In this blog, we are going drive to a brewery that I really wished they would come to Chicago. The brewery and the beer I am talking about is Yuengling Brewery Traditional Lager. On their label on their beer bottle tells us a little history of this brewery. They are American’s Oldest Brewery started in 1829 by David Yuengling in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. They brew several different beer styles. They are tied with Boston Beer Company for most sales from an American owned brewery. Let us get into the beer.
This beer is a dark copper to light amber in color with no head. There is a smell. I make it out to explain it but it smells really good. The taste is a sweet carbonation. It is very drinkable. This is what an American Lager should taste like not what is being put in your glass today.
Here is a description from their website (www.yuengling.com):
An iconic American lager famous for its rich amber color and medium-bodied flavor – with roasted caramel malt for a subtle sweetness and a combination of cluster and cascade hops, this true original delivers a well- balanced taste with very distinct character.
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In closing, I really enjoy this beer and just what I said at the top of this blog. I wish it was here in Chicago and I understand why they do not come here. This would be my everyday beer if it was here. This beer is really old school in a very good way. It is very drinkable with a ton of flavor for being one of the mass produced breweries. I still believe they are a craft beer but I know many craft beer drinkers do not look at this brewery as a craft brewery. This is a very good beer and I hope to get back east coast to try their beers. I hope you can go and get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser