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D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery

5th & Mahantongo Sts, Pottsville, PA 17901
+1 570-628-4290
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Interesting

I am not a beer drinker, but this was interesting. This is the oldest brewery in America! Guide... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jnordblomhannum
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Mohnton, Pennsylvania
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Very good

The brewery tour is free and focuses, not on the beer making per se, but on the history of beer... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michelle2560
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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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“brewery tour” (47 reviews)
“birch beer” (30 reviews)
“free samples” (33 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5th & Mahantongo Sts, Pottsville, PA 17901
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+1 570-628-4290
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not a beer drinker, but this was interesting. This is the oldest brewery in America! Guide was quite informative, yet spoke very rapidly. She had a lot of information to share & seemed very eager to do so. Prices in the gift shops...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The brewery tour is free and focuses, not on the beer making per se, but on the history of beer making in the US. This was a fun couple of hours. There is a free tasting at the end that is held in the old...More

Thank Michelle2560
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in on way to cigar trip in Easton. Tour was awesome and owner hanging out. 5th generation owner. Family business and just a cool atmosphere. Tour guide was knowledge and entertaining. Well worth the stop and tour is free

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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

First time doing this tour. We're not huge fans of Yuengling, but we are huge fans of beer tours and only live about an hour away. This tour was so-so. Our guide was great and informative. They show the original caves where refigeration and storage...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

This is America's oldest brewery! The tour and the history are free. Our tour guide was up beat and very knowledgeable. She made the our even more enjoyable. The tour takes you through the original brewery that has been build into the side of the...More

Thank CardyDog
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Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

This is America’s oldest brewery and it is full of great history. I definitely recommend the tour as it is full of real cool facts.

Thank Beatrice D
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Reviewed 13 March 2018

By far the best brewery tour ever! Starting down in the original beer storage cave and then winding through the building; expect to see more brewery than you have ever seen. The cave was amazing, but the best part was standing right next to the...More

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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

If you are visiting the Pottsville Pennsylvania area be sure to check out the Yuengling Brewery Tour and Gift Shop. The tour is free and full of great information and is a guided tour through the actual Brewery. The gift shop is filled with unique...More

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Reviewed 5 January 2018

I enjoyed the tour my boyfriend and I went on. Yuengling is such a good brewery besides the fact that it is America's Oldest Brewery. I learned lots on the tour. They even have a gift shop with plenty to purchase. You can only get...More

Thank Brie V
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

A very informative tour. A little different from your everyday brewery. Nice museum while waiting for your tour to begin. And tasting at the end!

Thank Joi W
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Yes this is kid friendly and when you taste the beer at the end they have birch beer
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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
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