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Yuengling, largest American-owned brewer.. won't build next brewery in Pennsylvania
The Patriot-News ^ | October 07, 2012 | JOHN LUCIEW,

Posted on 10/07/2012 10:33:00 AM PDT by george76

Despite Yuengling’s double-digit growth rate, a slew of unserved states still clamor for its beer.

Soon, some states could be competing for the honor of hosting the Pottsville beermaker’s next brewery.

Last year, America’s oldest brewery became the nation’s largest American-owned brewer. With a move into Ohio last year, D.G. Yuengling & Son’s sales rose to about 2½ million barrels — enough to eclipse Boston Beer Co.’s Samuel Adams brands.

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Unfortunately, Yuengling said he doubts he will build the brewery in Pennsylvania, even though a western Pennsylvania location would be perfect for the brand’s continued westward expansion.

The decision comes down to taxes, incentives and the state’s business climate, Yuengling said.

In the interview, Yuengling hinted that there are far more business-friendly states.

(Excerpt) Read more at pennlive.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: Massachusetts; US: New Jersey; US: Ohio; US: Pennsylvania; US: South Carolina; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: regulations; taxes; yuengling
Full title.

Yuengling, now the largest American-owned brewer, says it likely won't build its next brewery in Pennsylvania for business reasons

1 posted on 10/07/2012 10:33:07 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Really good beer, if a little on the “light” end of the flavor spectrum. I hope they build their next brewery in the south. That would be a poke in the eye to the Northeats/midwest high tax states.


2 posted on 10/07/2012 10:37:01 AM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: george76

Sounds like they have some common sense.


3 posted on 10/07/2012 10:37:01 AM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: george76

I wish that some reporter would ask that smug SOB and ex-governor Ed Rendell about this. (He’s everywhere despite having left office) He has a Clinton-esque way with the truth and nobody ever calls him on his outrageous claims about his economic record. He was an unmitigated disaster.


4 posted on 10/07/2012 10:39:54 AM PDT by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: george76

Too bad they couldn’t buy the Tennessee facility. I’m sure that would be a good state for them. I’m a big Yingling fan.


5 posted on 10/07/2012 10:46:20 AM PDT by Roses0508
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To: clintonh8r

I like it too. My only complaint is that it is a little light on the flavor spectrum, which is why I grab a Sam Adams instead.


6 posted on 10/07/2012 10:46:39 AM PDT by TheGunny
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To: george76

Hubby’s favorite beer, I’m glad that they’re doing well.


7 posted on 10/07/2012 10:50:37 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes mandatory- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: clintonh8r
I love Yuengling Lager and am a big fan of Yuengling’s history and business strategy. I agree, I would love to see the next Yuengling Brewery in the South. If I'm Dick Yuengling I would be looking hard at Aiken county in South Carolina.
8 posted on 10/07/2012 10:57:59 AM PDT by 07Jack
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To: george76
Oh man... About this time last year I was in Philly on a business trip... had a real cheese-steak and a Yeungling.

One of the most enjoyable meals I've ever had. The Yuengling was reminescent of what Coors once was, long ago, before they were forced to start selling nationwide.

9 posted on 10/07/2012 11:06:06 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: fatima; xsmommy; Nowhere Man; South Hawthorne; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; ...

PA Ping!

If you want on/off the PA Ping List, please freepmail me. Thanks!


10 posted on 10/07/2012 11:06:51 AM PDT by randita
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To: OKSooner
Man...you just described one of the few pleasures of residing in the Philly metro area. Nothing like a Yuengling draft at a Phillies or Flyers game. I've always enjoyed the fact that the Phillies and Flyers (conservative ownership)offer Yuengling and Flying Fish on tap while the Lib owned Eagles only offer the usual major brands.
11 posted on 10/07/2012 11:29:24 AM PDT by 07Jack
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To: george76
The real title should be:

Rampant liberalism is bad for business. Dick Yuengling Jr. tries to explain to a nation of idiotic Obummer voters why.

12 posted on 10/07/2012 11:44:53 AM PDT by Condor 63
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To: 07Jack

Yuengling in a can: The perfect boat beer.


