Yuengling Premium Beer. Yumm! It’s my stock and standard, everyday, found in my ‘fridge, favorite type of adult libation. Yuengling Brewery up in Pottsville is Americas oldest brewery. We had that prohibition thing back in the 20’s and something like 95% of all brewerys closed. Well they made it through that silly time and are still making beer today. Yea, it’s a regional brewery that doesn’t make quite as much beer as Budweiser or Coors but it’s much better than those multi-million gallon beer factories. Ya’ gotta’ check the date code on the case when you buy it because it goes bad if left on the shelf too long. Now about an hour north of here you can walk into almost any bar or pub and order, “A Premium”, or simply , A Ying-ying” and you’ll know you are getting a fresh Yuengling Premium Beer. It’s a light bodied pilsner type of beer but it’s charater comes from the area where it’s made. I’m pretty sure the malt and hops are nothing out of the ordinary but the water is Pottsville city water. Just the same old water everyone else in that small town drinks. Good stuff. Now they also make a bunch of other beers like Lord Cheterfield Ale, not entirely unlike a medium bodied ESB. They make a Porter that is very good but not quite heavy enough to be a real porter. It’s still very good. they also make a couple of, “Light” beers. That doesn’t make any sense to me because Premium is a light beer in my opinion.
Yuengling Lager is a beer they have been making for about ten years now. I don’t like it. It is a red colored light bodied beer with hardly any taste to it. They sell “metric shitloads”(jk) of this stuff. People love it. The one good thing I can say for it is that on a sunny afternoon with friends you can drink 147 of them. Well, that could be a bad thing too. Luckily this Lager stuff is making them a ton of money so hopefully they continue making their good old Premium, Chesterfield Ale and Porter.