Yuengling and Son, long-billed as America's oldest
brewery, has a new title to toast.
Yuengling, in its fifth generation of family ownership, once saw other regional brewers as its competition but has entered a whole new market --after expanding the product to Ohio, its 14th state, the company has become the largest American beer-maker, surpassing Samuel Adam's Boston Beer in 2011 sales.
At what trade publication Beer Marketer's Insights estimates to be 2.5 million barrels sold last year, that is no small feat. Boston Beer sold about 2.4 million barrels in 2011, the magazine estimates.
Budweiser behemoth Anheuser-Busch was bought by Belgian company InBev in 2008 and is no longer in the running. Coors Light and Miller Lite, owned by Miller Coors, have ownership in Canada and London, and Pabst outsources its production to a British brewing company.
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