Officials explore state, local economic impact of PA breweries in Pottsville

POTTSVILLE – The Senate Majority Policy Committee hosted a roundtable discussion today at Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville to learn more about the economic development and community revitalization impact of Pennsylvania’s breweries.

The discussion, hosted by Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks), provided brewers, economic development professionals, representatives from local bureaus and other stakeholders the opportunity to discuss how Yuengling Brewery has benefitted the community and how this impact can be increased in the years to come.

Based on volume sold, Yuengling is one of the top producing brewing companies in the United States. Opened in 1829, it is also the oldest operating brewery in the country.

“Yuengling’s facility in Schuylkill County has helped transform long-abandoned downtown buildings into productive properties and created quality jobs for community residents,” Argall said. “The company has created a positive ripple effect throughout the neighborhood, and their partnership with the local community deserves recognition.”

The tour and roundtable was one of four events scheduled throughout the state this week to examine the impact of Pennsylvania breweries on local and state economies.

Video and additional information from the roundtable discussions and tours is available online at