Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter celebrates rich, versatile flavors

Yuengling Hershey Chocolate Porter beer cocktails, photo by Cristine Struble
Yuengling Hershey Chocolate Porter beer cocktails, photo by Cristine Struble /

As Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter is released in bottles, it is time to savor the flavor experience.

As America’s oldest brewery, Yuengling has honed its beer craft. With the Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter, the collaboration between two iconic brands has beer drinkers celebrating the versatility that this rich beer offers.

When two iconic Pennsylvania companies decided to come together on a special offering, many people took notice. Last year, Yuengling partnered with Hershey’s on the Chocolate Porter. This special limited offering was hugely popular, and this year’s offering ensures that even more people get to enjoy the special beer.

According to Jennifer Yuengling, Vice President of Operations and 6th generation family member, D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., “after witnessing the overwhelming success of last year’s launch, our first-ever foray into beer collaborations, we heard our fans clamoring for even more Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter. We decided to bottle and expand our distribution of Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter to give those fans who expressed such great passion and excitement for the collaboration, another taste of this very special beer – wherever they are.”

This special offering exemplifies how Yuengling continues to deliver offerings that its loyal fans love. Yuengling said, “we are always looking for ways to provide our fans and consumers with products that they desire. As the 6th Generation, it has been important for my sisters and I to dive into what consumers want out of their beer while still staying true to our roots.”


From this seasonal offering to FLIGHT, a light beer launched earlier this year, the brewery has found a way to evolve yet stay true to its level of excellence. As America’s oldest brewery, beer drinkers know what to expect from it. Yuengling said, “All of our beers boast the same quality and brewing expertise that incorporates learnings from 191 years in the industry, while also striving to provide consumers with best-in-class products.”

Thinking about the release of the Yuengling Chocolate Porter in bottles, it is an invitation for all beer to expand their idea of what both a dark beer and a beer collaboration can be. Before people dismiss the idea of drinking a dark beer, this Yuengling offering is redefines expectations.

Yuengling, said “Many times there’s a misperception that beer drinkers have about porters or darker beers because they associate the darker color with a heavier taste. It is our hope that this unique collaboration of two brands with such storied histories entices consumers to try something new and a little outside of the box.”

For anyone who has experienced this beer, it is quite enjoyable. The versatility of this beer is key. While some beer drinkers might label it sessionable, it defies traditional labels. Whether paired with a meal, drunk as an after dinner beverage, or sipped anytime, this Yuengling Chocolate Porter deserves prime space on the beer shelf.


If you were to pair this beer with a meal, one consideration is a heartier dish. Going into cooler temperatures, this beer would be delightful with a hearty stew, braised short rib or even some chili.

Considering the rich, layered flavor of the Chocolate Porter, you could cook with it. From adding some to your chili recipe to incorporating it into a slow braise, the nuanced chocolate notes and rich malts would add a depth of flavor to many recipes.

Even if you are not convinced to open a bottle to try a Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter on its own, a beer cocktail could be the spark to adventure. While a beer cocktail is beer forward, they blend other flavors to add to the approachability. If you are unsure about a dark beer, a beer cocktail could be the foot in the door.

For example, the Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Jingle Porter is a great option. Here’s how to make one.


  • 1.5 oz Amaretto liqueur
  • 2 oz condensed milk
  • 3 oz Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter


  • Add amaretto and condensed milk to a cocktail shaker
  • Dry shake without ice for 20-30 seconds
  • Add beer and ice and throw a few times (throwing is essentially straining the liquid from one shaker to another to emulsify the ingredients
  • Strain into a beer glass
  • Garnish with ground cinnamon (optional)

A couple of hints for making this cocktail. You do not want to shake this beer cocktail. Shaking a carbonated beverage is never a good idea.

Second, the beer cocktail is a little sweet. You can play with the ratio of condensed milk if you prefer a less sweet option. Also, you can try a non-dairy alternative, like coconut milk, but the flavors do change.

Lastly, this beer cocktail is more like a dessert cocktail. Whether you choose to serve it with more Hershey’s chocolate is up to you. Another option could be a cheesecake. The slight tartness of the cheesecake could play off the sweetness in the beer cocktail.

Whether you enjoy this Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter on its own or in a cocktail, let the words from Jennifer Yuengling ring true. “Chocolate Porter is great for both enjoying life’s special occasions and making a normal day feel a little more special.” Doesn’t everyone need a little more special in their lives this holiday season?

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What is your favorite holiday beer? Have you tried the Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter?