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America's favorite beer: Yuengling or Heineken?
Whether you're drinking green beer for St. Patrick's Day or knocking back a six pack in the middle of March Madness, everyone has a go-to beer of choice. Some prefer dark and more flavorful beers, others mild, while some simply prefer their beer to be cold. Which beer wins out?
D.G. Yuengling & Son is America's oldest brewery and is the largest "100 percent American-owned brewery." At its core, Yuengling is a family beer and business, and it shows. As far as taste goes, Guys Drinking Beer had this to say of the medium-bodied beer:
Brewed with roasted caramel malt for a subtle sweetness and a combination of cluster and cascade hops, this true original promises a well balanced taste with very distinct character.
You can't go wrong when you order a Yuengling. Many agree it is every bar's most dependable choice, and as All About Beer's Lew Bryson puts it:
Yuengling is like a lot of things in your life: stable, reliable, not likely to put a hitch in anything. It’s the worn comfortable shirt, the music you know every word to, the meal you don’t need a recipe to make. Not everything has to shake you awake with every sip, and when you want that, it’s good to have an honest alternative, a regional, independent, family-owned beer.
When Bryson interviewed Dick Yuengling, the beer master himself wore a flannel shirt and jeans. He used a styrofoam coffee cup for an ashtray and helps on the loading dock. How could you not want to support a beer brand with this kind of leadership?
Even though Yuengling is not available in every state, its got enough high-profile fans to legitimize its title not only as "Pennsylvania's unofficial state drink," but as America's. According to Thrillist's Adam Lapetina:
After Obama admitted on the campaign trail in 2008 that he hadn't heard of the brewery, someone must've shown him the (green) light, because he later stated in 2010 that Yuengling had become his favorite beer.
President Obama likes the stuff so much that even when he lost a hockey bet with Canadian PM Stephen Harper requiring him to ship a case of Molson Canadian to Ottawa, he also sent a box of Yuengling Traditional Lager as a gesture of good will.
There you have it, Yuengling and international diplomacy are now synonymous.
Plus, the four Yuengling sisters now all work closely beside their father in a male-dominated industry. Extra points!
Heineken has been called the "archetypal lager," and similar to Yuengling, this beer is a classic, but on an international scale. According to Best Beer HQ, Heineken is the lager you compare all others against. No matter where you are in the world, you can recognize this beer's iconic green bottle.
Back in 1873 a young entrepreneur named Gerard Heineken discovered a passion for brewing. So he purchased a piece of land in what is now the centre of Amsterdam, built a brewery and set about perfecting the recipe that would soon become Holland’s first ‘premium’ lager beer.
True to its international roots, Heineken has also become synonymous with soccer. What is the Champion's League without a green bottle in your hand?