Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Probably Not the Celebrity Endorsement They Were Looking For...


I am living proof that you can take the boy out of the Delaware Valley but you can't take the Delaware Valley out of the boy. Despite living most of the last decade outside the Philly/South Jersey area I still pledge allegiance to the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers, Sixers, cheesesteaks and Yuengling beer. (Screw Villanova though... never liked 'em, never will.)

Unfortunately, I rarely get to see the four major Philly sports teams play (though the Phightin' Phils are coming to town in late June for a three game tilt with the O's) and I've already documented the lengths I have to go for a good cheesesteak.

Luckily, Yuengling is the one taste of home I can still enjoy whenever I desire. Most local beer stores carry the Lager and Black & Tan varieties, and I can occasionally find an establishment that stocks my beloved Porter, though I'm not really sure how I used to pound away a dozen or so of these while hanging at the Khyber Pass Pub in the 1980s and 90s.

So forgive me if I get a charge of excitement whenever I see Yuengling outside the vicinty of William Penn's hat or hear it mentioned on a national radio program with millions of listeners. I don't think, however, that the endorsement of "Mark the Bagger" (a recent guest on Howard Stern's Sirius Satellite Radio Show shown above) will send beer-swilling Stern fans nationwide on a quest for some Vitamin Y.

That's okay, just leaves more for me. And Mark the Bagger.

3 comments:

William P. Tandy said...

Like the proprietors of say, a family-oriented, Irish-themed restaurant, Yuengling probably doesn't give a rat's arse (pun intended) who's bringing them in, so long as they're drinking...

hipster said...

just meant to tip you to THE best yuengling product-lord chesterfield ale.not really well known outside of pottsville(my home) but i feel their best brew! try it.

Dan said...

I have tried the Lord Chesterfield Ale but I prefer the darker Vitamin Y brews... Black & Tan and Porter. That said, nothing beats the Lager or LCA on a hot summer day. Smooooooth and refreshing.