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~
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.
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.
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.
Excellent Place, The tour guide and samples were not the best ive had but the tour itself was very unique. They take you basically every in the brewery and in the old fermentation caves, i highly recommend this place.
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.
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.
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 don’t believe you can just walk right in off the street, sit down and have a beer. It’s 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. It’s definitely one of the best brewery tours I’ve been on. I would highly recommend a trip out there to check it out.