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Yuengling Brewery Tours

Sarah Pixley

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If you live anywhere remotely near Pennsylvania, you know all you have to do at a bar is ask for a lager to get a nice cold glass o' Yuengling.

Even President Obama's beer of choice is Yuengling. (Must be the Cascade hops.)

America's oldest brewery is also the second largest American-owned brewery, with its HQ located in Pottsville, Penn., about three and a half hours from downtown D.C.

The brewery is open to the public and free to enter. Daily tours offer a chance to go underground into musty, damp and hand-dug fermentation caves. We thought the caves were the highlight of the tour because you got a feel of all the history behind the brewery (and the fact it felt a little ominous).

Tours run twice a day on weekdays, at 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. On the weekends, the tours run every 60 people, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Closed-toed shoes are required.

After the brewery tour, you can gallivant around the small town of Pottsville and take in the history. We stopped at a corner bar called Maroons Sports Bar, where we had Yuengling Porters -- frosty, delicious -- and hey, they came with their own Yuengling glasses. Souvenirs are always good.

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