For many Schuylkill County natives, their first sip of beer was likely a Yuengling Premium. It’s truly one of the signature tastes of the area.
And while Premium doesn’t appear to be going anywhere, one of the most popular ways of drinking it is going away.
The last of the quart bottles are making their way off shelves and into thirsty locals for the final time. Yuengling isn’t making the Premium quart bottle anymore and it’s truly the end of an era here in Schuylkill County.
We’d suggest pouring one out to honor its legacy here in Schuylkill County but we don’t want to encourage someone wasting what could be the last Premium quart ever drunk here. We all can only hope whoever takes the last sip of Premium from a quart does so without removing the bottle from the brown paper bag it was sold in.
Final Yuengling Premium Quart Sold at Beer-n-Burger in Pottsville
Last week, the owner of Beer-n-Burger in downtown Pottsville let everyone know he’s sold his last quart of Yuengling Premium. At the popular six-pack shop on 2nd St in Pottsville, owned and operated by George Logothetides, the last bottle of it walked out the door of his shop recently.
He took a picture so it’d last longer:
Logothetides remembers when his parents first opened the business, Premium quarts sold 3 for $1. The last one he sold in his store went for $2.85.
Not Just a Beer, A Literal Legend
Premium gets overshadowed these days by Lager, of course, and all of Yuengling’s other brands. But locally, it’s still a legendary beer.
For many, it’s a rite of passage, especially when drunk from a quart bottle. The first time you had beer at a party was probably from a Yuengling Premium quart bottle, still in the brown paper bag, of course. That’s likely when you first heard this:
You didn’t even need to specify Premium when you say you’re “going for quarts” or “picking up some quarts.” Say that around here and try bringing back quarts of Coors. Go ahead, see what happens.
End of an Era
While the situation at Beer-n-Burger may not be the case everywhere, it’s fair to assume stock of Yuengling Premium quarts is running low wherever it’s sold. Truly, the end of an era is upon us. It’s sad to see it go because so many locally can trace the sight, smell, or taste of it to specific memories … many of them good memories.
They say that all good things must come to an end but we never really find out who they are.