Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Proud Bicycle Tradition: A Visit To The Local Brewery

Part of the bicycle culture is usually a frosty beer at the end of a long ride, so this morning I finally made it over to the Yuengling plant on 30th Street between Busch Gardens and the USF campus. The former Schlitz/Stroh's plant was bought by Yuengling, which is the oldest brewery in the United States and dates back five generations to 1829 in Pottsville, PA.

The Tampa plant cranks out 1.5 million gallons of Yuengling brew -- equal to the production of the two plants up in good ol' Pottsville. Tours are 10AM and 1PM at the Tampa facility.

My favorite affordable beer is the Yuengling black and tan -- a delicious and tasty caramel-flavored beer that goes down smooth.

Let's go on the tour. First stop.

My favorite Yuengling was rolling down the assembly line this morning -- black and tan.

This fella on the tour carefully picked out his T-shirt.

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