Yuengling Begins Distributing in Arkansas

POTTSVILLE, Pa. — D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America’s Oldest Brewery is bringing its brands to consumers on draught at bars, restaurants and other on-premise accounts across Arkansas starting today.

Yuengling Brewery is a fifth generation, American-owned and family-operated company that started in Pottsville, PA in 1829.

“Our history reminds us at America’s Oldest Brewery that some things are just worth the wait,” said Jen Yuengling, VP of Operations for D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. ”We have a lot of exciting things happening in 2018 and our expansion into Arkansas is one of them. We’re so grateful to our loyal fans and supporters, as well as the hard work and dedication of our employees and wholesalers to make this expansion possible.”

Arkansas is the twenty-first state to distribute Yuengling products and it will roll out with its three core brands:

  • Yuengling Traditional Lager: a rich amber lager with well-balanced taste and distinct character, this flagship beer delivers the quality and taste that rivals any craft beer today at an above premium price
  • Yuengling Light Lager: a 99 calorie offering with the full-bodied, gratifying flavor akin to the flagship Traditional Lager;
  • Yuengling Black & Tan: a satisfyingly smooth blend of dark-brewed Porter and a regional favorite, Premium beer.

Yuengling is proud to partner with five wholesalers to distribute Yuengling brands to consumers in Arkansas; Glazer’s Beer & Beverage, Premium Brands of NWA, Arkansas Distributing Company, O’Connor Distributing and Burford Distributing, Inc.

“We at O’Connor Distributing are honored to be one of the newest distributors for America’s Oldest Brewery, Yuengling. Becoming a Yuengling distributor has been the goal of every team member at O’Connor Distributing for over twenty-five years,” said George O’Connor, Owner and President of O’Connor Distributing. “Our team’s dedication and hard work has helped produced this wonderful opportunity for valued customers.  We look forward to the day when everyone in Arkansas will be able to enjoy this tasty brew.”

“My local retailers and consumers alike have been anticipating the availability of the Yuengling brands in our state for quite some time now.  The Arkansas Distributing Company team is very proud to be able to offer these brands to our customers beginning in 2018,” said Randy Sullivan, general manager for Arkansas Distributing Company. “Yuengling’s reputation for making great beers, its continued family involvement in the business and their history as America’s Oldest Brewery really resonates with our consumers.  These brands will do very well in our market and across the state of Arkansas.  We’re grateful for the confidence that the Yuengling family and leadership team has placed in us to be their route to market in Northeast Arkansas.”

Yuengling announced two state rollouts for 2018. Kentucky will become the twenty-second state in the brewery’s footprint later this spring. Yuengling previously rolled out distribution in Indiana, its 20th state in March 2017.

About D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc.

Based in Pottsville, PA, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., America’s Oldest Brewery, is family-owned and operated since 1829. Soon to be in 22 states, production is supported by two breweries in Pottsville, PA and one in Tampa, FL. Principal beer brands include Traditional Lager, Light Lager, Black & Tan, Premium, Light, Dark Brewed Porter, Lord Chesterfield Ale, and Oktoberfest.  For more information about the brewery, tours and merchandise visit www.yuengling.com.

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