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D.G. Yuengling and Son Brewery

5th & Mahantongo Sts, Pottsville, PA 17901
+1 570-628-4290
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Must see in Pottsville

Lots of history to learn about at this free attraction. Our guide, Sarah, was informative and very... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
sharyur_123
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Great time!

My dad and I went to tour the brewery and we were not disappointed. The tour was very informative... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
taylorsatte
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Ashland, Ohio
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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
LOCATION
5th & Mahantongo Sts, Pottsville, PA 17901
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+1 570-628-4290
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of history to learn about at this free attraction. Our guide, Sarah, was informative and very good natured. Complimentary beer after is a very nice touch.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My dad and I went to tour the brewery and we were not disappointed. The tour was very informative and a lot of fun (and free!). Our guide, JJ, was very good! Even though we had a big group she made sure everyone had a...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It took me 13 years of living within an hour of the brewery to finally take a tour and I was not disappointed! We had our 9 year old daughter with us too. She enjoyed the tour, the history, the cave...and the birch beer at...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Who says the best things in life aren’t free? This was way better than I expected! Awesome tour guide, cool AF place & tasty beer at the end! Learned a lot! Go here!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had to drive to Pottsville to tour the brewery. Great tour, fascinating history, and awesome tasting. Definitely a must see and do. Just make sure you are wearing closed toed shoes.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An enjoyable free tour of the country's oldest brewery. Interesting historical information and structure. Free tasting at the end was a nice perk. Not for kids. Took about an hour.

Thank Connie D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The brewery has been on my husband’s bucket list for quite some time as we are unable to get this beer in our state! The tour was very informative and enjoyable as were the samplings following the tour! The gift shop is a Yuengling’s lovers...More

Thank Jennifer F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This tour was great! The guide was very knowledgeable and funny. I learned a lot about the history of beer. I will probably do this tour again. My husband was unable to accompany me as he has difficulty with steps (being a below the knee...More

Thank Mel_Hossler
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank jnordblomhannum
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Reviewed 1 May 2018 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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free and fun
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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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Response from Matt H | Reviewed this property |
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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