I RE-discovered one of my favorite beers, the Yuengling Lager, this past weekend, when visiting the Seneca Lake wineries with a group of great girlfriends. Drinking beer while exploring the Finger Lakes region of New York State seems blasphemous but I happily support my decision of packing a tasty cooler of brews for our bus trip to and from the wineries. Now that I'm in beer review mode, to switch to wine just wasn't going to happen, and surprisingly we discovered a winery on our trip that was brewing its own beer! It was like hitting the jackpot, because we decided to do our picnic lunch at Wagner's Winery which had a beautiful back deck area overlooking Seneca Lake. In addition, to the beautiful view, we indulged ourselves with an assortment of Wagner's homemade brews. Their lengthy beer selection ranged from stout, IPA, lager, pilsner, bock and a seasonal. My two favorites were the Grace House Honey Wheat and the Dockside Amber Lager. I didn't take notes but if you want more information on their beers, check out this link: http://www.wagnervineyards.com/Beers
Back to my old stand-by, the Yuengling Lager, which is from the oldest brewery in America dating back to 1829. The brewery, located in Pottsville, PA has a historic timeline you can learn about, if you follow this link: http://www.yuengling.com/our_story/
After all these years, I still think their lager, in a can, is pure deliciousness! Here's why:
Taste: Aroma is a tad nut-like with a mild malt candy flavor that is not too sweet; slightly carbonated
Color: Out of the can it pours a golden amber
Thickness: Soft white frothy head that lingers for a little bit after the pour; a light mouthful with a creamy fullness on the tongue that quickly fades
ABV: Only 4.9% resulting in a high drinkability as it goes down a bit too easy!
Mom Factoid: As, gasp, Memorial Day weekend approaches, Yuengling is an excellent brew for a BBQ & hanging out with friends and their brood!