What’s On Tap This Weekend: Yuengling Lager – The Gateway Brew! [BEER REVIEW]
“What’s On Tap?” our weekly feature on beers we think you’ll like, written by By The Professor JW Faulkner. You can follow him on Twitter here (@EngProfJW).
We all remember our firsts, first time hitting a baseball, first high, the first time a girl went down
on you (despite her braces), first kiss (despite your braces…and acne), first beer, the subsequent
first hangover, and, most importantly, your first craft beer.
Established in 1829, Yuengling is America’s oldest brewery and since 1987 their flagship beer, Yuengling Lager, has been many beer drinkers’ first craft beer. Despite Yuengling’s demand and
brewing output, it is still considered a microbrewery; and because of their large distribution area,
the whole east coast and some of the mid west, chances are you have had this brew before, but
regardless, I highly recommend grabbing some this weekend. Because of its low 4.4 abv and
drinkability (yes, Yunegling is very drinkable despite being darker than the lagers you are used
to drinking, and no, darker does not mean “heavier”) Yuengling Lager is the perfect brew for any
occasion: tailgating, backyard cookouts, and even weddings and graduation parties.
Many beginning craft beer drinkers often find IPAs, stouts, hefeweizens, and ales too
overpowering to enjoy. This then turns them off to trying different beers and causes them to stick
to the same-old Miller Lite they have been drinking since they were stealing cases out of their
neighbor’s garage. Rendering the only “different” beer they enjoy is when Miller convinces them
that a “votex” bottle or punch top adds some “flavor” to their beer (it doesn’t). So if the craft
beers to you have tried in the past didn’t do it for you or if you are a seasoned veteran of drinking
craft beers this weekend, pick up a case of America’s Oldest Brewery’s Lager.
Red Amber Ale
Alcohol by Volume: 4.4%
Color (SRM): Red / Amber