Pennsylvanians love their local Yuengling beer, but it’s not Pennsylvania that will be getting a Yuengling-themed hotel, it’s Florida. According to a Facebook post from United Residents for Better Neighborhoods Tampa Bay, “Yuengling Beer Company is moving forward with a large mixed-use development at 11111 North 30th Street just south of USF next to its main brewery. The project includes 200 hotel rooms, a microbrewery, a beer garden, a tasting room, 12,700 square feet of restaurant space, a Yuengling museum, and 5,900 square feet of conference space.”
Yuengling itself, however, hasn’t been very forthcoming with information. According to WTSP, Wendy Yuengling, one of the four sisters who now runs the family business, released a statement saying, “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. This new development will not only offer visitors an enhanced brewery hospitality experience but will also increase our presence in the local community.”
The project is reportedly in its early stages, but we’re sure it’s already creating quite a buzz in Tampa.