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Is Yeungling for sale anywhere near Boston?

FionaJane Nov 6, 2006 08:01 PM

My husband is from Clifton Heights, PA. And, Yeungling consumption is a significant part of the joy of visiting the fam. And, they are usually great about throwing a case or two in the car when they come to us. But, I'd really like to buy this more often to have at home. Are there any places locally that sell it? Are there any on-line resources? Thanks in advance if you can help!

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    joth68 Jan 24, 2008 01:39 PM

    I could have sworn that I saw it last week at austin liquors in shrewsbury. All the evidence points to my being wrong but it might be worth a call.

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      mollydingle Jan 23, 2008 03:59 PM

      I've loved Yuengling ever since I had it in Baltimore a few years back. I definitely think it's one of our better mass-produced beers.
      I've never been able to find it anywhere in New England and every beer maven I've spoken with has told me they can't get a distributor. NY state is the closest place to get it, AFAIK.

      1. bitsubeats Jun 27, 2007 09:52 AM

        can't get it here in boston

        however I'm from maryland and when I visit my parents there, my dad and I usually drink yuengling. It's good for the price, but I'd rather drink something else. I definitely would buy it though if it was sold here and I needed a lot of beer

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        1. re: bitsubeats
          trev80 Jan 22, 2008 04:29 PM

          any updates on avalibility in Boston?

          1. re: trev80
            JessKidden Jan 23, 2008 05:10 AM

            Supposedly, Yuengling is not interested in re-entering the New England market, as noted in this thread- http://beeradvocate.com/forum/read/10...

            With all the great local breweries in New England, it's not as if there's not enough great beer around to worry about a rather lackluster "transitional" beer like Yuengling Traditional Lager. And if it's strictly a cost factor, seems NE gets similar beers from Matt/Saranac and High Falls in the same price range.

        2. MaineRed May 2, 2007 07:19 AM

          Funny- we're heading out to Schnectady NY this wkd and will be bringing back a couple cases...NY is the closest

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            Truh Apr 26, 2007 01:01 PM

            I could have sworn I just saw Yeungling at Downtown Wine & Spirits in Davis Square, Somerville. And if it's there, it's likely at most stores in the greater Boston area.

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            1. re: Truh
              hitachino Apr 26, 2007 05:13 PM

              yeung is all over FL.

              just like some of the sam adams offerings.

              "best beer in the country" some one stated above - ***no way***.

              it's a mediocre lager, imho. then again, i'm not a lager fan.

              yueng certainly is priced right lately here in podunk FLA.
              you can get yueng for under $6.

              the latest trendy crap from miller and bud go for over $7.


              y'all not being able to get yeungling up north is sad, sorta like us here in FL not being able to get fresh FL seafood in central FL restaurants.

              1. re: Truh
                wickedwritah Apr 26, 2007 07:18 PM

                False lead. I just called Downtown, and they definitely don't have Yuengling.

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                  linz May 1, 2007 10:33 PM

                  yuengling is very awesoome.

                  I used to live in Somerville MA and I'd see my neighbors with younglnig in their recycling so it's GOT to be available somewhere....maybe at the new hampshire liquor store at the border...? sigh.

                  1. re: linz
                    wickedwritah Jun 25, 2007 07:32 PM

                    Nope. Closest is just over the state line off Exit B-1 of the New York Thruway (the exit is less than one mile over the border from Massachusetts).

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                      BarmyFotheringayPhipps Jun 26, 2007 04:10 PM

                      Or you could try Westmere Beverage at 1756 Western Ave in Albany: it's not *that* far away from the border, and based on our visit this weekend (during which we picked up a case and an extra six of various styles of Yuengling in both bottles and cans), it would be the best beer store in the region even if it didn't have Yuengling. I'd love to have more time to explore the racks there sometime.

                      And hey, look at it this way: Western Ave in Albany is Route 20. So really, Westmere Beverage is on Comm Ave...just quite a ways out is all.

                    2. re: linz
                      po_boy Jun 28, 2007 08:40 AM

                      Yeah, it's DEFINITELY not sold here and any bottles being recycled are likely from NY or elsewhere.

                      As for anyone thinking s/he is seeing it in a store, maybe it's Narragansett that's causing the confusion - it causes a second take on occassion for me.

                2. JessKidden Dec 29, 2006 12:35 PM

                  "Yuengling just opened up a second brewery in FL the chances that they will be shipping here is very very high."

                  Yuengling purchased the Stroh brewery in Tampa in 1999, *while* they were in the process of building a new brewery outside of Pottsville (the so-called Mill Creek brewery). The new brewery in PA. was completed in 2000 and was up to 1/2 capacity by 2002, limited by the lack of a rail line connection. The rail line was completely in 2003, so one would imagine that any expansion into Mass. would be supplied from the Pennsylvania breweries.

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                    corneliusdela Dec 29, 2006 03:28 AM

                    Be patient, I have worked in the liquor industry at a retail level for some time, and Burke distributing is trying to obtain MA distrobution rights, and since Yuengling just opened up a second brewery in FL the chances that they will be shipping here is very very high.

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                    1. re: corneliusdela
                      wickedwritah Apr 25, 2007 10:19 PM

                      Just found this via Google, hence why I'm resurrecting an old thread.

                      Has there been any progress on re-introducing Yuengling into the New England market? I'd love it if that were the case.

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                      Stiv Dec 5, 2006 03:46 PM

                      Drive straight out the Pike to the Albany area; it'll take you 2.5 - 3 hours. Lots of Yuengling available there, but that's the closest you'll find it.

                      And you can't mail order beer into Massachusetts. :-(

                      1. mamaciita Dec 4, 2006 10:25 PM

                        My sister.

                        I discovered Yuengling on a trip to Maryland shortly after my husband's best friend was transferred there. Outside the cases they bring on their semi-annual trips to Louisville, I'm left with only my memories of the BEST BEER IN THE COUNTRY.

                        Here's hoping they expand distribution. Soon.

                        PS--In Crofton, MD, they call Yuengling "mother's milk." ;)

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                        1. re: mamaciita
                          Jim Dorsch Dec 5, 2006 12:03 AM

                          Yuengling is an excellent value for money, but with all the amazing beers produced in the US, there's no way I can agree that it's the best beer in the country.

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                          djohnson22 Nov 6, 2006 09:20 PM

                          Here are the current distribution areas for Yuengling:

                          Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, South Carolina & Alabama

                          These are the only places where Yuengling beers can be obtained

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