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    Re: A New Domestic Beer Leader - Yuengling

    I'm with Rob...more for me if you don't like it.

    The lager is a clean and balanced beer flavored beer. Tack it on to Session Red and Bitter American and you have my house beer rotation.
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    Re: A New Domestic Beer Leader - Yuengling

    Quote Originally Posted by callmeox View Post
    I'm with Rob...more for me if you don't like it.

    The lager is a clean and balanced beer flavored beer. Tack it on to Session Red and Bitter American and you have my house beer rotation.
    What he said. And much rejoicing because now 21st Amendment has moved to a 12 month production schedule for Bitter American. Good times!
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    Re: A New Domestic Beer Leader - Yuengling

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanSheen View Post

    ...I used to not mind Budweiser before they took out all the hops and made it sweet. Yuengling is defenitly my goto 'regular' drinking beer now and many Ohioans agree. Just wait till next years numbers come out!
    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    Point taken Robert but Yuengling Traditional Lager is actually (IMO) a good beer, to me it has many of the attributes of the old Budweiser circa-1970 and earlier...

    The Black and Tan doesn't do it for me but I've always liked the porter, and it predates the craft era which gives it something special IMO.

    Gary
    As I was a dedicated Budweiser drinker in the '70s it looks like I need to find me some Yuengling. I had the lager a few years back but it is still not sold in Illinois. And like Robert I now prefer getting my abv from whiskey and have also trended back to the lower alcohol session beers...so you all got me wanting a Yuengling now .
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    Re: A New Domestic Beer Leader - Yuengling

    Quote Originally Posted by T Comp View Post
    As I was a dedicated Budweiser drinker in the '70s it looks like I need to find me some Yuengling. I had the lager a few years back but it is still not sold in Illinois. And like Robert I now prefer getting my abv from whiskey and have also trended back to the lower alcohol session beers...so you all got me wanting a Yuengling now .
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    Re: A New Domestic Beer Leader - Yuengling

    Good plan and it might be noted there are two Yuengling lagers. One is the Traditional Lager, the other is their Premium Beer. The Traditional Lager formula was introduced in the 1980's, i.e., after influence had been felt from the emerging craft brewers. It is therefore, or IMO, a quasi-craft beer with a full taste. I suspect the company resurrected a pre-Pro recipe for this because while Traditional Lager uses some corn adjunct, the taste is again quite full-bodied and with reasonable bitterness.

    The Yuengling Premium Beer existed before and is lighter, using more adjunct and less hops. It is sort of in the position of the current Pabst PBR, Schlitz, Miller High Life, Budweiser, i.e., fairly light-bodied and mild-tasting. The Black and Tan is a mix of the latter and the Porter.

    In my view, it was the Traditional Lager that really set the pace for this company and enabled it to grow as it did. This is satisfying too because Yuengling is a very old company, the oldest continuing brewer in America I believe, it reaches way back to the early 1800's with a stall only for Prohibition. It's like the little train that could...

    Watch too for their Lord Chesterfield Ale, a nice floral ale in the style of the 1950's ales. Great iced on a hot day.

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    Re: A New Domestic Beer Leader - Yuengling

    I lived in Philly for a while in the late '90s and the city was awash in Yuengling back then. The story went that Yuengling was about to go under in the '80s or thereabouts, and their beer was considered crap. They had tried selling at a very low price point but it wasn't working. Somebody decided that price point was a big part of the perception of how good a beer was, so they raised their prices and positioned their products as premium beers. The rest is history.

    This was just college frat boy gossip, of course, and I have no idea if there's any kernel of truth in it, but anyway, that was the story back then.

    I hope the regular beer (not the Premium Lager) has improved since then. They used to sell these stubby quart bottles of it and, man, that stuff smelled like insecticide.

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    Re: A New Domestic Beer Leader - Yuengling

    The article states Pabst does not brew it own beer, that the beer is from the U.K.....really? Odd. The Pabst site seems to skirt the issue somewhat...

    http://www.pabstbrewingco.com/about/company-info/

    They talk about the breweries obtained over the years and that they brew over 30 beers....are we to believe all of it is imported? How does that make sense?

    PBR brewed in the U.K.??

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pabst_Brewing_Company

    I remember the great tour at the Milwaukee brewery...very nice buildings etc. Now it is being developed into commercial properties.

    " It is currently the holding company contracting for the brewing of over two dozen brands of beer and malt liquors..."
    Wow, how sad. Who knows where the product comes from.....
    Last edited by Jono; 01-14-2012 at 12:47.

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    Re: A New Domestic Beer Leader - Yuengling

    Interesting. I thought their beers were brewed mostly in Eden, NC at the Miller plant there, i.e., by a contract arrangement, but these things can change over time.

    Gary

    P.S. Miller is part of SAB Miller, whose head office is in England I believe, maybe that explains why some think the beer is brewed in England.
    Last edited by Gillman; 01-14-2012 at 13:32.

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    Re: A New Domestic Beer Leader - Yuengling

    For the record: I don't dislike Yuengling. I just found that after all the raving from friends and co-workers about it, it just wasn't anything all that special. I was under the impression this stuff was some kind of super beer. Yea, it is similar to Budweiser........ a "better" Budweiser, for lack of a better way to put it.

    I certainly won't turn it down if it's offered, and I do buy the B&T fairly often, for the simple reason that it's a nice beer at a reasonable price.

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    Re: A New Domestic Beer Leader - Yuengling

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanSheen View Post
    What he said. And much rejoicing because now 21st Amendment has moved to a 12 month production schedule for Bitter American. Good times!
    My shopping cart today. The BA box still says "seasonal" but the production date on the cans says 12/23/11

    I'm set for a while now.

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    I grossed over eight thousand dollars in one night. Time of your life, huh kid?

 

 

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