Yuengling and Hershey’s Chocolate Porter now available in bottles for limited time
From a press release:
D.G. Yuengling & Son in Pottsville has announced the highly-anticipated return of its delicious beer collaboration with Hershey’s, “America’s most beloved chocolate brand.” In response to consumers’ overwhelming demand, Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter will be available in bottles and on draft throughout Yuengling’s entire 22-state footprint beginning in late September.
To celebrate the collaboration’s wild success and consumers’ love of beer and chocolate, Yuengling and Hershey have joined forces again to bring the best of both worlds to fans of legal drinking age for enjoyment wherever they are. Fans can once again delight in this uniquely delicious brew on draft and, for the first time, enjoy it in bottles from the comfort of their own homes to celebrate life’s occasions.
Originally released on draft only in 2019 in 14 states throughout Yuengling’s footprint, Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter marked the first-ever beer collaboration for the two iconic Pennsylvania brands. The fan-favorite beer combines over 300 years of both brands’ Keystone State heritage. The Chocolate Porter makes its return just in time for Halloween and for the holiday season through Valentine’s Day.
“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 sixth generation brewer.
“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.”
At a 4.7 percent ABV, Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter combines Yuengling’s nearly 200-year old Dark Brewed Porter recipe with the world-famous taste of Hershey’s chocolate. The special edition seasonal beer uses Yuengling’s unparalleled brewing expertise to artfully blend Hershey’s iconic chocolate flavor with caramel and dark roasted malts for a smooth, rich, and delightfully chocolaty finish. The liquid pairs well with everything from barbecued and smoked meats to cheeses and desserts – perfect for any holiday celebration while offering fans a truly premium drinking experience.
“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,” said Ernie Savo, senior director global licensing at the Hershey Company.
Starting in late September, Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter will be available in bottles and on draft throughout Yuengling’s 22-state footprint, while supplies last. Fans can find their nearest retailer with Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter by visiting the “Find Our Beer” link at yuengling.com.
Family-owned and operated since 1829, D.G. Yuengling & Son is America’s oldest brewery and the No. 1 craft brewing company in the United States and the sixth top-selling brewing company overall based on beer sales volume, according to the Brewers Association. Sold in 22 states and expanding west for the first time in 2021, production is supported by two breweries in Pottsville and one in Tampa, Florida. Its principal beer brands include Yuengling Traditional Lager, Light Lager, Black & Tan, Golden Pilsner, Premium, Light, Dark Brewed Porter, Lord Chesterfield Ale, Oktoberfest, Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter, and new Flight by Yuengling.
The Hershey Company is headquartered in Hershey, Pennsylvania and is an industry-leading snacks company known for bringing goodness to the world through its iconic brands, remarkable people, and enduring commitment to help children succeed. Hershey has approximately 16,000 employees worldwide who work every day to deliver delicious, quality products. The company has more than 80 brands around the world that drive $8 billion in annual revenues, including such iconic brand names as Hershey’s, Reese’s, Kit Kat, Jolly Rancher, Ice Breakers, SkinnyPop, and Pirate’s Booty.
For more than 125 years, Hershey has been committed to operating fairly, ethically, and sustainably. Hershey founder Milton Hershey created the Milton Hershey School in 1909 and, since then, the company has focused on helping children succeed.