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Old 07-30-2009, 02:39 PM   #1
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Has anyone heard anything about this brewery?
Apparently it is the oldest operating, American owned, brewery.

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Old 07-30-2009, 02:42 PM   #2
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Their lager is pretty decent, and so is their porter and "black and tan". They have a few other beers that are available where I live, but I've not gotten around to trying them yet.

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Old 07-30-2009, 02:44 PM   #3
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I'm quite a fan of Yuengling Traditional Lager, or "lager" as it is known in PA. Unfortunately, I have to drive to West Virginia to get it because they don't distribute in Ohio.

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It's ok in a pinch. Sort of halfway between BMC and craft brew. If, for instance, I'm out of town, on my way to a party or someone's house and I need to grab some beer, and all the convenience store has is that and BMC, I'm picking the Y. But these days, all but the dumpiest ghetto marts seem to carry SNPA at the very least...

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Old 07-30-2009, 02:51 PM   #5
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It's ok in a pinch. Sort of halfway between BMC and craft brew. If, for instance, I'm out of town, on my way to a party or someone's house and I need to grab some beer, and all the convenience store has is that and BMC, I'm picking the Y. But these days, all but the dumpiest ghetto marts seem to carry SNPA at the very least...
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Its ok and definitely better than BMC but not as good as most craft beers
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:26 PM   #6
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I was born in the town of their brewery. They make better beer than BMC, but they still use plenty of corn grits. I don't really care for the lager (too much corn), but won't decline it like I would BMC. The Porter isn't bad and the Chesterfield Ale is OK. The Black & Tan is a combination of the porter and the Premium (which is crap), so the Black & Tan isn't near as good as it could be if it was the Porter and the Chesterfield Ale.

I don't know all of their history, but I believe during prohibition, they made ice cream. When I was a kid there used to be a Yuengling ice cream parlor in Pottsville and one could buy Yuengling ice cream at the supermarket.

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Old 07-30-2009, 03:50 PM   #7
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Yes, yuengling is abundant in MD. Definitely a step up from BMC and reasonably priced. One of my favorite brews. That I can get anywhere, that is.

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It's a good recession beer, in that it costs a whopping 18 bucks a case. Although, I have to say that I will only get it in cans from now on. The bottle are the green glass we all know and hate, and if they've been sitting around for any period of time, they skunk just like Heine. I usually reach for it on really hot summer days, and I take it on camping trips and for music festivals (no glass allowed).

I'm in CT though, so it's an hour and a half drive to the nearest store in NY to get it.

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Chesterfield Ale.
Lord Chesterfield is all malt and 100% cascade... apparently it is a lager too, even though it says ale on the label.
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I'd love to have to only drive an hour or 2 to get a rack of YB&T pint cans. Near as I can tell, id have to drive 19 hours to find it.
It's long been one of my favorite breweries. I have a driver's jacket patch and a 12"x20" poster of B&T with a blank area to put the name of the band playing or happy hour specials.
Man. You're making me wanna get a passport/visa so I can visit NY or MA and get some.

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