It’s Hangover Thursday, how’s your head? Saint’s Row the Third has me sleep deprived, but not hungover. This past weekend I took a trip with the family down to Tampa to check out some of the sites. One of those sites was the Yuengling brewery. For those not on the East Coast Yuengling has the record for being America’s oldest brewery. The old one is in Pennsylvania, so obviously the one I visited was a little less historic.
Just because it wasn’t the oldest brewery doesn’t mean it wasn’t a fantastic visit though. To begin with they offer free tours. You can’t beat that price. The tour starts with a 10 minute video about the history of the company and then takes you into the actual brewery to explain the different parts of the brewing process. I’ve been to a handful of breweries so I’m familiar with the process, but our tour guide was very fun and informative.
The tour saves the best part for last, the actual beer tasting. They give you two decent sized glasses of any of the Yuengling brands. While the free tasting glasses aren’t a full bottle or anything like that, they are at least twice the size of the last tasting I went to. There is also a nice gift store with pretty surprising prices. When was the last time you saw 10 dollar shirts at a corporate owned store? If you’re in the Tampa area make sure to check it out.