Yuengling Sends Hershey’s Chocolate Porter Out for Wide Release

D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. (Pottsville, Pennsylvania) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Hershey’s Chocolate Porter, a special collaboration project with The Hershey Company (Hershey, Pennsylvania), in late September 2020.

First introduce as a limited, draft-only release in 2019 and now back in 2020 for all of Yuengling’s distribution territory to enjoy in bottles and on draft, Hershey’s Chocolate Porter is an American Porter that “combines Yuengling’s nearly 200-year old Dark Brewed Porter recipe with the world-famous taste of Hershey’s chocolate.” Coming in at a smooth 4.7% ABV, Hershey’s Chocolate Porter offers a decadent sensory experience that “artfully [blends] Hershey’s iconic chocolate flavor with caramel and dark roasted malts for a smooth, rich and delightfully chocolaty finish.”

“Last year we were overwhelmed by the excitement and passion expressed by our fans for our first-ever collaboration beer,” said Jennifer Yuengling, Vice President of Operations and 6th Generation Brewer, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc.  “We heard our fans and saw consumers, near and far, scrambling to get their hands on a taste of Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter.  So, in keeping with our 191-year tradition of listening to our loyal fans, we decided to release our Chocolate Porter across our entire footprint and in bottles for even more consumers 21+ to enjoy.”

“We’re happy to work with Yuengling to expand the availability of the chocolate porter and, better yet the Yuengling Hershey’s chocolate porter is available in bottles for the first time.  Now our fans will be able to enjoy this one-of-a-kind beer collaboration in the comfort of their homes,” said Ernie Savo, senior director global licensing, The Hershey Company.

Hershey’s Chocolate Porter will begin rolling out in late September 2020 and is scheduled to stick around through February of 2021. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Pennsylvania and throughout the rest of Yuengling’s 22-state distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Hershey’s Chocolate Porter from D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc.

Release – Seasonal; late September 2020 – February 2021
Style – American Porter
ABV – 4.7%
Calories – 180
Added Ingredients – Hershey’s chocolate
Suggested Pairings – “The liquid pairs well with everything from barbequed and smoked meats, to cheeses and desserts – perfect for any holiday celebration, while offering fans a truly premium drinking experience.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.yuengling.com/find-our-beer/