Being in business 190 years is a big milestone for any company, but it’s basically unheard of for craft breweries—except for one: Yuengling brewery in Pottsville, PA, which has been serving up beer since 1829. To mark its 190th year, the company is gearing up to release special commemorative beer cans starting this month, USA Today reports. The company’s signature Yuengling Lager will be available in five limited edition cans, with a new design rolling out each month between now and April.
Yuengling, America’s oldest brewery, was once known as “Eagle Brewery,” and some of the cans feature an eagle design that recalls this chapter in the company’s history. It’s now named after David G. Yuengling, the German immigrant from Wuerttemberg who founded the brewery in 1829. In addition to the dressed-up cans, Yuengling is also releasing a special Bourbon Reserve Beer that’s aged for 120 days in bourbon barrels and stored in caves that were originally used to ferment beer. That brew won’t be in wide release, however; you’ll have to travel to Yuengling’s brewery in Pottsville to try it.
“We are incredibly proud to honor our history, like the hand-dug caves that were used for beer fermentation before refrigeration,” Wendy Yuengling, the brewery’s chief administrative officer, told USA Today.
And that’s not all: Starting in January, specially marked 12- and 24-packs of Yuengling Traditional Lager will come stamped with gift codes for Uber, StubHub, Atom, and other retailers, so keep an eye out next time you’re cruising through your local beer cave.
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