Yuengling, the beloved East Coast brewery known for making “America’s Oldest Beer,” is finally coming to Texas.
The company announced the move in a statement, saying Texas would be the first Western state to get the 192-year-old beer brand outside of Yuengling’s 22-state East Coast domain. The beer should arrive at Texas retail locations in the fall of 2021.
The growth spurt is part of a partnership with Molson Coors Beverage Company. Yuengling’s beers will be brewed locally at the Molson Coors Ft. Worth brewery.
“We are working hard to ensure our recipes and brewing traditions will be followed to our high-quality standards. We have passionate Yuengling fans in Texas, so we are excited to finally bring them the goods,” said Wendy Yuengling, the company’s chief administrative officer, in a statement.
D. G. Yuengling & Son was first founded in 1829 by David Yuengling, a German immigrant who lived in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. Since then, the company has into the sixth largest brewery in the world, the largest wholly American-owned brewery in the US, and is considered the world’s largest craft brewery. After six generations, it is still family-owned. The brand’s most popular beer is an amber lager, but two beers, Lord Chesterfield Ale and Dark Brewed Porter, have been brewed continuously since the company’s founding.
No word yet on the brewery’s plans to expand beyond Texas.