Many weeks ago I received a promotional copy of the book D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc, with the promise to review the book. Due to my lazy-assedness (I just made that a word), I let the book sit on the shelf since then. Little did I know, I had an awesome gem on my hands and I didn’t even know it.
The book, authored by Dr. Robert A. Musson (beer historian and memorabilia collector), is a pictorial history of the Yuengling beer brand. As soon as I cracked the book, I realized how impressive the collection of images is. The pictures I’m including are only a tiny snippet of the 220+ images from the book. As a history-nut, I was thoroughly impressed by the number and quality of images from the late 19th century.
The book takes the reader through the entire history of Yuengling from founding through current day. It’s packed full of facts that I guarantee you never knew about Yuengling. The big thing I learned was that Yuengling became incredibly popular pre-prohibition with its lager and black & tan, and then somehow managed to survive prohibition.
Whether you are an avid Yuengling fan, not familiar with the brand at all, or somewhere in the middle, I highly recommend checking out this book. The fantastic imagery will draw you in, and the snippets of information that accompany each picture will keep the pages turning.
If you’d like to get a copy of the book, it’s available via Amazon for $19.00 (Amazon Prime). If you’re lucky enough to be joining us on the 1st annual LIBA Craft Beer Bar Crawl, I’ll be giving away a copy as a door prize!