“Though there is some damage, it’s nothing we can’t work around and continue to make beer. We are very fortunate. The fire looked a lot worse than it really was”, said Jim Helmke, the Yuengling Brewery plant manager. Florida fire investigators work to determine the cause of the fire.
D.G. Yuengling & Son was established in 1828 as one of the largest breweries by volume in the US.
The German brewer David Gottlob Jüngling immigrated to the United States in 1823 from Stuttgart and anglicized his surname starting to make beer.
President Obama revealed that Yuengling is his favorite beer.