What do you get when you combine America's oldest brewery and America's beloved chocolate brand? Yuengling Hershey's Chocolate Porter, a delicious and creamy chocolate beer available for a limited time. In 2019 the limited-edition Yuengling Hershey's Chocolate Porter was only available on draft in a select number of states. However this year, the dark brewed porter is bottled and ready to be enjoyed by loyal fans in over 22 states including Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Delaware, Massachusetts, and Virginia.
Based in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, family-owned Yuengling Brewery was considered the largest craft brewery in 2018.
Hershey's and Yuengling Team Up to Make Beer
"As the sixth Generation of the Yuengling family, we have a 190-year history of listening to our fans and looking for new ways to deliver quality and memorable drinking experiences," said Jennifer Yuengling, Vice President of Operations and 6th Generation Brewer, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc shared in a press release in 2019.
We saw a unique opportunity to partner with Hershey's, a brand known worldwide for its iconic, delicious tasting chocolate, to deliver fans our first-ever beer collaboration. We spent nearly a year developing our Yuengling Hershey's Chocolate Porter and are excited for the world to indulge in the classic taste of Yuengling Dark Brewed Porter blended with the unmistakable taste of Hershey's chocolate.
The addition of Hershey's chocolate is a fresh take on Yuengling's 200-year-old dark brewed porter recipe. With a ABV of 4.7%, the collaboration beer features a chocolaty flavor mixed with caramel and dark roasted malts
"We're happy to work with Yuengling to expand the availability of the chocolate porter and, better yet the Yuengling Hershey's chocolate porter is available in bottles for the first time," said Hershey's senior director for global licensing Ernie Savo in a statement. "Now our fans will be able to enjoy this one-of-a-kind beer collaboration in the comfort of their homes."
The beer will be available in stores soon for a limited time.