Below are a few of the Pottsville area breweries from back in the old days. Breweries like Yuengling, Mount Carbon, and Kaiers were just some of the major breweries in the area. Check back later as I will be adding more breweries to the list along with reference photos.

D. G. Yuengling & Son Brewery

5th & Mahantongo Streets, Pottsville, PA
David G. Yuengling 1829-1873
Eagle Brewery 1873-1914
D. G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. 1914-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920
Yuengling & Son, Ltd. 1920-1933 – Issued permit for the production of non-alcoholic beverages during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

D. G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. 1933 – Present
Is currently America’s oldest continuously operating brewery.

Beer Produced: Yuengling Bock | Yuengling’s Draught Beer | Yuengling’s Lager | ABC Beer | Olde Oxford Cream Ale | Yuengling Pale Beer | Yuengling’s Cream Ale | Yuengling’s Pilsener Beer | Winner Beer | Lord Chesterfield Ale | Yuengling’s Ale | Yuengling’s Porter | Yuengling’s Beer | Old German Beer | Prize Beer


Mount Carbon Brewing Company

716 South Centre Street, Pottsville, PA
George Lauer 1845-1860
Frederick Lauer 1860-1877
Lorenz Schmidt, Orchard Brewery 1877-1893
Estate of Lorenz Schmidt, Mount Carbon Brewery 1893-1906
Schmidt Estate Brewing Co., Mt Carbon Brewing Co. 1906 – 1908
Mellett & Nichter Brewing Co. 1908-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Mt. Carbon Brewery 1933-1935
Mount Carbon Brewery, 1935-1976

Closed in 1976
Status of the building: Partially demolished; the administration building across the street still stands to this day.

Beer Produced: Mount Carbon Ale | Mount Carbon Beer | Double Pilsener Beer | Mount Carbon Half & Half | Mount Carbon Bock | German Maid Lager Beer | Mount Carbon Lager Beer | Mount Carbon Pale Ale | Mount Carbon October Beer | M.C. De Luxe Half & Half | M.C. De Luxe Bock Beer | M.C. De Luxe Cream Ale | M.C. DeLuxe Lager Beer | M.C. DeLuxe Porter | Franklin Ale | Mount Carmel Double Pilsner | Mt. Carbon Old German Beer | Mount Carbon Porter | Bavarian Type Beer | Old German Beer | Old Bohemian Beer | Dix Club Beer | Old Dutch Beer | Franklin Beer | Lord Salisbury Ale | Old Fashioned Beer | Club Society Beer | Bavarian Type Bock | Bavarian Beer


Mount Carmel Brewing Company

Lehigh Avenue & Poplar Street, Mount Carmel, PA
Anthracite Brewing Co. 1897-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

John P. Muldowney 1933-1936
Mount Carmel Brewery 1936-1951

Closed in 1951
Status of the building: Partially demolished in the 1970’s.  The first floor of the building is still standing and is currently occupied by the Kerris & Helfrick Coal Company.

Beer Produced: Anthracite Bock | Anthracite Porter | Anthracite Beer | Aimes Light Lager Beer | Black Diamond Porter | Metzger’s Bock Beer | Metzger’s Old German Beer | Metzger’s Pilsener Beer | Mount Carmel Bock Beer | Mount Carmel Pilsner Beer | Metzger’s Porter | Metzger’s Beer | Mount Carmel Ale | Mount Carmel Beer | Mount Carmel Porter | Black Diamond Ale | Black Diamond Beer


Kaiers Brewing Company

Oak & Laurel Streets & 67/79 North Main Street, Mahanoy City,  PA
Chas, D. Kaier 1880-1882
Chas. D. Kaier & Co. 1882-1884
Francis X. Kaier 1884-1891
Chas. D. Kaier Brewing Co. 1891-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Kaier Brewing Co. 1920-1933
Charles D. Kaier Co. 1933-1968

Closed in 1968
Status of the building: Demolished on March 2017.

