Pennsylvania is home to many things. For instance Midgetville. It’s exactly what you think it is. A small town, mini houses, short shrubs, tiny mailboxes and, of course, little people.
Are you a fan of the Three Stooges? Pennsylvania is home to The Stoogeum, “the world’s first and only museum of Three Stooges memorabilia. Containing close to 100,000 pieces of Stoogeabilia, the Stoogeum (rhymes with museum) offers fans a chance to view a vast array of artifacts which celebrate the legacy of this legendary comedy team.”
Finally the Keystone State is the place where the largest American beer-maker is located. What? Did you think that was St. Louis? Milwaukee? Boston?
D.G. Yuengling & Son
Before America’s oldest brewery became so big from a sales standpoint, Boston Beer had the honor. Everything changed in 2011 when you compared the ledgers from both companies. That’s the year that Yuengling beat the company that brings us Sam Adams Boston Lager.
Considered a craft brew, here are the colors of the Pottsville (and Tampa, Florida) rainbow.
Yuengling Traditional Lager has a medium-bodied taste which comes from roasting caramel malt and pairing cluster with cascade hops.
Coming in at 99 calories, this beer likewise uses caramel malt in the process.
Black & Tan
This one hit the scene in 1986 and uses the same template as those employed by an English Half & Half. Maybe that’s where they got the “&” from. You’ll taste a tease of coffee and caramel that originates from the malt that’s dark roasted.
One of the originals, this standby has been around since 1829. The buds will distinguish chocolate, dark roasted malts and caramel. This classic started-out as standard tavern fare in the region.
Here’s another one that began in 1829. The company says it is “Crafted in a unique two-stage European brewing style for enhanced bitterness, it utilizes both conventional kettle hopping and dry hopping after fermentation, resulting in a dry, sharp finish. Brewed with select hops, its distinct robust flavor is derived from a delicate combination of sweet maltiness and lingering herbal bitterness.”
Marrying both two- and six-row barley malt, this hop-subtle brew is a guzzler’s delight.
Landing one calorie less than the Light Lager, this stuff takes a little longer to mature. By utilizing that technique, there’s less sugar in the final product. This is a crisp and light-bodied beer.
Going to Pennsylvania to tour Yuengling’s facility? Afterwards, cruise an additional two-hours westward to Clearfield. That’s the home of Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub, aka the “Home of the World’s Largest Burgers.” If you want one, give them a 3-day notice. It takes time to cook-up a 123-pound patty.
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