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America’s oldest brewery is getting in the hotel game, and they’re opening their first spot in Tampa. It’s fitting, we are the home of the beer can building. Welcome to our beautiful city, Yuengling.
According to an article from Vinepair, Yuengling is building a beer-themed hotel and creating a playground for beer enthusiasts.
“As consumer interest in locally crafted beer continues to grow, we are always looking for ways to engage our loyal fans and re-envision the Yuengling experience in Tampa,” CEO Wendy Yuengling told WTSP. “This new development will not only offer visitors an enhanced brewery hospitality experience but will also increase our presence in the local community.”
The new project from Yuengling will turn a mixed-use building at 1111 North 30th Street into 200 hotel rooms, a microbrewery, a beer garden, a tasting room, a restaurant, a Yuengling museum and even space for conferences. Let’s wash down that dope PowerPoint with a brewdog, y’all.
Yuengling is getting in on a larger trend
The beer company is not trailblazing here, but rather following a trend across the country where craft breweries are opening up hotels and other accommodations outside of just tasting rooms.
Yuengling might be as old as the typewriter, but controversy has recently surrounded the brand thanks to political endorsements by owner Dick Yuengling, who also has a reputation as a unionbuster, according to reports in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
This may turn some folks in Tampa off, but, regardless, it will still be the only place in Tampa where you can sleep on a keg of beer without any judgment.