FAQ

 

Is Yuengling really family owned and operated?

D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. is owned and operated by Richard (Dick) Yuengling, Jr. This fifth generation owner is in the Pottsville facilities daily. Dick’s passion is in the plant: the brew house, on the bottling line and at the truck docks. However, he can be found in the lab for his morning coffee followed by daily visits to each department.

Dick’s daughters and sixth generation, Wendy Yuengling Baker, Jennifer Yuengling, Debbie Yuengling Ferhat, and Sheryl Yuengling are all members of the Yuengling staff. Wendy and Debbie work in administration and Jennifer and Sheryl are in production and shipping.   

 

What part of Germany did the Yuengling family come from?

David G. Yuengling came from Aldingen, Germany. Aldingen is a town in Wuerttemberg in the southwestern part of the country. 

 

Where does Yuengling distribute beer?  Can beer be shipped to me? 

Please check out our Beer Finder where you can search for your favorite Yuengling variety by zip code. This system can only report deliveries within the past 90 days. If you are traveling long distances it is best to call the retailer and confirm availability.

Unfortunately, federal law prohibits us from shipping beer directly to you. All of our beer reaches retailers through our wholesale partners. Yuengling is currently distributed in Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington DC, and West Virginia.

 

If the demand is present, why won’t Yuengling enter more states?

Yuengling is a regional brewery that has manufacturing facilities in Pottsville, PA, and Tampa, FL. It simply is not logistically feasible to transport beer outside of our current footprint.

Yuengling is proud to have had ongoing expansions over the past years. The current focus is on those loyal customers that we currently supply. Continuing to provide quality beer and service to meet the existing demand is what the Yuengling family values above growing territory.

 

What is next for expansion?

There are several exciting new things happening at Yuengling. Our Tampa brewery is currently adding a new brew house. The Tampa facility is presently a 450 to 475 barrel brewery; the addition will bring the capacity to brew 675 barrels. Yuengling is continuously reinvesting in the company, making upgrades and improvements to ensure that America’s Oldest Brewery will be running for future generations. Growth in regard to geography will depend on our ability to produce and ship quality product.  

 

If Yuengling has been operating since 1829, what did they do during Prohibition?

During prohibition Yuengling made near-beer which was .5% alcohol. The family also opened The Yuengling Dairy, the former Ice Cream and Dairy plant was open until 1985.  

 

What happened to the Yuengling Dairy plant? 

The Yuengling Dairy plant located across the street from the Yuengling Brewery, has since been renovated and in 2016 opened its doors to the public.  It now serves as the new location for the Pottsville giftshop and tour tasting room.  All Pottsville tours begin at the new location.  

 

What is the name of the bar in the Pottsville brewery?

The Rathskeller - built in 1936, Rathskeller is defined as a tavern below street level featuring beer; originally a German restaurant in the basement of city hall. 

 

I heard you have a brewery in Tampa, FL.  Do they offer tours? 

Yes! Check out our tour times and information here.

 

What is Yuengling’s policy on sponsorships and donations?

Yuengling is a proud sponsor of various organizations and events. Our wholesaler network handles all sponsorships and donations on a local level. Click the Distributors link below to locate your nearest wholesaler. If you have additional questions, you may contact marketing@yuengling.com. We would like to personally respond to all emails but the volume of inquiries received sometimes prevents us from doing so. 

 

Is Yuengling paying fans to wrap their cars?

Not at this time. If you received this message, please do not respond to it. This is an email scam that solicits consumers to vinyl wrap their vehicle in order to earn $300 a week. Learn more about Car Wrap Scams from the FTC: http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/blog/rap-car-wrap-scams

 

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