Yuengling to Return to its Ice-Cream-Making Roots

Few know that the Pennsylvania-based brewery Yuengling made ice cream for 65 years after Prohibition went into effect.

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Pennsylvania-based brewery Yuengling will begin making traditional ice cream flavors like vanilla, chocolate, and mint chocolate chip—along with a “black and tan” flavor (Belgian chocolate and salty caramel), which sounds like something we could get really into.

The ice cream will be available in stores in mid-February, reports USA Today. All Acme and Weis grocery stores will carry the ice cream, along with some independent grocers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey, and New York.

Few know that this is a return to Yuengling’s ice-cream-making roots. The brewery, founded in 1829, went into the dairy business in 1920 after Prohibition went into effect. Yuengling Dairy Products made ice cream for 65 years.

Why did the company ever stop making cold, creamy frozen treats? None of president Frederick “Fritz” Yuengling’s children wanted take over the company.

But in 2013, David Yuengling, Fritz’s son, left a 30-year career in the computer industry to bring back his family’s ice cream business. We are all very grateful, especiall because we can now make Yuengling floats.

The ice cream will sell for $5.49-$5.99 per quart. Consult the Yuengling’s Ice Cream website for a full list of flavors.

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[via USA Today, Yuengling's]

  • Argee

    Wait … I thought this was a separate company and not the brewery

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