Beer connoisseurs from all over the world have been enjoying the new era of beer. Micro-Breweries, home-brews and the pale ales from around the world all have different flavor profiles. However, there may be plenty of new, but it is important to never forget the legends. D. G. Yuengling & Son is the oldest running brewery in America. This brewery is full of some of the most colorful history. Surviving even Prohibition, Yuengling is by far one of the greatest beers in the world.
Colorful History of Yuengling
Every brewery has some type of history and story behind them. However, Yuengling just has a much longer and prevalent history than most. The brewery was established in 1829 by the David G. Yuengling in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. I believe the most incredible part about this brewery was the success it had by surviving the national prohibition of alcohol. In 1919, the company switched to brewing near beer products. Also, they opened up a dairy across the street in order to have profits coming in while their sales in alcohol were plummeting. Soon after the 100th anniversary, in 1933 the Prohibition ended.
In celebration of the end of Prohibition, the company came out with a special brew called “Winner Beer.” As soon as they received the ok, they sent an entire truck load of this specific beer to none other than Franklin D. Roosevelt. In 1987, the company decided to reintroduce their infamous Yuengling Traditional Amber Lager; The beer we all know and love. In 2012, they were named America’s #1 Favorite Beer, and today we are able to celebrate them being open for 190 years!
Future of Yuengling
It is almost impossible to predict how much this beer is continuing to grow. There are now multiple breweries around the United States. They needed to satisfy the demand for the product. Originally, the company didn’t really sell their products West of the Mississippi River. However, in recent years, Yuengling beers may be found all around the country. Go ahead and enjoy it. Just like F.D.R. did at the end of Prohibition.