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Tour America’s Oldest Brewery

We toured America’s Oldest Brewery – Yuengling. It’s located in Pottsville, PA. In 1829 David G. Yuengling establishes the Eagle Brewery, now called Yuengling.

This is a mural on the wall that takes you back in time. I love the flag colors on the handles of the cart.

There was no refrigeration back then, so they had to dig a cave to store and chill the beer. The cave is 52 feet under the ground. You can see on the picture the ditch that the barrels made when they rolled them.

This skylight was added to protect the workers from the sun shining off the copper machines :))) Can you see a quilt with these colors?

This is another mural on the wall. The guy that is sitting on the barrel is the mural’s artist, he didn’t actually work at the brewery.

Here is bigger view:

These ladies don’t look happy, do they? They were the ones in charge of washing all the bottles for the beer and they worked in a small and dark room, I will not be very happy either!

During Prohibition the brewery made “near beer” products and they also made ice cream in a dairy directly across from the brewery.

In 1933 when Prohibition ends, the brewery celebrates with the Winner Beer and ships a truckload to President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The guy on the commercial looks very happy!

They had samples of the beer at the end of the tour. My favorite beer is Premium Yuengling. What is yours? We had a great time at the brewery.
Cheers or Nazdrave!

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