Yuengling and Hershey are once again teaming up to bring beer drinkers their limited-edition Chocolate Porter, however this year, they’re bottling it and distributing it to the masses. The collaborating made its debut last year, however it was only available on draft in 14 states. This year, it will be bottled and sold across Yuengling’s entire 22-state footprint.
“Last year we were overwhelmed by the excitement and passion expressed by our fans for our first-ever collaboration beer,” said Jennifer Yuengling, Vice President of Operations and 6th Generation Brewer, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. “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.”
Clocking in at an easy-to-drink 4.7% ABV, Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter is a combination of that Yuengling Dark Brewed Porter recipe and the equally as classic taste of Hershey’s chocolate. The brew is said to pair well with barbequed and smoked meats, cheeses and desserts… AKA perfect for the holiday season.
“We’re happy to work with Yuengling to expand the availability of the chocolate porter and, better yet the Yuengling Hershey’s chocolate porter is available in bottles for the first time. Now our fans will be able to enjoy this one-of-a-kind beer collaboration in the comfort of their homes,” added Ernie Savo, senior director global licensing, The Hershey Company.
Of course, this also comes on the heels of the news that Yuengling is partnering with Molson Coors to bring their beers nationwide. As of right now, you can only find it in 22 states, all of which are on the eastern coast of the country.