Kennywood- A Slice of Americana 8-13

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Sunday, August 21, 2005 6:20 PM
You and my friend Jon converted me :).
Sunday, August 21, 2005 6:24 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar I rarely drink beer. But it's been about 4 years since I've had anything but Yuengling.
Sunday, August 21, 2005 6:33 PM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar WV has more liberal liquor laws but PA has the best beer. :-P

Lager and Lager Light (I like the light stuff) is my fave. Black & Tan I can do sometimes. Porter is much too thick for my tastes.

I still wished this state would carry it. I once asked a friend of mine (who manages a liquor store) why they didn't carry Yuengling. It had something to do with distrubution issues. I don't remember the details.

I am still working on it. :-P It's in every other damn state around me.

Luckily for Clint it's distributed in South Carolina now, according to the website.

The brewery is a nice "side visit" en route to Knoebels. :-)


*** Edited 8/21/2005 10:36:01 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

Sunday, August 21, 2005 7:50 PM
Yes, it was all over South Carolina. Still not a big beer fan, I love my Jack and Coke, but it has grown on me a little.
Monday, August 22, 2005 9:23 AM

Richie Reflux said:
This may have been addressed before, but what do I do if I'm a single rider? I want to get on Thunderbolt and I'm willing to wait for a front row. What can I / should I do and what should I expect from the angry pre-paired-up throngs?

Well at the top of the ramp before the station we have a team member sitting there with a 52" tall height stick. This person is responsable for pairing single riders together. Ususally I'll have you wait to the side until one comes but if it takes too long I'll tell you to just go find a seat and we'll find someone when you get up there. Just make sure you listen to the person on the mic because if there is another single rider we will make an announcement to pair them up. Most of the time the problem is that people don't hear us making an announcement and don't raise there hand when they don't have a partner. If we have an extra person - we'll even hop in for a ride. It all depends on the person checking for height and how they handle things.

BTW - When do you plan on going?

Kennywood Team Member Since 2003 Kennywood is CLOSED
Tuesday, August 23, 2005 12:00 AM
Thanks Razore - I am going to be there tomorrow (Tuesday the 23 and Wednesday the 24th) I will be unable to recheck this posting as I've got to get up soon to drive to Pittsburgh tomorrow.

Here's To Shorter Lines & Longer Trip Reports!

Tuesday, August 23, 2005 7:45 PM
kpjb's avatar Yuengling actually had to pull out of a few states because it was getting too popular.

If you've ever seen the brewery, you'll know that it's basically built in to the side of a mountain. There's no possible way to expand, so they can't keep up with demand and had to pull back to their strongholds.

They didn't want to go in to any new areas, and then not be able to fill orders.

Thankfully, Yuengling bought a shuttered Stroh's brewery some time last year. I'm not sure if it's up and running yet, but when it is I'd expect some more rapid expansion.


Wednesday, August 24, 2005 7:45 AM
Yea, as usual, those "foreigners" just want in on our s**t ;) I tried to order a Yuengling in Albany, NY a couple of years ago when I was up there for a school thing, and the bartender looked at me like I had horns on my head for a second ... then the light bulb went on and he directed my group and I to the one area bar that had it! As it should be, it was packed!
Brett, Resident Launch Whore Anti-Enthusiast (the undiplomatic one)
Saturday, August 27, 2005 12:00 AM
Yuengling built a new brewery a few years ago, in addition to the original. And they even extended a rail line to access it. The new one's only a mile from my house, so I can open any window and let you know whether they're brewing or not. :) I believe they also bought another brewery down in the Tampa FL area. So they have increased their output several times.

At one time, they were doing limited brewing in the former Schaefer/Stroh's brewery (along I-78 outside of Allentown), but dropped that because they didn't want to brew anywhere without having one of their own brewmasters on-site full time. Last I heard, they were making Smirnoff Ice in that brewery.

Shall I call Yuengling's and tell them to step it up for PPP weekend? BTW guys, 4 daughters 0 sons... anybody want to marry a brewery heiress? :)


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