Remember way back in September when we told you about a non-beery branch of the Yuengling family getting back into the ice cream business? The deal was, they were planning on restarting their dairy business and getting back into pushing their historic ice cream (one of the things the family did during Prohibition in order to weather the sudden cutting off of their beer income), with a planned production date for the first batch scheduled for some time in March of 2014.
Well, apparently the public’s response to the return of Yuengling ice cream was so positive that the family has pushed up the date. The first production run actually started yesterday at Leiby’s Dairy in Tamaqua.
Yuengling ice cream is now scheduled to be hitting the shelves of Acme, Weiss and select independent grocery stores in six states around mid-February. And they'll be starting things off with 10 flavors:
- Chocolate Chip
- Black and Tan (chocolate and caramel ice cream)
- Vanilla Fudge Chunk with Pretzels
- Espresso Chocolate Chip
- Chocolate Fudge Brownie
- Chocolate Marshmallow
- Root Beer Float
- Mint Chocolate Chip
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