Okay, if you didn’t think this Fall season could get any better, we’re here to fill you in. As adults, we know it’s a bad look to steal candy from your kids. However, we’ve got you covered with a treat (no tricks, we swear). There’s a delicious (more grown-up) chocolatey goodness awaiting you. Just in time for Halloween, Yuengling is bringing back their chocolate-flavored beer.
And not just any chocolate. The Pennsylvania brewery is teaming up once again with Hershey’s to release D.G. Yuengling & Son’s Hershey’s Chocolate Porter. And why not? The two companies are practically neighbors.
Additionally, the creation was released and sold through Valentine’s Day a couple of years ago. It ran as a limited special and sold out quickly. But by popular demand – and Yuengling executives listen to the people – it’s coming back!
“It’s year three of the most epic chocolate and beer collaboration and this year we’re combining the return of the Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter with our favorite holiday, Halloween,” said Ernie Savo, senior director for The Hershey Company.
Developed over nine months, the deliciousness in a bottle contains Hershey cocoa powder and chocolate nibs. These are added in the brewing process. Further, according to PennLive, it’s the first time that the beer company utilized chocolate in any of their creations.
Moreover, starting today (Sept. 27), you can pick up the chocolate beer in any of the states it’s offered (22 of the 23 states will carry the chocolate beer). Even better? The company plans on promoting its product through a “Scary Delicious Tour.” However, you’ll have to follow the brewery on social media for more details about that.
Yuengling in Texas
Hey Texans. We know you like chocolate beer too. With the recent expansion of Yuengling into the Lone Star state, Texans can now be in on the chocolatey festivities as well.
As the 23rd state to carry the beer, the first delivery of Yuengling was sent to San Antonio last month. However, it wasn’t long before bars and restaurants in many Texas cities were switching out tap handles for the Pennsylvania-based beer logo.
Many restaurants are starting with the brewery’s traditional lager. And so far, it’s been really popular in the southern State.
While Yuengling was also originally founded in 1829 in Pottsville, Penn., it quickly grew into a massive craft beer company. It even holds the official title for oldest brewery in the nation. The Yuengling family continues to operate it to this day as well.
Further, the original brewery sits on the side of a mountain and is full of character and old stories. With the chocolate beer making a comeback, we’re sure you’re gonna need to try it out.
If you don’t live in one of the states where Yuengling is sold, we suggest a road trip. It’s worth it, trust us.
Happy Spooky Season, folks!