Late-night snackers and on-the-run ice cream lovers, you’re in luck. Yuengling’s Ice Cream is now available in smaller portions at Sheetz convenience stores across the Pittsburgh area.
Sheetz is stocking its freezers with pint-sized containers (roughly four scoops) of the ice cream that shares its name with (but isn’t made by) the famous Pottsville, Pa.-based brewery.
The ice cream was first made by the beer-making family during the 1920s as a way to help keep the company from going under during Prohibition. Production stopped in 1985. Nearly three decades later, it was reintroduced in 2014 at hundreds of stores across Pennsylvania, West Virginia and other states. It is made by a company in Orwigsburg led by David Yuengling, whose German great-grandfather, David G. Yuengling, started the brewery in 1829.
The ice cream pints retail for $4.49 and are available in six flavors: signature Black & Tan, vanilla, root beer float, sea salt caramel, peanut butter cup and vanilla fudge chunk with pretzels.
For a store directory, go to www.yuenglingsicecream.com/ice-cream-near-me.
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