13 posted on 10/07/2012 11:45:29 AM PDT by golux
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To: george76
I am so disappointed in Mr. Yuengling. How dare he put profits above the needs of the community? Doesn't he OWE Pennsylvania a lot for his success? After all, who built the roads his beer trucks drive on?
14 posted on 10/07/2012 11:48:28 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: george76

Look at Tennessee. Very low taxes.


15 posted on 10/07/2012 11:54:09 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: clintonh8r
I hope they build their next brewery in the south.

Last time I looked Tampa, Florida is in the south. (My home town)

Yuengling is just about the only beer I drink... discovered it about three years ago....excellent beer...

16 posted on 10/07/2012 12:00:02 PM PDT by Popman (November 7th...will be a good day for America..)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Read the comments section. Many of the posters display their union based envy of the success of others.

One knothead actually makes the "You didn't build that" argument.

17 posted on 10/07/2012 12:10:22 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: george76

The company I work for has offices in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Every time the crew from San Jose goes back there, everyone who enjoys a good beer looks forward to pounding a few Yuenglings.


18 posted on 10/07/2012 12:15:58 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: Popman

We need the work in the panhandle...I hope they consider us, too!


19 posted on 10/07/2012 12:18:25 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: Popman

We need the work in the panhandle...I hope they consider us, too!


20 posted on 10/07/2012 12:18:35 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: golux
"Yuengling in a can: The perfect boat beer"

Yuengling in a bottle: the perfect golf beer.

I have to restrict myself to 4 per round though. Any more and I would throw my clubs in a pond and sit in the shade drinking.

21 posted on 10/07/2012 12:28:16 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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To: muleskinner

I used to drink it whenever I was in Pa. Then much to my delight I found it had reached South Carolina. It’s the perfect golf beer!


22 posted on 10/07/2012 12:29:13 PM PDT by BillM (.)
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To: george76

Yuengling, come to the Mountains of NC.

Sierra Nevada, New Belgium and Oskar Blues are opening major breweries there amongst the many micro breweries in the area.


23 posted on 10/07/2012 12:35:18 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: george76
Yuengling?

I gather it's a German name but the spelling makes it look Chinese: Yung Ling.

They'll fit in well over there.

24 posted on 10/07/2012 12:45:26 PM PDT by x
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To: clintonh8r

Sorry, I meant there already is a brewery in Tampa...

http://www.yuengling.com/breweries/tampa/


25 posted on 10/07/2012 12:49:56 PM PDT by Popman (November 7th...will be a good day for America..)
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To: x

I thought Annikin killed all the younglings in the third episode as he went to the dark side.


26 posted on 10/07/2012 12:50:41 PM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: ridesthemiles
Look at Tennessee. Very low taxes.

If I recall, they had a spot picked out in Memphis a year or two ago but the deal apparently fell through. Would be better if they built in eastern TN anyway, where the best water is located.

27 posted on 10/07/2012 12:54:52 PM PDT by meyer (It's 1860 all over again - the taxpayer is the new "N" word)
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To: Popman

So which of the Yuengling selections is your fav?


28 posted on 10/07/2012 12:57:01 PM PDT by donozark (I was a Vietnam Veteran before it was popular...)
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To: Roses0508

Problem is there shouldn’t be all these so-called economic development agencies and programs that take money from taxpayers in one locale to bribe new businesses to locate there. It’s no different from any other form of government picking winners and losers and it is counter-productive.

We have a group here that gets to travel on our dime while schmoozing with consultants (what a racket that is!) and wining and dining various business people - just like every other state, city, and even small towns!

I’m sure even now this brewer is being promised all kinds of goodies to get them to move. It’s a con job. Let the free market work!


29 posted on 10/07/2012 12:57:33 PM PDT by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Popman

Good catch! The article led me to believe (or perhaps I misread it) that they only had breweries in PA.


30 posted on 10/07/2012 12:59:39 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: OKSooner
I agree with your Post # 9. Coors was once a great beer. Loved it! And then they went nationwide. Ruined the stuff.

Augie Busch once said Coors would never be sold in the state of Missouri. How wrong he was. But at what cost-to Coors?

Oh, and don't get me started on what expansion did to Rolling Rock. Another once great beer. One could pour it gently in a frosted mug on a cold day and the suds would overflow the glass a second later. Great stuff. What they did to it was a crime.

