(PENNLIVE) — 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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yuengling.jpgView full sizeThe Patriot-News, fileYuengling Brewery, museum and gift shop in Pottsville, Pa.
In a wide-ranging interview, company owner and President Dick Yuengling Jr. said he intends to keep growing the seven-beer brand. Sales could approach 3 million barrels by year’s end.
To keep growing, it’s all but inevitable that Yuengling will have to build another brewery, perhaps within two years. “We feel very fortunate, and we just want to keep growing,” Yuengling said.