Hands down, the best brewery in the world. I would recommend this brewery to anyone and at anytime.
nj4christ (14) Columbus, New Jersey | December 18, 2008| Updated January 6, 2009
Beer Tour Tour 2008! Extensive tour of a place that is truly Pennsylvania. I especially liked the caves and the free bung souvenir. The sample selections suck, though. But that is Yuengling. They brew what they have been brewing and nothing more. Recommend the tour only.
Basically, go for the tour, not the beer. You will get Yuengling samples (2) at the end, but that’s about all. The tour is very cool and pretty interesting. The best part is when they take you under the brewery into the caves. The tour is free and they have a nice gift shop with all kind of merchandise that is reasonably priced.
Outstanding tour. Everyone who works there is very knowledgeable. The caves are really fun to walk through. They have an outstanding collection of the company’s historical documents, advertising, bottles, and photos. And the price is right! Our tour guide said that Chesterfield is no longer offered on tap due to its low popularity.
billk (60) Coeur d’Alene, Idaho | December 27, 2007
Did the tour yesterday. Very old funky place on the steep hillside in Pottsville. Really enjoyed the nostalgia and history related to the old brewery and tour.
The hand dug cave is back on the tour for some anniversary reason. I thought it was the best part of the tour. Glad I went. Thought the Chesterfield ale in the tasting room was the least offensive. Actually had to make a face to finish off the other two samples of the Premium & Lager (I was with a friend who got some too). Nice tour but Christ the beer really sucks.
I used to work very close to the brewery and was partial to scheduling my lunch hour around the tour. So I’ll say that I’ve 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 shouldn’t be missed if you are in the area.
Good ol’ Yuengling. Went up for the tour a while ago, and didn’t 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.