Posted on September 21st, 2011
About: Like many people who grew up in the Mid-Atlantic, Yuengling holds a very special place in my heart. But much like our love of goodÂ cheesesteaks and Wawa, there’s just something about our Yuengling fever that seems to get lost in translation. What’s so special about it anyway? Well, whether you grew up in Yuengling country or not, chances are you may know that Yuengling is the oldest American-owned brewery operating today. Opened in 1829 by German emigrant David G. Yuengling in Pottsville, PA, the Yuengling brewery survived Prohibition by brewing non-alcoholic “near beer” and opening a dairy toÂ supplementÂ their income. The brewery is still owned andÂ operatedÂ by the family to this day.
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