D. G. Yuengling & Son is the oldest operating brewing company in the United States, established in 1829. It is one of the largest breweries by volume in the country, and is the second largest American-owned brewery after the Boston Beer Company, makers of Sam Adams beer
Yuengling produces about 2.3 million barrels annually, which as of 2005, placed it sixth among American commercial breweries. Besides its two Pennsylvania facilities, Yuengling also operates a brewery in Tampa, Florida. Yuengling is pronounced "ying-ling," and is an Anglicized version of Jüngling, the German term for "young man". 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, it can be ordered by simply asking for a lager, especially in eastern parts of the state.
I will post more information about the history of the family and the Brewery tomorrow. Meantime, I should probably announce here that I did not taste any of the beer, although I have had Yuengling Beer back in my imbibing days. On December 25, 1990, I went on the wagon for life. Some people never know when to say "when" I finally realized that fact back in 1990 and this Christmas I will be 21 years sober. Nevertheless, I am a happier guy then ever before and , besides, being a "Child of the Sixties," I still have lots of residue in my body ;-
And, by the way, that gang of 5 fellows standing in front of the 2 large opened doorways are my Son, David; Son-in-Law, Steve; and 3 Grandsons Justin, Tyler, and Ryan! Now - on with the tour :-)
** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"
- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)
- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.
::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"; Earth Wind and Fire