Friday, October 3, 2014

HOPPY

The Yuengling Brewery, tucked into the lush, green hills of northeastern Pennsylvania, is America's oldest brewery, established in 1829.

It has been owned and operated by the Yuengling family, immigrants from Germany, for five generations.

Yuengling appreciates runners and their love of beer. It is the main sponsor of the Virginia Beach Yuengling Shamrock Marathon, which attracts over 28,000 runners for its race weekend.

Two years ago, here in Pottsville, the home of the original brewery, the Yuengling Light Lager 5K race was initiated. On October 1, registration for the third annual race, which will be held in April 2015, opened. As of this morning, only 200 of the 3,000 bib numbers remained available.

Runners who have participated in the Yuengling Light Lager Jogger 5K in Pottsville know that Pottsville is comprised of many hills. It is 1.3 miles from the Yuengling Brewery to my house, a 300 foot elevation rise. Today, I passed the sweet smell of hops at the brewery, running 3 miles down; then 3 miles back up,

If you ever come to Pottsville, Pennsylvania, be sure to take the Yuengling Brewery tour, and be sure to look me up. We can scale some of the hills together.