As many of you know, Pennsylvania boasts some of the most anachronistic laws regarding the sale of beer one can imagine. So, like most Pennsylvania beer connoisseurs, I buy my beer in cases of 24 at a time. My rhythm has become one of buy a case of Yuengling lager, buy a case of something else, buy a case of Yuengling lager, buy a case of something else (and so on and so forth).
I think one of the truly great pleasures in life is that first and second bottle of Yuengling after about two weeks without. I've been to Germany, and to Belgium. I've bought beers that ranged in price and quality from $15 to $50 a case. Yet I still have yet to find something that matches the all-around satisfaction a Yuengling Lager brings. What a beer!
By the way, there is an interesting alternative out there for Yuengling drinkers. Recently, a Wilkes-Barre brewery started brewing the old Reading label. It's decent. I remember encountering a clerk at a distributorship last spring who suggested I buy a case because "If you like the taste of beer, you'll like Reading." Strange thing to say, I thought. He eventually just gave me a bottle to try at home. I tasted it and immediately thought, da*n, that tastes a lot like beer.
Sorry, folks, no politics today. Too much, and then again, too little to say.