Yuengling and Hershey’s combine to create delicious chocolate beer

D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America’s Oldest Brewery®, 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 draft throughout Yuengling’s entire 22-state footprint beginning late-September 2020.

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, consumers will now have the opportunity to enjoy it in bottles from the comfort of their own homes to celebrate life’s occasions.

Originally released in 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’ Pennsylvania heritage.  

Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter makes its return just in time for beer lovers and loyal fans to enjoy, a bottle, now 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 6th 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 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 barbequed 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, 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 www.yuengling.com.

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