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‘Pottsville on Tap’ Beer Festival in Schuylkill County


A beer festival in Schuylkill County, 'Pottsville on Tap' that celebrates Pottsville's history,

drew a big crowd on Saturday, September 15th! 



The festival was organized by the Pottsville Area Development Corporation and hosted by Yuengling Brewery, featured a Yuengling beer garden, pierogi-eating contest, ethnic foods, live music, special tours of the Yuengling Brewery and local crafts.

The event’s theme was the 250th anthracite anniversary and organizers encouraged visitors to explore the life of coal miners and their families through re-enactors and artifacts from the industry.


There were activities focusing on the history of coal mining, miners and how the industry built Pottsville and the nation. There will be a free showing of the 1970 movie “The Molly Maguires.” 


“Pottsville has a great story to tell and experiences to share. 

The city was shaped by immigrants from dozens of countries who flocked here in the 19th and early 20th century. This mosaic of immigrants brought their unparalleled work ethic, spirit and food delicacies from their homeland. They made Pottsville the economic center of the region’s anthracite mining and helped fuel the industrialization of America. And, you can’t tell the story of Pottsville without Yuengling, America’s oldest brewery, and the jewel of Pottsville. Touring the brewery and walking through the 100-year-old hand-dug caves is unforgettable and a testament to Yuengling’s ingenuity and craftsmanship. Our stories are intertwined.”


Pottsville Area Development Corp. Interim Executive Director Savas Logothetides said in a statement this week. 


"It is nice to see the community come together and not just the local community, some outside businesses. It is a fun event. Everyone seems to be enjoying it," Hector Rodriguez said.

Wendy Yuengling, sixth generation member of D.G. Yuengling & Son Inc., was looking forward to the event.

“As America’s Oldest Brewery, visitors can experience the story of six generations of persistence and hard work, and see how brewing technology and the employees played such vital role to the brewery’s presence today,” she said. 

Pottsville on Tap is sponsored by local businesses and organizations, including: PADCO, Pottsville Business Association, The City of Pottsville, Lehigh Valley Health Network, Mrs. T’s Pierogies, Quandel Performance Construction, Bob Weaver Auto, Wegmans, Wheel Restaurant and Schuylkill County Visitors Bureau.

Pottsville on Tap is part of the Pottsville Continued Progress Project, a PADCO initiative. PADCO is the city’s economic development agency and works to instill vibrancy to the downtown business community and improve quality of life for residents. In collaboration with the city and PBA, PADCO has led the effort to revitalize downtown. All proceeds from Pottsville on Tap will go to support that effort.

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