Sunday, April 29, 2012

Y is for Yuengling

A couple of years ago I found myself in Philadelphia, PA, while touring the east coast with California Repercussions, one of the bands I play with regularly.  We had a couple of hours to kill sight seeing after our gig at Independence Hall.  On the advice of some locals we consulted, we wandered our way down to Jim's for authentic Philly cheesesteak sandwiches.

Summer had just started, and as you can probably imagine, it was quite warm.  By the time we finished walking to Jim's, I was very much dying of thirst.  My fellow Reapers advised me that some Yuengling would be great to quench my thirst and wash down my sandwich.  The line was pretty long, so based on that recommendation I got two Yuenglings.  Best decision ever :-D

I later found out Yuengling is the oldest brewery in America, with its headquarters in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, about 97 miles from where we were in Philadelphia.  So, it was only fitting to seek out some Yuengling for liquid refreshment while in Philly.  It certainly did the trick that hot summer day.  I think we ended up having some Yuengling later on in the week as the tour made its way to Washington D.C.  Certainly Yuengling is a great east coast choice with historical significance to boot.  Cheers!


  1. Can you find it on the west coast? I'm sure Beverages & More carries it.

  2. @JoJo - not sure - haven't looked.