Pottsville, PA — The Hershey Co. and D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc, which claims to be America’s oldest brewery, have teamed to develop limited-edition Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter.
The collaboration between the two Pennsylvania-based companies will be available only on draft, while supplies last, in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Washington D.C., Delaware, Indiana and Kentucky starting in mid-October.
“As the 6th Generation of the Yuengling family, we have a 190-year history of listening to our fans and looking for new ways to deliver quality and memorable drinking experiences,” says Jennifer Yuengling, vice-president of operations. “We saw a unique opportunity to partner with Hershey, a brand known worldwide for its iconic, delicious tasting chocolate, to deliver fans our first-ever beer collaboration. We spent nearly a year developing our Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter and are excited for the world to indulge in the classic taste of Yuengling Dark Brewed Porter blended with the unmistakable taste of Hershey’s chocolate.”
The porter features caramel notes, dark roasted malts and a smooth chocolate finish, according to the brewer.
“Bringing together more than 300 years of craft and experience is quite rare in 2019; however, that’s exactly what we did bringing together the Yuengling brewing masters with the chocolate-making expertise of Hershey. This Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter is sure to surprise and delight the chocolate fans and the avid beer-lovers among us that are looking to try something new and delicious,” says Ernie Savo, Hershey senior director, global licensing and business development.