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Oct 7, 2006 11:51 PM

Yuengling, where to get it?

Just back from Baltimore and craving this great beer (just sad I didn't find out about it earlier in the trip....)

Anyway, where to get it? Local sources (on-tap!?!) preferred, online sources OK, I guess. ;)


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  1. hmmmm - checked yardhouse site - not listed - i know i just had it a few weeks ago ( every summer hit delaware for a week and i always have a sixer of yuengling ) - i might have been in vegas...i will go to my 2 fav vegas bars on sunday to see if i had it there !

    1. Ohh I came back from DC recently too -- great beer (my fave from out there was Magic Hat #9) no sign of either tho :\

      1. Unfortunately it isn't distributed in California... I cut my teeth on Yuengling and, later, Leinenkugels, and neither is available in California.

        You can call the brewery and make sure, though -- I know there's a Leinie's distributor in Arizona, and I've actually made the trip.

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        1. re: Das Ubergeek

          a nice leinies red - loved that stuff - the deli in the city of orange - the name escapes me - it's on main st , south of chapman , near the hospital - it's a colorful deli - a little pricey for the size of the sandwich, but the employees/owners are characters - they have a wide selection of beers and it's a green bay packers "deli" - i used to live in orange and eat at this place a few times a month ( they served brats on the weekend and i believe on monday night football) - i want to say the name is hollingsworth - they used to serve leinie's...not sure if they still do....who knows , they may have yuengling...maybe

          1. re: Das Ubergeek

            Slightly OT but wanted to be sure Das Ubergeek is aware that Leinenkugel's is now available at Albertson's, and their site shows many CA distributors, so it's probably pretty readily available these days. My son brought some for dinner the other night and it was VERY good. It and Hoegaarden are his current favorites.

            I always wondered why University of Wisconsin football games were shown so often on LA television. Now I'm guessing they're sending Leinenkugel's by the truckload to the network. :o)

            1. re: Midlife

              Only Sunset Wheat unfortunately, which is not exactly their strong suit... unless you know something I don't??

              1. re: Das Ubergeek

                Nope. The Sunset Wheat was the one I tried and liked. Didn't know they made others. Which is the strong suit?

                  1. re: Das Ubergeek

                    A lot of people like Sunset Wheat because it tastes like Fruity Pebbles.

                    1. re: Ranjit13

                      It is on the sweet side but I've never tried Fruity Pebbles, so I can't compare..... nor would I want to.

                      If Honey Weiss has honey in it, isn't it on the sweet side as well?

                      1. re: Midlife

                        Not particularly, no. It's not bitter like an IPA, but it's not fruity sweet either.

                        1. re: Das Ubergeek

                          I didn't think Winter Wheat was really sweet (just on the 'sweet side') but my palate is wine-tuned and I tend to focus on all taste elements unless one is really dominant. I didn't find Winter Wheat to be anywhere near as 'sweet' as I find a Hefeweisen (for example).

          2. I'm not sure, but Philly West may have it. You may want to call first.

            1. Thanks everyone!

              No luck in finding it locally yet. Nicole, the guy answering the phone at Philly West said 'nope, no idea mack.' ;)

              I did find it online! It's only $20 a case! The problem is the $43 for shipping. But even so it's 60% of what it would cost in a bar so I may just have to bite the bullet if no local source comes up.


              I found this thread on the SF board and was surprised to find many consider it mediocre. I think it's just great stuff.


              Anyway, thanks again.