In 2019, it was only available in draft. This year, they're adding bottles.
yuengling hershey's chocolate porter
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If it never hurts to ask, and if that fails, beg. That's the message from D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc., which just announced they have listened to their fans' requests (and pleas) to bring back their Yuengling Hershey's Chocolate Porter.

Released for the first time in 2019, the Chocolate Porter was available only in draft in 14 states throughout Yuengling's nationwide distribution footprint. For 2020, however, the Pottsville, Penn.-based brewer is releasing the porter in bottles, and expanding to its entire 22-state footprint.

The Yuengling Hershey's Chocolate Porter is the first beer collaboration between the brewing company and Hershey's, both of which were founded in Pennsylvania. With 4.7 percent ABV, the beer combines Yuengling's nearly 200-year-old Dark Brewed Porter with the iconic chocolate bar.

The deeply rich porter has notes of caramel and dark, roasted malts. With these warm, robust flavors, the porter manages to be smooth and rich, and of course there's a chocolaty finish. With nights turning cooler, we can't think of a better beer to sip around a fire pit or while watching Halloween movies.

"Last year we were overwhelmed by the excitement and passion expressed by our fans for our first-ever collaboration beer," Jennifer Yuengling, Vice President of Operations and 6th Generation Brewer for D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc. said in a statement provided to Allrecipes.  "We heard our fans and saw consumers, near and far, scrambling to get their hands on a taste of Yuengling Hershey's Chocolate Porter. So, in keeping with our 191-year tradition of listening to our loyal fans, we decided to release our Chocolate Porter across our entire footprint and in bottles for even more consumers 21+ to enjoy."

The beer will start landing in stores in late September and will be on shelves for a limited time through February 2021. Find a store near you on Yuengling's web site.