In 1920, Frank D. Yuengling, President of D.G. Yuengling & Sons Brewery, started a separate company, Yuengling’s Ice Cream, to generate new revenue for the Yuengling family due to the start of Prohibition (18th Amendment). The ice cream plant is constructed at 5th and Mahantongo Street in Pottsville, PA.
Growth and Expansion
Between 1929 and 1931 business increases and the ice cream plant expands several times through the purchase of 410 and 412 Mahantongo Street, and 10 S. 5th Street. Additional branches are established in Allentown, PA and York, PA.
Name of company is changed from Yuengling’s Ice Cream Corporation to Yuengling Dairy Products Corporation when it starts processing and distributing milk.
Frederick G. Yuengling Sr. takes over as President. With the end of Prohibition in 1933 (21st Amendment), full ownership of Yuengling Dairy Products is transferred to Frederick G. Yuengling Sr. Frank D. Yuengling goes back to running D.G. Yuengling & Son Brewery full time.
The Post War Era
The Dairy celebrates its 25th anniversary.
Frederick G. “Fritz” Yuengling Jr. takes over as President.
50 Years Later
The Dairy celebrates its 50th anniversary.
The Endings & The New Beginnings
An end of an era
The family tradition comes to an end when the last cartons of Yuengling’s Classic Ice Crem are made. The Yuengling family makes the difficult decision to stop production and close the plant. The building is donated to St. Patrick’s Church.
The Fine Tradition Continues
We are honored to be serving your families since 1920.
thank you for your patronage!
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