In honor of Lager Day, I'm going to share a few tidbits about the tour of Yuengling's Pottsville, PA brewery that my wife, Diana, treated me to as an anniversary gift one year. (Yes, I know - my wife rocks!)
|Front of the brewery. That's Diana at the bottom left.|
|Here's a picture of the guy that writes this blog|
|Part of the bottling line|
|Old buildings are often not without opulence.|
Here's a stained glass ceiling in one area of the brewery.
|Kegs in the cellar / conditioning area|
|Yuengling tasting room bar|
(Photo courtesy of http://goo.gl/Oz9F6)
I hope that you enjoyed this National Lager Day by celebrating with your own favorite lager. Thanks for reading, and as always, prost!
 Wow, that opening line was extremely reminiscent of the beginning of my last post. I really gotta get a new hook...or blog more frequently than once a month!
 The unit "barrels" is abbreviated as "bbl", but I didn't use it here because I'm not sure how many people are familiar with that abbreviation. Also, I think it's silly that the abbreviation has two Bs. Here's an interesting article that tells where that second B comes from: http://goo.gl/kSLin.
 Even so, the Brewer's Association does not consider Yuengling to be a craft brewery because they do not meet the third of three criteria. A craft brewery must be 1) small, 2) independent, and 3) traditional. Even though Yuengling is not considered to be a craft brewery, they are a microbrewery.
 On December 5th, we just celebrated the 79th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition, aka Repeal Day.