October 18, 2022
By early next year, Yuengling's beer will be available in more than half the country as the company moves into another three states — Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma.
The Pottsville-based brewery recently announced the expansion as part of its partnership with Molson Coors Beer Company, which saw Yuengling products reach deeper into New England and in some western states, including Texas, over the course of the last year.
The latest expansion will make Yuengling's Traditional Lager, Light Lager, Golden Pilsner and Flight available in the three newly announced states in January 2023. Yuengling's footprint, historically concentrated on the East Coast, will grow to 26 states.
“These states are home to passionate fans, loyal beer drinkers and great partners, and we’re looking forward to bringing the goods to fans across these states," said Jennifer Yuengling, vice president of operations for D.G. Yuengling & Son.
We'll see you in early 2023, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma! 🍻 pic.twitter.com/UEkhNPohBC— Yuengling Brewery (@yuenglingbeer) October 12, 2022
Yuengling, founded in 1829, has two breweries. One is located in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, and the other is in Tampa, Florida. The Pottsville location supplies states northward through New York, westward until Illinois and Kentucky, and southward through Georgia. The Tampa brewery serves Florida, Alabama, Kentucky, Arkansas and Tennessee.
The partnership formed with Molson Coors in 2020 enables Yuengling to use Molson Coors facilities in order to expand brewery operations. The partnership is governed by a board of directors and keeps D.G. Yuengling & Son a family-owned company, operating separately from the joint venture.
Yuengling recently brought back a limited-run of its popular Hershey's Chocolate Porter, a 4.7% ABV beer that has celebrated the two long-running Pennsylvania brands since the collaboration began in 2019. The beer combines Yuengling’s 193-year-old Dark Brewed Porter recipe with the signature taste of Hershey’s chocolate.