31 posted on 10/07/2012 1:01:54 PM PDT by donozark (I was a Vietnam Veteran before it was popular...)
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To: george76

I’d raather have a Stegmaier.


32 posted on 10/07/2012 1:08:27 PM PDT by Leep (Forward! To Surfdom)
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To: donozark

Should read HOT day!


33 posted on 10/07/2012 1:09:19 PM PDT by donozark (I was a Vietnam Veteran before it was popular...)
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To: x
You said: "I gather it's a German name but the spelling makes it look Chinese: Yung Ling." Yes it's German. It would be spelled Jüngling and pronounced the way it's spelled. It means youth, young boy or youngen
34 posted on 10/07/2012 1:20:54 PM PDT by TomMix
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To: donozark
Coors was once a great beer. Loved it!

I was a (underage) Budweiser drinker from day one. Then, Budweiser workers went on strike sometime in the early 1970's and Coors saw an opening. Coors was suddenly $1 per six pack.

Became a Coors drinker. Stayed that way for a decade or more.

My first ex-wife then was accepted to a dental school in Boston. We made several trips back and forth to NM in an Oldsmobile Vistacruiser.

Enough room in there to haul my personal supply and enough bootleg at $20 per case retail to the marks to pay for the gas.

Good days.

Quit drinking entirely 2 decades ago, but my remembrances of the old Coors are very good.

35 posted on 10/07/2012 1:21:34 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: donozark

Yuengling Porter is my favorite with Yuengling Black&Tan in second place. I don’t like the regular Yuengling


36 posted on 10/07/2012 1:22:26 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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37 posted on 10/07/2012 1:48:12 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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To: george76

I have a bottle in my hand as I tyoe. I don’t drink a lot of beer but when I do it is Yuengling in a bottle.


38 posted on 10/07/2012 1:52:55 PM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: george76

Come on down to Texas. Business friendly, good road net, good rail net. And lots of college students, rednecks, oil patch and factory workers who drink lots of beer year round.


39 posted on 10/07/2012 1:55:05 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,)
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To: TheGunny
... a little light on the flavor spectrum ...

Agreed. I seldom choose Yuengling if there's a decent alternative.

40 posted on 10/07/2012 2:08:57 PM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: KevinB

Try the Yuengling Lager

It’s my alternative to “Harp “ , if the “Harp “ isn’t available.


41 posted on 10/07/2012 2:34:16 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (God invented Beer and Whiskey ( not Halal !! ) to keep the Irish... from ruling the World)
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To: donozark

I normally buy the variety pack the original is my favorite though


42 posted on 10/07/2012 2:48:07 PM PDT by Popman (November 7th...will be a good day for America..)
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To: george76; SW6906

Build it in Washington! I just returned from Pittsburgh and enjoyed a couple of cold Yuengling draft Lagers and a pizza at Primanti’s while watching the Mountaineers take care of Texas last night. It doesn’t get much better than that.

They can’t expand westward fast enough to suit me. I wouldn’t mind it if Dunkin Donuts put their return to the west on a faster track either.


43 posted on 10/07/2012 3:44:35 PM PDT by namsman
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To: OKSooner

Yea, the Coors of 35 years ago was good.


44 posted on 10/07/2012 6:04:42 PM PDT by glyptol
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To: Popman

Yah, don’t they have a brewery out by USF & MOSI?


45 posted on 10/07/2012 8:17:50 PM PDT by representativerepublic (...loose lips, sink ships)
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To: george76; sickoflibs
how can *they* not build that ???

the collective is responsible for when and where everything is built, so says der bambam...

46 posted on 10/08/2012 9:12:12 AM PDT by Gilbo_3 (Gov is not reason; not eloquent; its force.Like fire,a dangerous servant & master. George Washington)
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To: muleskinner
One knothead actually makes the “You didn't build that” argument.

LOL As a former Pennsylvanian, tell him that he is right.
And they won't build the next one there either!

47 posted on 10/08/2012 10:37:28 AM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: clintonh8r

“Yuengling” won’t fit across the hood of a “Stock” Car.


48 posted on 10/08/2012 5:26:40 PM PDT by Paladin2
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