The story of D.G. Yuengling & Sons is the story of the American Spirit. It’s a tale of shared dreams, individual tenacity and an unwavering dedication to standards of quality. Like many American stories it starts amid the dreams of countless young immigrants looking for opportunity and emerges from the strength and will of one family determined to build their legacy in a new country. The story of America’s Oldest Brewery began when David G. Yuengling arrived from Wuerttemberg Germany to settle in the sleepy, coal-mining town of Pottsville, Pennsylvania.
Every story has history. Ours just has more than the rest.
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, 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.