Friday, August 21, 2009

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!


Domestic Designer said...

Thanks for the tour. Looks like you had a great time. Have a wonderful weekend!

Patricia said...

That building would be a great quilt museum :-) Did you get a chance to visit any quilt shops?


Millie said...

Zlaty, thank you so much for the tour. Lovely pictures...the skylight picture is the best. That will make a pretty quilt...great minds think alike!
Have a great weekend,

Myra said...

What an interesting tour! That 52 feet underground "refrigeration" is cool! Thanks for sharing!

Tam said...

Thanks Zlaty for the wonderful tour!
Great history...never knew about the cave!
Yes! I agree also.... I see a wonderful quilt pattern in that window :-)

Micki said...

I would have loved being there with you. Wonderful pics!

Meggie said...

An interesting post! I saw your lovely Pineapple quilt on you logo, so had to come & visit. So glad I have.

CathyJean said...

Thanks for the tour. Hope you are enjoying the last days of summer:)

Jackie said...

Loved the tour....I was surprised at how much of it was interesting as I'm not really a beer drinker. I love the mural!

I'm not sure I'd want to be working 52 feet underground!