Yuengling Brewery, Pottsville, Pennsylvania

John Cowgill: Stories of the Railroad

The Yuengling and Son Brewery in Pottsville, Pennsylvania

When you think about beer, what American city comes to mind? Of course, most of you would think about the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is the home of the Milwaukee Brewers, a professional baseball team that plays at Miller Field, and many beer companies like Miller Brewing Company have their headquarters here. Many years ago, the Milwaukee Road (a railroad company) ran rail lines that connected these different breweries. (You can watch a video about the ‘Beer Line’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ie_mJu0-js. The video is courtesy of the Center of Railroad Photography and Art.) Then you have Anheuser Busch in Saint Louis, Missouri, the company that brought you Budweiser. You also have the Coors Brewing Company in Golden, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. As much as we think of Milwaukee, Saint Louis, and Denver as the meccas of American beer, the American…

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