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D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery

5th & Mahantongo Sts, Pottsville, PA 17901
+1 570-628-4290
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Stopped in on way to cigar trip in Easton. Tour was awesome and owner hanging out. 5th generation... read more

Reviewed 28 April 2018
PanamaJohn2020
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Stafford, Virginia
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Pretty good

First time doing this tour. We're not huge fans of Yuengling, but we are huge fans of beer tours... read more

Reviewed 18 April 2018
KimberH0422
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Wilkes-Barre, 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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“brewery tour” (48 reviews)
“birch beer” (31 reviews)
“great tour” (71 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 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 28 April 2018 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

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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

1  Thank George N
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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

Thank Heaven0514
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Reviewed 4 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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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Have wanted to do this free tour for years and it did not disappoint. Toured on a Monday so we could see beer production in action. You start in old underground cave area then proceed up and down stairs into various areas and buildings including...More

Thank yUCATANpAT
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Reviewed 18 November 2017

A truly fascinating walking tour of this family run brewery. Located in the Appalachian foothills in the town of Pottsville, PA this brewery takes you through the stages of making great beer. You get to see the caves carved out of the mountain to maintain...More

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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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