Pottsville’s Billionaire Brewer

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

POTTSVILLE — The owner and operator of Yuengling Brewery in Schuylkill County has quite a distinction.

Dick Yuengling has made this year’s list of billionaires by Forbes Magazine.

According to Forbes, Yuengling is worth about $1.3 billion.

Yuengling Brewery in Pottsville still has the title of America’s oldest brewery and with other beer brands now owned by foreign companies, it is now the largest American-owned brewer.