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Yuengling in Ohio?

By: Katie Libecco

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June 21, 2011

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An Associated Press report released on the morning of June 21 has brought good news to Ohioans: Yuengling may soon be purchased in the state. The report says D.G. Yuengling & Son, from nearby Pottsville, Pa. is announcing that the beermaker could enter the Ohio market as early as October.

According to the brewer's website, "The brewery currently distributes its products in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia,  West Virginia, Tennessee,  North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia,  Florida,  & Alabama," but follows that up with this promising statement: "We have been reopening markets and opening new territories to distribute Yuengling beers."

As the rumor circulated Tuesday morning, all sources pointed back to that limited report from the Associated Press and offered no details. A search of the company's website didn't turn up any announcement or press release about the subject and phone calls seeking comment were not returned.

The source credited with revealing the news is the stuff of an April Fools Day Joke: Business development manager Pat Noone. One of the earliest reports came from blogger Rick Armon, who describes himself as, "a 44-year-old full-time newspaper reporter with the Akron Beacon Journal and a beer enthusiast. I’ve been a homebrewer for more than 10 years and write about beer for the newspaper."

No official source responded to any of the comments on the company's Facebook page. Let's hope the rumors are true...


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