We here in Pottsville, Pennsylvania have long been proud of the Yuengling Brewery. It is America's Oldest Brewery. The Yuengling family began brewing beer in Pottsville in 1829, and have been doing so ever since. Six generations of the Yuenglings have continued the family tradition of brewing beer.
Last week, it was announced that America's Oldest Brewery is now number one on the list of top craft breweries, based on sales volume. Yuengling moved more than 2.7 million barrels last year, taking over the top spot from Boston's Sam Adams Brewery.
The Yuengling family has always been very supportive of the running community. Virginia Beach's Yuengling Shamrock Marathon attracts over 30,000 runners to its annual race weekend.
Three years ago, Yuengling launched the Light Lager Jogger 5K. Yuengling Light Lager is a terrific beer. It is much more full-bodied than other light beers, yet it is low on calories.
Tomorrow, the third annual Yuengling Light Lager Jogger will be run through the streets of Pottsville, a small city of about 15,000 residents. A field (capped) of 3,000 runners will run the race and participate in the giant block party to be held at America's Oldest Brewery after the event.
The Yuengling Light Lager Jogger 5K sells out within about two weeks when registration opens in December, so if you want to run this race, you'll have to wait until next year. Go to www.lagerjogger.com for details.
And if you want to take an interesting and historic tour, and sample some Yuengling products (my favorite is Lord Chesterfield Ale) come to Pottsville, Pennsylvania and tour the Yuengling Brewery, anytime throughout the year. www.yuengling.com
Good luck to all runners participating in the Yuengling Light Lager Jogger 5K tomorrow.