During the United States' Prohibition years from 1929 to 1933, Yuengling survived by producing other products ranging from "Near Beer" to Ice Cream. When it became clear that prohibition would be ended, the Brewery produced and delivered a truckload of lager to the White House which was then occupied by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. The beer was delivered on the very day that Prohibition was repealed, an interesting point to observe, since Yuengling's lager beer requires three weeks to produce and age :-).
Here we see my son David (and son-in-law Steve peeking out) inspecting the grain tanks which process and cook the vitally important grains for the beer. Incidentally, the hops come all the way from Yakima, Washington - a well-renowned region for hops growing. After cooking, the "leftover" cereal is provided to local farmers who use it for everything from feeding their livestock (a happy bunch of cows, pigs, and horses) to fertilizing their fields (happy crops as well)!
In my opinion, Yuengling is a very distinctive and distinguished operation. When the demand for their product exceeded their ability to produce, rather than taking the chance of jeopardizing quality, they reduced their distribution territory so that they could retain that quality in their product. Sort of an American version of the UK's Morgan Automobile company, in my opinion.
** 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