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FEATURED BEER: Yuengling

The oldest operating brewing company in the U.S., D. G. Yuengling & Son is a family-owned brewery that was established in 1829.The company operates two Pennsylvania facilities and a brewery in Tampa, Florida.

The name Yuengling is an Anglicized version of Jüngling, its founder’s last name and the German term for “young man.”

David G. Yuengling arrived from Germany to settle in the coal-mining town of Pottsville, Pa. and established Eagle Brewery. The original plant was destroyed in a fire in 1831 and rebuilt at another site, where the current Yuengling Brewery remains today. The name was changed to D. G. Yuengling & Son in 1873 when David died and his son, Frederick, joined the business.

To meet demand for Yuengling Beer, the company expanded to a second Pennsylvania brewery in 1998 and a brewery in Tampa, Fla., in 1999.

The company’s flagship beer is an amber lager in the style common before Prohibition (commonly called pre-Prohibition lager). It is usually sold in green bottles prominently featuring the word “LAGER” on the label, but is also available in cans, brown quart bottles, and 24-ounce cans.

Here are some other great Yuengling beers to try:

 

Light Lager – A lower-calorie version of the Traditional Lager.

Yuengling Premium Beer – A standard American pilsner.

Yuengling Premium Light Beer - A lower-calorie version of the Premium Beer.

Dark-Brewed Porter - A Baltic porter with a very dark cola color, appearing almost black in the glass with a pale tan head, and a strong malt flavor. Rather than using the traditional top-fermenting ale yeasts used in most porters, Yuengling’s porter is bottom-fermented; few mainstream breweries produce this style. Originally known as “Pottsville Porter,” this beer is notable for being one of the few porters commercially available from the late 1960s to the early 1980s.

Original Black & Tan - The black and tan is a mixture of Yuengling Premium Beer (40%) and Dark-Brewed Porter (60%).

Lord Chesterfield Ale - Named for Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, this is Yuengling’s hoppiest beer. This is not a true ale as it is brewed with, “bottom-fermenting” type, lager yeast. Like the Traditional Lager, it is usually sold in green bottles (but also in cans) and has an element of corn in its profile. It is very carbonated and tends to sprout a large but short-lived head when poured.

 

Pick up some Yuengling at Roche Bros. locations in Norton, Sudbury, Westwood, Marshfield and Wellesley.

 

 

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