D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. broke ground Monday on the massive renovation of its Yuengling Tampa Campus.
The new campus is slated to open in early 2022.
The rebuild includes an array amenities meant to appeal to the Greater Tampa Bay community and visiting tourists:
- State-of-the art pilot brewing system
- Restaurant serving local cuisine
- Private dining and conference rooms
- Digital interactive history, artifacts and advertising memorabilia from Yuengling’s 191-year history
- Outdoor recreation area and beer garden
- Multi-use concert and entertainment pavilion
- Expanded gift shop and coffee bar
- Onsite 15-story hotel
- Design character that reflects Yuengling’s industrial history
“Since purchasing the brewery in Tampa in 1999, we have been proud to be a member of the Greater Tampa Bay community,” says Wendy Yuengling, chief administrative officer and sixth-generation family member, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. “We continue to look for meaningful ways to show our support for this thriving area, from our work with the University of South Florida’s Brewing Arts Program, which provides scholarships for veterans interested in pursuing brewing education, to our partnership at The Yuengling Center, where we’ve been able to increase our support of the local community over the years. We consider Florida our second home, and we are excited to invest further in the Tampa community by offering Floridians and tourists an immersive experience into our brands, how our beers are made and our rich history as America’s Oldest Brewery.”
To lead the new Yuengling Tampa Campus, Yuengling hired Brent Wertz as their new vice president of hospitality. Wertz will oversee the development and opening of the new Tampa Campus. He brings 30 years of extensive experience in food and beverage, and is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America.
“I am honored to lead the new Yuengling Tampa Campus,” says Wertz. “I look forward to leveraging my 30 years of hospitality experience to build a world-class destination for America’s Oldest Brewery here in Tampa, by bridging the local Tampa culture with the unparalleled history of Yuengling.”
The new campus is being developed by Alliant Partners. The hotel is a venture between Alliant Partners and Capstone Development. Design and construction for the project are being managed by Alfonso Architects and Miller Brothers, respectively.
Located at 11111 N 30th Street, Yuengling’s Tampa Campus is less than two miles from Busch Gardens, the University of South Florida and Moffitt Cancer Center. Future guests of the campus will also be a short drive from the Tampa International Airport, within 30 minutes’ drive to ZooTampa and the Florida Aquarium, as well as downtown Tampa’s live entertainment, fine dining and shopping outlets.
Yuengling’s Tampa brewery is the company’s largest production facility of its three breweries, with two other breweries in Pottsville, PA.
This follows the recent news of Yuengling releasing the low-carb Flight by Yuengling and Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter, as well as announcing plans for future distribution further west through a long-term brewing partnership with Molson Coors.