Established in 1829, D.G. Yuengling & Son is the oldest brewing company still operating in the United States. During the prohibition, many brewers were forced to turn to other markets in order to stay in business. Looking to take on the ice cream industry, Yuengling’s survived by selling “near beers” with a 0.5% alcohol content, opening dance halls in Philadelphia and New York City, and (most deliciously) creating ice cream.
After the 18th Amendment was repealed in 1933, the beloved ice cream was later discontinued in 1985. Now, nearly three decades later, Yuengling’s ice cream is set to hit shelves in a few short weeks. The flavors will include Black & Tan (sadly sans buzz), chocolate fudge, and root beer float, among several others. At the moment, the new frozen treats will be available in select locations on the East Coast.
Nothing like sticking it to the man with a pint full of creamy ice cream.
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