Cans of the Coveted Pennsylvania Craft Beer Yuengling Creeping into Bars

One lonely Yuengling at a bar in Arlington.
One lonely Yuengling at a bar in Arlington. Lauren Drewes Daniels
Recently, when I was at a bar, a funny-sounding word was uttered, one you don't hear very often in these parts: Yuengling. Heads turned, questions were yelled over the TouchTunes — Marty Robins' "Big Iron" specifically — and there was a bit of commotion amongst the small crowd.

Turns out the bar had received one can of the coveted Yuengling, brewed right here in our own backyard. Yes, just one can from the distributor to sample. The kind barkeep split it between three patrons; we didn't land one of those samples and had to make do with just this photo.

D.G. Yuengling & Son is the nation’s oldest and largest craft brewery, with a born-on date in 1829 in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. For most of its existence, it's been brewed at two breweries in Pennslyvania and in 1999 expanded brewing to Tampa. But, in all those years Yuengling has never even been sold in Texas. Last year, however, the owners formed a joint venture with Molson Coors and are brewing their original amber in the Fort Worth facility.

The official release date for Yuengling at bars and in retailers in North Texas is Aug. 23. Check out this site for an opportunity to attend a release party.

As soon as we get a sip and have locations of where to buy, we’ll update.
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Lauren Drewes Daniels is the Dallas Observer's food editor. She started writing about local restaurants, chefs, beer and kouign-amanns in 2011. She's driven through two dirt devils and is certain they were both some type of cosmic force.