Yuengling: America’s Oldest Brewery


Leighton Costabile

A picture of the Yuengling sign located in the Pottsville brewery. Yuengling was originally opened in 1829 in Pottsville, Pa.

The Exploring Careers and Technology class took a field trip to the Yuengling facility in Pottsville. Students learned about the methods in which they were used to make and distribute Yuengling beer throughout the surrounding areas and nationwide.

“I thought the trip was interesting. It was cool to see how the making of beer has changed from prohibition to now,” says Ayden Wolff, senior. The students were able to walk through the caves that the beer was once stored in. They even got to see the machinery that distributes the product throughout the factory.

Yuengling was originally opened in 1829 in Pottsville. After the original brewery burned down, a new one was constructed in the 1830’s, becoming a big success. From struggling in prohibition to having many family members in charge of the business, Yuengling manages to be one of the most distributed beers in the country.