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“great tour”

D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Pottsville
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed July 19, 2013

took the tour today. great. you get up close to the inner workings. this is a tour that brings you right up to the machinery involved. this is not a tour viewed from behind plexiglass. our guide, joann, was enthusiastic, energized, knowledgeable, and fun. even met dick yuengling in the gift shop.
a 5 star tour

Thank biodont
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

Must arrive on time for free tours 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Usually 25 people per tour, but our tour had considerably more. Excellent tour guide. Need good shoes because of tours into underground caves, as well as 160 steps to climb to brewing facilty. No air conditioning in brewing facility, but cold in caves. Not a place for children under 10 who would not appreciate the hisorical commentary, and very young children who whine and cry are disruptive in the caves that are echoey, and dangerous in the manufacturing facility.

Tour ends in a tasting bar where the various forms of Yeungling are offered. Extensive gift shop with plenty of Yeungling memorobilia. Gift shop is also a museum.

Welll worth the time for a tour to the oldest operating brewery in the U.S.

Thank Donald_O-Canard
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Arrived at 1030am on a Sat. and could not believe how many people were there for a tour. Wrist bands were handed out, certain amount of people per tour are allowed. Very interesting part of American history because this is the oldest brewery in America. Great that's its family owned and ran. The building is old but very well kept for its age. They really take you everywhere and explain the history and process of the company and family. Free samples were handed out at the end and the gift shop was not overpriced like many other places. Only downfall is there Premium lager is not available in NY!!

Thank opjp
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Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

Decided to visit the brewery on a whim while in Pa. We were given a gift card at a beverage store while buying several cases of beer to bring home.

After driving an hour we got to the brewery 15 min too late for the tour. Saturday tours are 10:00 and 1:00.

We wandered around and then went to the gift shop. What a sour group of old ladies they have working there!

We purchased a shirt for my daughter and a glass for me. The total was a little less than the gift card we were given by the Yuengling rep, so we said give it to the next customer. What a foul attitude we got from the lady at the register. You would think I wanted to have clean the restrooms. We just wanted to pass the small amount left on to another family.

They were sour to others so it seemed to be common treatment for them.

The place is nice, but the gift shop staff ruined it for us.

1  Thank wcstory
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

Arriving late from our trip from Boston, we were told the tour left 5 minutes ahead of us. One of the workers said she would catch us up and did. The tour was informative and interesting. The tour guide was friendly and the location/site was amazing. Seeing the caves and listening to the history made this excursion well worth our trip! I highly recommend goind go D. G. Yuengling and Son Brewery!!!!

Thank lhaslock
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