Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Yuengling fans rejoice; beer enters Ohio markets

Yuengling fans rejoice; beer enters Ohio markets: The beer has a major cult-like following, and there are plenty of stories about Ohioans making special trips to Pennsylvania to stock up. Its arrival has elicited comparisons to Coors, which for years wasn’t sold on the East Coast.

And like Coors, it's not very good beer. At best, it's session beer. It's good when it's $2 or $3 a pint - and isn't worth more than that.

Instead of Yuengling galore, I'd love to see more Ohio beers like Rockmill Brewing in the grocery store (for Belgian-style beer made in Ohio, it's pretty damn good), and I'm looking forward to seeing Fat Head's in the store. And Hoppin' Frog, please do kegs, growlers and 12-ounce bottles someday soon.

But it's true: Yuengling is better than Coors Light, Bud Light or Miller Lite.

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