Yuengling

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Ying-Ling…first heard about it in Florida when a friend ordered one.  Thought it was an Asian brew.  Who knew!

David Gottlieb Yuengling, born on March 2, 1808, founded D. G. Yuengling & Son, the oldest operating brewing company in the United States, which was established 190 years ago, in 1829.  

He was born David Gottlob Jüngling, in Germany, where his father operated the local brewery.  His older brother Jakob inherited the family brewery, leaving Yuengling with limited career prospects, so he immigrated to the United States via Rotterdam.

Yuengling came to Pottsville, Pennsylvania, the location of a thriving anthracite mine, and started the brewery, calling it the Eagle Brewery.  Yuengling brewed British-style ales initially, and later introduced German-style lager.

It is one of the largest breweries by volume in the country.  Based on volume sold in 2016, Yuengling was the top craft beer company in the U. S.  Based on sales in 2011, Yuengling was tied with the Boston Beer Company, maker of Samuel Adams brands, as the largest American-owned brewery.

Its headquarters are in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.  Yuengling produces about 2.8 million barrels annually, operating two Pennsylvania facilities and a brewery in Tampa, Florida.

Yuengling is an Anglicized version of Jüngling, its founder's surname and the German term for "youngling" or "young person” or simply, “youngster”.

The family-owned brewery has traditionally changed ownership through the purchase of the company by the offspring of the previous owner.  Due to the popularity of Yuengling Traditional Lager in Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley (including South Jersey), in some bars it can be ordered by simply asking for a lager.