Boston Beer Company has been bumped to number two, as Yuengling has claimed the number one spot of craft brewing companies in the United States.
The new year approaches and with 2014’s arrival, Yuengling returns to Massachusetts in March after a two-decade absence. Cue the cheers! I was born and raised in the Keystone State, so when I heard the news that America’s oldest brewery, Pottsville, Pa.’s own D.G. Yuengling & Co., would be making one of my favorite beers available down the street in my adoptive home, you bet I was pleased. And I’m not the only one — this Facebook group imploring the beer’s return to the region has more than 16,000 likes. But I guess some people, like BDCwire’s Perry Eaton, think it’s just a fad that can’t compete in an already crowded beer market (and others just think it outright sucks). So before we could properly sit down over a pint of Yuengling, Perry and I decided to hash it out. More