United States > Pennsylvania > Pottsville
BeerandBlues2 (547) Hanover, Maryland | February 11, 2012
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 14/20
The oldest and longest running brewery in the United States, and they still brew here. The building is old and flaunts lots of character, though touches of modernization can be seen in places. The bottling line is relatively new and the canning line newer still. At the end of the tour, enjoy your two free 4 oz samples in the bar.
Drake (415) Free Union, Virginia | April 23, 2011
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 12/20
Thought I had rated this. Back in the day, this was my first ever brewery tour. Typical production brewery, industrial vibe. Free tour with free samples is always nice, and the samples in a nice bar area were ample. Tour guides were very nice. Good tour.
fata2683 (131) Tucson, Arizona | June 18, 2011
62 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
This is an excellent tour if you get the chance do it. 3 Free beers and they will take anyone, including kids on the tour. You even get to walk to the old lagering caves that were hand carved into the mountain. Really neat historical building with a mini-museum attached to the gift shop.
obxdude10 (109) Pottstown, Pennsylvania | March 23, 2009
72 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
The tour of the brewery is superb. They show you everything from start to finish, including their canning and bottling areas. The end of the tour, of course, is the best part. They have a little bar area that seats only about as many folks that are on the tour. I donít believe you can just walk right in off the street, sit down and have a beer. Itís not like a bar, just a sitting area for folks who took the tour. They allow you a few samples of your choice, anything from their Lager to the Porter or the Chesterfield. They have a nice waiting area before the tour starts with a history of the brewery, which is very interesting and educational. The staff gives you a ton of info about the brewery along the way. Itís definitely one of the best brewery tours Iíve been on. I would highly recommend a trip out there to check it out.
UDBeernut (103) Near Buffalo, New York | April 23, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 16/20
Free tour was 45 min long and interesting, see brewing on larger scale than some of the small guys. Most people were bmc drinkers and oblivious to the world of proper beer. 2 samples after. What fun.
DragonStout (96) Pickerington, Ohio | December 26, 2011
98 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 19/20
This has been a dream of mine since I first started drinking Yuengling 20 years ago.This tour is 1 hour long, very informative and interesting. The tour guide was knowledgable, funny and kept our interest. She gave us time to ask questions and take pictures.Best of all, it was FREE!!This is a tour I would have definately paid for.The gift shop was overwhelming, but I got thru it.We got to meet Richard Yuengling, he was just hanging out and spent time conversing with us.This is a must stop if you love beer and history.
BeerVirgin72 (96) Pickerington, Ohio | December 12, 2011
96 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
I have a hard time figuring out how anyone could fairly rate this tour/location any lower than a 60. If you based your rating on the actual tour and not your personal oppinion of the beer. First of all, its a spectacular 1 hour tour. FOR FREE. I would have gladly paid for it. Our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable and acommodating. The location/Ambiance alone should be nothing lower than a 10. I mean, come on people, you are in a 200 year old building?!?! We went on a Friday, which I would recommend. We got to see them bottling the beer. We were allowed to get up close and personal and were highly encouraged to take pics. I was and am astounded how family oriented this brewery felt. At the end of the tour we got to meet Richard Yuenglin who chatted with us for quite awhile. I mean, I could have hung out here all day imagining the days when the workers pulled up in the horse and carriage. I will recommend this tour to any history buff or beer geek. There isnt much free in this world today, so that alone is something. The caves were my favorite part. To imagine that all that space was dug out with pick axes and shovels is just mind blowing. Keep your personal oppinion about Yuengling out of the equation, and I think you will find this a spectacular look back into history~
gws57 (92) Saint Charles, Illinois | July 8, 2009
66 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited on a busy Thursday. Great tour of a very old brewery! Neat caves under the plant. Reminded me of the Stevens Point brewery in its architecture. The beer was -- well -- meh.
Nejhleader (77) Lemoyne, Pennsylvania | April 2, 2007
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Good olí Yuengling. Went up for the tour a while ago, and didnít see this place in here so I added it. Tour is pretty cool, huge facility, the old school caves are nice, and you learn a bit about prohibition. Big gift shop and a small tasting room witch has most of their beers on tap.
coldbrewky (67) Hippetown East, New York | June 27, 2007
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
I used to work very close to the brewery and was partial to scheduling my lunch hour around the tour. So Iíll say that Iíve been on the tour enough that I could easily give it. The tour is pared down now (no more cave tours or keg room closeups) but is still a great run through. The two free brews at the end are refreshing after all those steps and hills. The gift shop is first rate and also doubles as a museum. It can get crowded and a bit noisy in some areas but a nice piece of Americana that shouldnít be missed if you are in the area.
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