Yuengling Toasts Philadelphia with 10,000 Free Beers

Yuengling, the oldest and largest American brewery is raising a glass to the awesome beer city of Philadelphia. On Friday, September 28th at exactly 6:30 p.m. a toast from fifth-generation owner Dick Yuengling will go out across the city at almost 250 bars. You could watch the toast be given from the Pottsville brewery on Comcast SportsNet, or you could be a real card-carrying Philadelphian and go get some free beer.

Here’s how.

Go to one of the following bars or the other 200+ locations, get free lager, raise your glass, and enjoy.

  • Misconduct Tavern
  • Elephant & Castle
  • Time
  • Devil’s Alley
  • The Field House
  • Twelve Steps Down
  • Khyber PassPub
  • The Plough and the Stars
  • Artful Dodger
  • New Deck Tavern
  • World Café Live
  • Grey Lodge
  • Hop Angel Brauhaus
  • Chickie’s & Pete’s (participating locations)
  • And pretty much every Irish bar in the greater Philadelphia area.

There is no telling how many 21+ year-olds will be heading to free beer, so get there early to be one of the 10,000 toasters.

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  • Jim Pettine

    Now that’s an ecomomic stimulus plan that I can get behind! You’re a great American,Mr.Yuengling!

  • Lord Chesterfield

    Praise Bacchus, this is great!!! Largest American brewery though?

  • hawt dawgs

    American-owned, yes. Your big guys are all owned by foreign companies now.

  • JA

    @Lord Chesterfield – Yes, America’s Largest Brewery.

    Here’s the whole press release:

    Press Release:

    (Philadelphia, PA) – Already recognized as America’s oldest brewery, Yuengling now holds a coveted new distinction: America’s largest American-owned brewery. To celebrate, Yuengling wants to thank the city that has played the most significant role in supporting the brewery — generation after generation — with a free lager and a sincerethank-you. At precisely 6:30 p.m. on Friday, September 28, National Drink Beer Day, Philadelphians 21 and older are invited to one of more than 250 bars, both in the city and the suburbs, to receive a free bottle of lager and a personal ‘thank-you’ from 5th-generation brewery President and owner Dick Yuengling.

    “Ever since my great-great grandfather brewed our first bottle of beer in 1829, Philadelphians have been supporting us and pushing us to grow,” said Yuengling. “The truth is, without Philadelphia, we simply would not be where we are today. The city has truly shown our family business brotherly love, and we’d like to raise a glass to that. Now that we’re the largest American-owned brewery, it’s time we say thanks in the most appropriate way – with a Lager on us.”

    In partnership with distributor Origlio Beverage, Yuengling will supply more than 10,000 bottles of free beer to over 250 bars across the five-county Greater Philadelphia region. One of Dick Yuengling’s daughters, Jennifer Yuengling, the brewery’s shipping manager, will make a special appearance at Chickie’s & Pete’s on Packer Avenue in South Philadelphia to join in the celebration. At precisely 6:30 p.m. on September 28, Philadelphians are encouraged to tune their TVs to Comcast SportsNet, to watch a special toast to Philly from Dick Yuengling, directly from the historic Pottsville brewery, and join in the citywide toast. There is no cost or cover to get in. Free Lagers will be distributed as supplies last.

    Dick Yuengling credits some family traditions to the company’s success story.

    “At the end of the day, what matters most is my family’s aggressive commitment to producing an original quality product that people love,” said Yuengling. “Our distribution network is strong, and it’s our dedicated team of employees, our family values, and, of course, loyal Lager drinkers, that have led to that growing network.”

    To find out where you can join in the toast, visit http://www.yuengling.com. Philadelphians 21 andolder are encouraged to enjoy responsibly.

    About Yuengling Traditional Lager
    Yuengling Traditional Lager is an iconic American lager famous for its rich amber color and medium-bodied flavor. Brewed with roasted caramel malt for a subtle sweetness and a combination of cluster and cascade hops, this true original promises a well-balanced taste with very distinct character. Yuengling’s flagship brand, Traditional Lager is so widely known and unique in its class that in some areas you can ask for it simply by the name “Lager.”

    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. Principal beer brands include Traditional Lager, Light Lager, Lord Chesterfield Ale, Dark Brewed Porter, Original Black & Tan, Premium and Premium Light Beer.

  • Lord Chesterfield

    That’s great! I should have read the article.. I thought it was still Sam Adams.

  • lm

    Didn’t anyone notice today (Friday) is the 27th?? The 28th is Saturday…