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Yuengling Ice Cream returning after 29-year hiatus

Yuengling’s Ice Cream will hit store shelves in February, but don’t worry, there’s no beer in the black and tan flavor, just chocolate and caramel.

Yuengling, the iconic Pottsville, Pa.-based brewery, originally began making ice cream in 1920 to keep its business going during Prohibition, but closed its dairy operations in 1985.

“It’s a very exciting time for us,” Yeungling’s Ice Cream president David Yuengling said in a news release. “We originally expected production to begin in March, but when we announced in September that we were bringing back Yuengling’s Ice Cream, the response was so enthusiastic that we pushed up production.”

Though owned by the same family, Yuengling’s Ice Cream is unaffiliated with the Yuengling brewery, which operates breweries in Pennsylvania and Tampa.

The company said the first batches of ice cream started coming off the production line in Tamaqua, Pa. on Thursday. The brand’s 10 flavors of all-natural ice cream will include vanilla fudge chunk with pretzels, root beer float and chocolate marshmallow.

The ice cream will initially be available at Acme, Weis and select independent grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and West Virginia, but the company said it “fully anticipates” being in more places and stores later this year.

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