Kegs of Yuengling rolled out to bars and restaurants across Texas Wednesday afternoon. The beer will be available in retail stores Aug. 23.
D.G. Yuengling & Son was first brewed in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, in 1829, making it the oldest craft brewery in America. For all that time it's never been sold in Texas. Last year, the owners of the brewery formed a joint venture with Molson Coors and are now brewing their original amber in Fort Worth.
The Crafty Irishman, Ye Olde Scarlet Pumpernickle Tavern, Cane Rosso, Katy Trail Ice House, Twin Peaks and ArtPark at Trinity Groves, Lakewood Growlers and a host of other places.
Wednesday evening, by far the most pulled handle at Cane Rosso in Arlington was Yuengling, for either nostalgia or novelty. Yuengling is comparable to Shiner Bock, minus one point for flavor. It's an all-day agreeable beer.
So, what's the big deal? Well, @Prollyurdaddy asked Twitter exactly that and in the most scientific poll we can find (74 responses) tried to get to the answer.
Yuengling and nearly 100 other breweries will be on tap at BrewFest on Sept. 11 at the Dallas Farmers Market. Tickets are on sale now.