If you are anything like us, your world was rocked by the Hershey’s/Yuengling partnership last year. Our boozing and snacking worlds collided in such a beautiful way. The only downside was that it was only readily available on draft in bars, or at some restaurants in certain states.
Luckily for us, this delicious concoction has returned for a second go-round, and this time it will be far more accessible. The beer was released to the general public at the end of September. And by now, you should be able to find it at any number of locations in 22 U.S. States. The company is working on expanding to Western states, but you can check the beer finder to see if there’s a location near you that sells this iconic beer.
Like with its first launch, you can still grab a draft, but now you can also take home a few bottles to keep on hand. It’s the perfect beer to have after a big meal, so it is obviously the perfect choice for Thanksgiving. It will pair well with your Halloween candy as well. At this point, we’re just making excuses to have a few, but who cares? We won’t tell anyone if you don’t.
For those who were unable to get their hands on this beer the first time around, it is a truly first-class experience. The Dark Brewed Porter recipe has been infused with Hershey’s chocolate, adding a dark roasted malt flavor (and some caramel). The beer has a chocolatey finish and a 4.7% ABV. These special edition beers pair best with desserts (duh), cheeses, and barbecued meats, according to the brand.
If you’re located in one of the brand’s 22 states, people have had luck finding bottles at Wegmans and other local retailers.
“We heard our fans and saw consumers, near and far, scrambling to get their hands on a taste of Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter. So, in keeping with our 191-year tradition of listening to our loyal fans, we decided to release our Chocolate Porter across our entire footprint and in bottles for even more consumers 21+ to enjoy,” said Jennifer Yuengling, vice president of operations and sixth-generation brewer, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., in a recent press release.
Well, that settles it! We’ve got our perfect nightcap.SKM: below-content placeholder