Yuengling's Ice Cream will be on sale in six states after a 28-year hiatus, said David Yuengling.
“We started making ice cream in 1920 and made it all the way up until 1985,” the president of Yuengling’s Ice Cream, David Yuengling, said.
It's being produced in Tamaqua with an initial run of 100,000 quarts in 10 flavors. Interest in the product led the company to start production earlier than previously planned.
“People have always asked me why we stopped making it and they suggested that we should start again, so I’m just kind of following up on people’s demands,” Yuengling said.
The ice cream company based in Orwigsburg isn't affiliated with the well-known Pottsville brewery that carries the same name, but it's owned by a branch of the same family.
“People may buy it once because of the name, but we hope they continue buying it because of the quality,” said Yuengling’s Ice Cream COO Rob Bohorad.
The flavors include espresso chocolate chip, black and tan (chocolate and caramel ice cream), vanilla fudge chunk with pretzels and root beer float.
“We wanted to come out with some really good flavors to start with, and it was just more manageable,” Yuengling said.