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Students Tour Landmark Yuengling Brewery

Brewing and fermentation science students pause during a tour of Yuengling at its historic site in Pottsville. From left are: Brown, Miller, Yarrington, Callahan, Hampton and Tuller.
Brewing and fermentation science students pause during a tour of Yuengling at its historic site in Pottsville. From left are: Brown, Miller, Yarrington, Callahan, Hampton and Tuller.
Callahan enthusiastically describes operational principles to the students.
Callahan enthusiastically describes operational principles to the students.
A plaque outside, adorned with the brewery's iconic eagle, affirms Yuengling's place in the nation's history.
A plaque outside, adorned with the brewery’s iconic eagle, affirms Yuengling’s place in the nation’s history.
In addition to experiencing the brewery’s modern operation, the students’ tour included a walk through time.
In addition to experiencing the brewery’s modern operation, the students’ tour included a walk through time.

A visit to America’s oldest brewery was on tap for brewing and fermentation science students on Wednesday. Along with their instructor, Tim Yarrington, the students received an in-depth tour of D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc. in Pottsville. John Callahan, Pennsylvania brewing manager for Yuengling, gave the Penn College contingent an inside look at the plant’s modern operation and historical artifacts. Students on the tour were Luke H. Brown, of Beaver; Ian M. Miller, of Williamsport; Ryan J. Hampton, of Williamsport; and Eric J. Tuller, of Montoursville.
Photos by Tom Speicher, writer/video editor