Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Pottsville, PA

Ever been to Pottsville, PA? There are probably many reasons why one would want to visit this city in Pennsylvania's coal region. Two two definite reasons are the Yuengling Brewery Tour and Roma's Pizza. Why am I here? Well, I'm on family holiday in Western PA and this was our grown-up adventure.

Yuengling is America's Oldest Brewery which has been in operation since 1829. It is in the fifth generation of family ownership. The tour is FREE and is the "real deal." I've been through several brewery tours and this was the most authentic to date. It doesn't have the polish and gloss of some of the larger distributors, (i.e. it is not completely commercialized) but as a result you get a real feel for the working brewery walking up and and down stairs to the different areas including the bottling room and the cave which was once used for the storage of beer. And, of course with any good beer tour, it ends with a sampling of one of seven Yuengling products in the bar.

Roma Pizza is down the street and has some of the best pizza you'll find. You can buy it by the slice or the whole pie. And, they have a full menu offering of other Italian favorites. Make a trip of it to Pottsville, PA. It's worth the trip.

-K

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