Yuengling’s Ice Cream is back after almost 30 years.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for…Yuengling?
Yuengling’s Ice Cream will be returning to stores in Mid-Atlantic states for the first time in nearly three decades, the company announced Tuesday.
David Yuengling, 51, is resurrecting the business, which was started by his great-grandfather in 1920 to help the famous brewery stay afloat during Prohibition.
The original Yuengling’s Ice Cream later changed its name to Yuengling Dairy Products. The company shut its doors in 1985.
Yuengling’s Ice Cream was started during Prohibition to help supplement the brewery. The two companies have family ties but aren’t officially affiliated.
According to its new Facebook page, Yuengling’s Ice Cream plans to release ten flavors, including classics like vanilla, chocolate and mint chocolate chip, as well as vanilla fudge chunk with pretzels, chocolate fudge brownie and root beer float.
There will also be a “Black and Tan” product, which will be chocolate and caramel ice cream as a nod to the Yuengling beer variety of the same name.
But don’t expect beer-flavored ice cream anytime soon. The company is officially unaffiliated with the Pottsville, Pa.-based brewery that shares its name. However, they still have family ties. David Yuengling’s is the second cousin of current brewery president Dick Yuengling.
“Over the years, people have always asked to bring it back and they say how much they loved it. The few people that we have told so far, everyone said it’s a great idea and wish we had done it long ago,” David Yuengling, who spent 30 years in the computer industry, told the Pottsville Republican and Herald.
The product will be produced by Leiby’s Premium Ice Cream in Tamaqua, Pa. It will be sold in stores from Scranton, Pa., to Northern Virginia, and Pittsburgh to the Jersey Shore starting in March 2014, according to the brand’s Facebook page.
With News Wire Services