D.G. Yuengling & Son has announced the return of its beer collaboration with Hershey’s.
Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter will be available in bottles and draft throughout Yuengling’s entire 22-state footprint, beginning late-September 2020.
Originally released in draft only in 2019, Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter marked the first-ever beer collaboration between these two iconic, Pennsylvania brands.
“Last year we were overwhelmed by the excitement and passion expressed by our fans for our first-ever collaboration beer,” says Jennifer Yuengling, VP of operations and sixth-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.”
At a 4.7% ABV, Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter combines Yuengling’s nearly 200-year old Dark Brewed Porter recipe with the taste of Hershey’s chocolate. This special-edition, seasonal beer blends Hershey’s chocolate flavor with caramel and dark roasted malts, the companies report, for a smooth, rich, chocolaty finish. The liquid pairs well with everything from barbecued and smoked meats, to cheeses and desserts.
Fans can find their nearest retailer with Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter by visiting the “Find Our Beer” link at yuengling.com.
This follows recent news that Yuengling expanded its distribution footprint westward through a partnership with Molson Coors.