Pennsylvania brewer Yuengling, which was founded in 1829, has collaborated with confectionery giant Hershey’s – also founded in the same state – for the first time on a chocolate-flavored porter infused with Hershey’s cocoa, syrup, and cacao nibs.
The 4.7% ABV beer already has chocolate and caramel notes thanks to its Dark Brew Porter base, but the limited edition serve, which will be served on-draft only in 14 US states, has an added “rich, chocolaty finish” thanks to the collab.
The porter will be available from mid-October on draft-only in states including Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, New York, Washington D.C., Indiana, and Kentucky.
The new beer is a “fresh take” on Yuengling’s original dark porter, which it has sold in the US for almost 200 years.
In an age of seemingly endless collaborations, it might surprise one to know that this is the first time Yuengling has collaborated with another company on a new beer since its inception.
Yuengling is the US’ largest independent brewer, according to the Brewer’s Association. Richard “Dick” Yuengling Jr is the fifth generation-owner of the conmpany, having bought out his father in 1985.