Sunday, November 14, 2010

Yuengling Traditional Lager - Beer Review

Yuengling is the pride of Pennsylvania. A family owned brewery that is popular in the select states it's available in. Is this your beer of choice? What makes it so popular? Tune in and find out!

Yuengling is only available in 13 States and the District of Columbia, but despite it's limited distribution it is one of the largest breweries in the United States. The Better Beer Authority explores why this working man's beer from the heart of coal country in Pennsylvania has such enduring popularity.

Partial Transcript: "On Tap -- Yuengling Traditional Lager

Hi. I'm James Knott and today we are drinking Yuengling Traditional Lager -- sometimes shortened to just "Lager" if you live close to where it's made. This is the flagship beer from D. G. Yuengling and Son, Incorporated. - America's oldest brewery.

It was opened in Pottsville, Pennsylvania in 1829. The brewery survived prohibition by brewing "near" beer and several other non-beer products.

This amber lager is only available in 13 states and the District of Columbia. Despite Yuengling's limited ditribution, it is one of the the nation's largest breweries. Traditional Lager is 4.4% ABV and they brew with Cluster and Cascade hops.

Many on-line reviewers consider this to be an easy-drinking beer with decent flavor that is a step-up from many of the big American macrobrews.


Yuengling Traditional Lager scores a (???) on the BBA scale. Pick some up next time your in the Keystone State. Do you wish Yuengling was available where you live? Let us know in the comment section.

Thanks for watching. I'm James Knott and this is your Better Beer Authority."


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