Yuengling Hershey's Chocolate Porter will be available in 22 states on the East Coast.
Chocolate beer fans are getting some good news this fall. Yuengling and Hershey’s have announced a return of the popular chocolate porter beer to the market for the fall and winter holidays. Made with Hershey’s chocolate, the 200-year-old porter recipe is the perfect vessel for a chocolate-flavored beer. Last year the beer was only available on tap at select bars. This year fans will also be able to buy it in bottles at stores and liquor outlets where Yuengling is sold.
The result of a collaboration by two historic Pennsylvania companies, the chocolate porter proved to be wildly popular in 2019. The move to sell the beer in bottles will allow more people to sample the beer outside of bars, many of which are closed or operating in reduced capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"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 plus to enjoy.”
Yuengling Hershey's Chocolate Porter is dark beer with a 4.7 percent ABV. Hershey’s chocolate gives the beer a rich chocolate flavor with notes of caramel and dark roast malts. The beer will be available on tap and in bottles through Valentine’s Day or while supplies last. To find a bar or retailer near you, visit Yuengling.com.