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yuengling, where to get it?

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cobalt Oct 7, 2006 11:51 PM

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. ;)

Thanks!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yuengling

  1. georgempavlov Jan 14, 2009 07:06 PM

    DU and other posters are correct - unfortunately not distributed in CA. I went to grad school in Pittsburgh (Carnegie Mellon), and Yuengling was ubiquitous there, being a Pennsylvania beer - when I returned, Mike at Hi-Time (probably the most extensive selection of beer in CA) assured me that it, as well as Penn Brewing Co., is not available in CA.

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      phillybabe May 20, 2008 02:44 PM

      sorry to tell you....yuengling isn't available anywhere except the east coast...from NY to FL. sucks, i know! i recently moved out of the area and i'm lost without my Lager!

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        februarystars Nov 12, 2007 02:35 PM

        Try any authentic Philly Cheesesteak places in your area.

        I know that they definitely serve Yuengling (in bottles) at Philly's Best in Aliso Viejo (South OC) next to the movie theaters. They have other locations, but I don't know if they have Yuengling there also, I imagine they do. I went to school in DC and had the same craving for Yuengling when I came back to SoCal.

        Here is a link to their website where you can find their other locations: http://www.eatphillysbest.com/pages/l...

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          choppergirl69 Mar 8, 2008 05:46 PM

          I just called that location specifically and the two people I spoke with said they DO NOT carry that beer. I asked them to please go physically check and they politely did and came back with a "no we don't."

          I also called other locations and most don't even carry beer.

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            OCGirl Mar 8, 2008 08:54 PM

            They definitely have it at the Philly's Best in Irvine on Barranca. My husband has had it there on several occasions.

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              choppergirl69 Mar 10, 2008 11:41 AM

              As you can see I'm pretty desperate... I just checked this and saw your (OCGirl) post. I immediately called that Philly's Best to see if they have it or ever carry it and they said that they have before but not for a while and that they don't think they will anymore. :( I tried to get some shipped for an obscene amount of money and the place I tried said they wont since the bottles always break. I've got a pack of cans coming... but I really wanted to try the black and tan.

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                OCGirl Mar 10, 2008 03:20 PM

                Oh I'm so sorry! I know how it is to crave the unattainable. I'm pregnant and dying for this lemon chicken concoction I used to get from a stand on Sproul Plaza at UC Berkeley.

                Bummer that they aren't carrying it any more. My husband will be disappointed too. He's from back east and that's one of his favorite, hard to find, beers.

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          Jerome Nov 12, 2007 12:14 AM

          call galco's and then call barney's beanery. i

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            Rosiepigs Oct 11, 2006 04:18 PM

            i discovered the yueng at a cousin's wedding year's ago and fell in love. was living in boston at the time, and you can't get it there, let alone out here in LA.

            anyone have some rec's for similar beers?

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              Quesera Oct 10, 2006 06:59 PM

              I feel your pain. I even often go to a Philly bar for football and they don't have it. So I just make sure to have one in the airport everytime I'm on my way back from Philly...they finally got Rolling Rock and Fat Tire out here, why not Yuengling?!?!?

              1. nakni Oct 10, 2006 08:34 AM

                That website selling it for $20 is the way to go because I don't think you'll have a snowball's chance in hell of finding it unless someone personally brought some from back east with them. I've given up looking, and some Philly natives I know have given up. The beer vendor at the beverage warehouse I go to has good ties to Pennsylvania and has had Iron City and beer from the Penn Brewing Company brought back on occasion. He knows he has a demand for Yuengling, but he's found it impossible for his suppliers to follow through.

                Special ordering through BevMo might be a long longshot (my special orders have gotten me nowhere). Try calling a Philly bar called The Shack on Wilshire in Santa Monica, and see if anyone has connections.

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                  cobalt Oct 10, 2006 05:29 AM

                  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.

                  http://www.vintagecellar.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=VCOS&Product_Code=13494_24

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

                  http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

                  Anyway, thanks again.

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                    Nicole Oct 9, 2006 03:58 PM

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

                    1. Das Ubergeek Oct 8, 2006 03:11 PM

                      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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                        kjs Oct 11, 2006 07:34 PM

                        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

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                          Midlife Jan 14, 2009 11:52 AM

                          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)

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                            Das Ubergeek Jan 14, 2009 12:07 PM

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

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                              Midlife Jan 14, 2009 04:54 PM

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

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                                Das Ubergeek Jan 15, 2009 08:00 AM

                                I love their Honey Weiss.

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                                  Ranjit13 Jan 15, 2009 08:06 AM

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

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                                    Midlife Jan 15, 2009 10:37 AM

                                    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?

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                                      Das Ubergeek Jan 15, 2009 10:40 AM

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

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                                        Midlife Jan 15, 2009 12:09 PM

                                        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).

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                          AquaW Oct 8, 2006 01:58 PM

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

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                            kjs Oct 8, 2006 07:11 AM

                            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 !

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