I’ve been planning a visit back to the Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville, Pennsylvania for a while… my goal was to bring a few fellow Miata owners along… and today my buddy Bill and I made it happen.
In this post I’ll share all the Brewery and Gift Shop photos… in the next we’ll do the Miata pix.
Because this cruise involved “Drinking & Driving” I thought it would be critical to mix a bunch of food into the event, so it’s not just all about beer. We first had breakfast at Dutch Kitchen in Frackville, PA and then lunch at Deitsch Eck in Lenhartsville, PA
There are two Yuengling breweries in Pottsville. I knew that, everyone probably knows that if you know anything about Yuengling, but that didn’t prevent me from punching in the wrong one into my GPS.
Luckily they’re only 2 miles apart… we arrived on a Saturday so there was plenty of street parking. There are meters right outside the brewery which apparently you don’t need to feed over the weekend. Cool!
I’ve done the tour before a few years ago… things have changed since. Now the tour starts at the gift shop across the street which is the Yuengling Ice Cream building. The Yuengling Ice Cream which I’ve tried from a local supermarket here in New Jersey (and loved it) doesn’t any affiliation with the Brewery other than being owned by the same family. They unfortunately don’t have a Dairy Tour… which is too bad. But the new set up is fantastic. Lots to see and buy at the Gift Shop:
You can buy everything from t-shirts to neon signs…. from a few bucks to a few hundred bucks to spend, whatever’s your budget.
You can also buy cases of beer… some of it only sold locally and not available outside of Pennsylvania (apparently).
NASCAR! POCONO… Trioval
My favorite… Yuengling BBQ sauce!
I’ve got to visit the Yuengling Brewery in Tampa, Florida
Let’s start the tour across the street… into the cave!
Still operating! Making it the longest continuously running brewery!
Tour over… now to the sampling room!
The bar at the Yuengling Ice Cream building has a liquor license, which means in addition to your two cups sampling beer, you can buy more… including a growler or a mini keg! Super cool…
This was such a super cool experience. I highly recommend it!