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Alcohol sales spike as America drinks through coronavirus crisis, adding more health issues

Alcohol sales spike as America drinks through coronavirus crisis, adding more health issues

In the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic, it has become easier to buy alcohol than toilet paper or eggs. Across the U.S., governors are terming alcohol sales an essential business and loosening restrictions to permit home delivery and carryout cocktails, throwing an economic lifeline to one group of small businesses. Are alcohol sales actually essential? […]

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Wallenpaupack Brewing Company in Hawley offers 14-Day Quarantine Pack with takeout and delivery

Wallenpaupack Brewing Company in Hawley offers 14-Day Quarantine Pack with takeout and delivery

From a press release: Today, Wallenpaupack Brewing Company, the award-winning craft brewery and brewpub in Hawley, announced that a specially assembled variety package of 14 beers will be available for customers to pick up as a to-go order to get them through the next 14 days of quarantine, which is urged by the state of […]

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Yuengling takes Flight with new ‘upscale light beer’ with low carbs and calories

Yuengling takes Flight with new ‘upscale light beer’ with low carbs and calories

From a press release: This week, D.G. Yuengling & Son in Pottsville announced the launch of Flight by Yuengling, a new upscale light beer “designed to elevate the drinking experience for consumers who want more from their beer.” “Born from six generations of brewing expertise, Flight by Yuengling is the next generation of light beer […]

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Wallenpaupack Brewing Company in Hawley wins 2 ‘Best of Craft Beer Awards’ in international competition

Wallenpaupack Brewing Company in Hawley wins 2 ‘Best of Craft Beer Awards’ in international competition

From a press release: Today, Wallenpaupack Brewing Company, the award-winning craft brewery and brewpub in Hawley, announced it has won two bronze medals in the 2020 Best of Craft Beer Awards, an international beer competition that took place Feb. 7-9 in Bend, Oregon. During the course of the three-day judging, 262 medals were awarded across […]

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Yuengling and ‘Top Chef’ winner Kelsey Barnard Clark create food and beer recipes in new partnership

Yuengling and ‘Top Chef’ winner Kelsey Barnard Clark create food and beer recipes in new partnership

From a press release: This week, D.G. Yuengling & Son announced its partnership with celebrity chef and acclaimed restaurateur Kelsey Barnard Clark, winner of the reality competition series “Top Chef” last year. This partnership marks the brewery’s first-ever chef collaboration and celebrates food and beer occasions throughout the year that bring family and friends together. […]

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Pennsylvania brands Yuengling and Hershey’s team up to create new beer, Chocolate Porter

Pennsylvania brands Yuengling and Hershey’s team up to create new beer, Chocolate Porter

From a press release: Today, America’s oldest brewery, D.G. Yuengling & Son, announced its first-ever beer collaboration with Hershey’s, America’s most beloved chocolate brand. Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter will be available on draft only in select markets, while supplies last, starting mid-October. This is the first beer collaboration ever for the two iconic Pennsylvania brands. […]

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Susquehanna Brewing hosts two-day Oktoberfest in Pittston Sept. 13-14

Susquehanna Brewing hosts two-day Oktoberfest in Pittston Sept. 13-14

From a press release: This weekend, Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston is hosting its annual Oktoberfest, a two-day event full of live music, food and, of course, plenty of beer that’s been “brewed right,” on Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14 from noon-9 p.m. On Friday, Serene Green will perform at the brewery (635 […]

 Rich Howells

Tröegs introduces peachy new beer, Fuzzy Nudge, at Peach Music Festival in Scranton, with limited NEPA release

Tröegs introduces peachy new beer, Fuzzy Nudge, at Peach Music Festival in Scranton, with limited NEPA release

As the official craft beer of the eighth annual Peach Music Festival, Tröegs Independent Brewing is coming from Hershey to Scranton this weekend to pour brews from Thursday, July 25 through Sunday, July 28, including one brand new beer made specifically for the festival. In addition to Perpetual IPA, Field Study IPA, Sunshine Pils, and […]

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’90s alt rockers Better Than Ezra will headline Yuengling’s free 190th anniversary concert in Pottsville on July 13

’90s alt rockers Better Than Ezra will headline Yuengling’s free 190th anniversary concert in Pottsville on July 13

From a press release: D.G. Yuengling & Son celebrated its first-ever America’s Oldest Brewery Day today at its historic Pottsville brewery. To commemorate the new holiday, which will be observed every April 18, the sixth generation Yuengling family members – Jen, Wendy, Debbie, and Sheryl Yuengling – officially sealed the 190th anniversary time capsule dedicated […]

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’90s rock bands 3 Doors Down, Wallflowers, Eve 6, Lit, Tonic and more play at Hershey Vineyard this summer

’90s rock bands 3 Doors Down, Wallflowers, Eve 6, Lit, Tonic and more play at Hershey Vineyard this summer

From a press release: The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey has announced two summer music festivals celebrating the release of its wines and beers with a live rock soundtrack straight out of the 1990s. The first is the Straws & Stripes Music Festival on Saturday, July 20 from noon-9 p.m., featuring 3 Doors Down (famous […]

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