Beer Produced: Dublin Porter | Kaier’s Half & Half | Kaier’s Bock | Kaier’s Special Ale | Kaier’s Special Porter | Kaier’s Special Beer | Old Diamond Porter | Old Diamond Ale


F & S Brewing Company

235/255 South Harrison Street, Shamokin, PA
Shamokin Brewing Co. 1905-1911
Fuhrmann & Schmidt Brewing Co. 1911-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Fuhrmann & Schmidt Brewing Co. 1933-1966
Purchased by Henry F. Ortlieb of Philadelphia, PA 1966

Fuhrmann & Schmidt Brewing Co. 1966-1975

Closed in 1975
Status of the building: Burned down in 1975.

 

Beer Produced: F&S Bock Beer | F&S Merry Christmas Brew | F&S Special Cream Ale | F&S Export Beer | F&S Porter | Fuhrmann & Schmidt Beer | Fuhrmann & Schmidt Porter | F&S Beer | F&S Ale | F&S Bock   | F&S Half & Half | F&S Pilsener Beer | Fuhrmann & Schmidt Ale


Lykens Brewing Company

188 South Street, Lykens, PA
Hiram Bueck 1860-1884
Estate of H. Bueck 1884-1891
Mrs. Barbara A. Bueck 1891-1895
Lykens Brewing Co. 1895-1917
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Katherine Wentzler 1933-1936
Wentzler Brewery 1936-1940

Closed in 1940
Status of the building: Demolished.


Frackville Brewing Company

Chestnut & Middle Streets, Frackville, PA
Frackville Brewing Co. 1933-1934

Closed in 1934
Status of the building: Building is currently owned by the Becker Trucking Co. and is being used for storage.

Beer Produced: Frackville Lager Beer | Mountain Top Porter | Mountain Top Beer | Frackville Beer


Mauch Chunk Brewing Company

20/22 North 2nd Street, Mauch Chunk, PA
Glanz & Kuebler Brewery 1875-1879
P. & P. Schweibinz 1879-1882
Pius Schweibinz 1882-1813
Ortlieb Brewing Co. 1913-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Sterling Brewing Co. 1933-1935
Mauch Chunk Brewing Co. 1935-1941

Closed in 1941
Status of the building: Unknown.

Beer Produced: Frey’s Bock | Frey’s Porter | Frey’s Lager Beer | Frey’s Premium Beer


Rettig Brewing Company

818/900 West Market & 9th Streets, Pottsville, PA
Rettig & Liebner, Blue Tavern & Brewery 1865-1868
Gottlieb Steidle, Blue Brewery & Saloon 1868-1868
Rettig & Liebner, Blue Tavern & Brewery 1869-1877
Charles Rettig 1877-1892
Estate of Charles Rettig 1892-1893
Charles Rettig & Son 1893-1901
Rettig Brewing Co. 1901-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Rettig Brewing Co. 1934-1934

Closed in 1934
Status of the building: Demolished. Beer caves may still exist set into the mountain.

Beer Produced: Pottsville Porter | Xmas Brew | Hof Brau


Ashland Brewing Company

Unknown / Ashland, PA
Schuylkill Home Brewing Co. 1911-1915
Ashland Brewing Co. 1915-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Ashland Brewing Co. 1934-1935
Ashland Brewery 1935-1940

Closed in 1940
Status of the building: Unknown.

Beer produced: Old German Porter | Old German Beer | A.B.C. Porter | A.B.C. Beer | Schuylkill Heim Beer | Augustiner Beer


Columbia Brewing Company

101/115 South Ferguson Street, Shenandoah, PA
Columbia Brewing Co. 1894-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

Columbia Brewing Co. 1933-1968
Muhlheim Brewing Co. 1964-1968

Closed in 1968
Status of the building: Still standing. Currently used by the Sheandoah Fire Company.

Beer Produced: Columbia Export Beer | Pale Columbia Beer


Home Brewing Company

234 North Main Street, Shenandoah, PA
Home Brewing Co. 1899-1920
Brewery operations shut down during Prohibition in 1920

Prohibition Ends!

The Home Brewing Co. 1933-1934

Closed in 1934
Status of the building: Demolished.