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.
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~
the oldest continuously operating brewery in the nation which still has hand-dug caves to use for lagering. multi-story tour.. go on a weekday morning when they’re really brewing - it’s worth it.
The Yengling family refuses to sell beer from the brewery, deciding to invest in the local distributors and pubs rather than under-cut them. Bless the American Enterprise and being a good producer.
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.
To date, this is the best brew tour I have been on. The brewery (oldest in US) has a great feel and really lets you be a part of the history. You get to walk through the entire brew process down to bottling and even get to walk through the caves they used to store the beer in. A great piece of history.
*Tip - wear closed toed shoes... or else you’ll have to borrow a pair.
Went on this tour back in May 2012 coming back from Niagara Falls. People were very helpful trying to figure out town parking (terrible). Tour was an hour long, very informative. My favorite part was the old caves and prohibition stories. Two free samples at the end.
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.