After many years of being the next-door neighbor that would perpetually not share its goods, D.G. Yuengling & Son beer is now available in the great state of Ohio. The beer was so highly coveted, many Ohioans crossed the state line in hopes of stocking up on Yuengling’s flagship brew, the Traditional Lager.
Yuengling is the United States oldest brewery, dating its roots to 1829. Proudly family-owned since its humble beginnings, Yuengling has carved out a niche with beer nerds and hipsters alike. As the “Pride of Pottsville,” the company has expanded production to three different brewery locations in order to meet the demand of thirsty drinkers.
The Traditional Lager pours a clear amber color with a moderate off-white head and high carbonation.
Aromas are of sweet toasted bread and yeast. It has pronounced flavors of caramel, fresh-cut grass and pine. The finish is medium length with just enough flavor and effervescence to keep things interesting and balanced.
Is Yuengling a great beer? In a word, no. But if you are stuck in a rut and want to break ties with run-of-the-mill macro-brewed beers, Yuengling is a great alternative to common watery swill. It is a great match for typical tailgate cuisine such as cheeseburgers and smoked sausage and will keep your thirst at bay on crisp autumn evenings. It retails for $5.89 a six pack and $10.49 for half of a case.