to work with.........old machinery is old machinery. But the free beer tasting at the conclusion was a very nice surprise. And the beer was even better than expected. Unfortunately Yuengling is not sold here in California. If... More

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New Jersey
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65 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This was my first time at a brewery tour. My girlfriend's beer of choice is Yuengling so we decided to stop on our way from New Jersey to Ohio. We arrived kind of early so we spent a while looking around the gift shop and museum. They had a good amount of merchandise and prices were fair. It was cool... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
41 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Ok I think I could give this tour... We take friends and family here every time they come to town... We enjoy seeing the faces as they walk the brewery and hear the story of probation, oldest beer and the store of ice cream!! I am saying nothing more you will have to visit to hear the story. Remember no... More

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Lickdale, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

The tour was very nice and the tour guides were full of information and incredibly friendly. Our tour lasted about 45 minutes to an hour. The tasting was a bonus. The gift shop was nice and well stocked. The tours do get very full, we were told many have 50+ in a single tour group. Make sure you wear closed... More

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