Yuengling Launches Mango Beer with Bold Flavor

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  1. officerbill

    officerbill Crusader (703) Feb 9, 2019 New York
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    https://www.yuengling.com/news/yuengling-launches-new-raging-eagle-mango-beer-with-bold-flavor/

    Hhm, ”21-35, surrounded by friends, new and unique adventures”. I'm definitely not in their target demographic :grin:
     
  2. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,143) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Let's see - first Hershey's Chocolate and now a Mango beer.

    Following Yuengling's success of their pre-mixed Black & Tan, maybe we'll see a Yuengling's Brown & Orange.
     
  3. billandsuz

    billandsuz Devotee (454) Sep 1, 2004 New York

    Two words that have never been uttered in one sentence

    Yuengling and Edgy.

    But they are "disrupting the beer scene". Raging even!
    Jesu Christo, even when they make an attempt to be hip they sound like some geezers in a boardroom trying to speak like the kidz.
     
  4. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,872) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Also from the press release:

    "Starting today, the mango deliciousness will be available year-round in 24oz cans at convenience stores across Yuengling’s 22-state footprint."

    I am not in their targeted demographic (21 - 35 young adult) so I have to ask: are the younger beer drinkers seeking 24 ounce cans these days? I suppose I am an old fuddy duddy but I prefer the old fashioned six-pack/12 ounce format.

    Hopefully these beers will sell well to those targeted beer consumers. A Yuengling that has a thriving business will still be in business to sell me brands like Lord Chesterfield, Golden Pilsner,...

    One thing I have to say for Yuengling is that they are not becoming IPA Brewing Company like Stone, Sierra Nevada,...

    Cheers!
     
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  5. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,644) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I thought that's what hard seltzers were for. :rolling_eyes:
     
  6. deadwolfbones

    deadwolfbones Initiate (157) Jun 21, 2014 Oregon

    Have to admit I was laughing my ass off when "Raging Eagle" came up in my Google News feed this morning.
     
  7. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Poo-Bah (1,846) Jul 2, 2014 New Jersey
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    The Hershey porter has people still coming and asking for it and we sold out in November. This will sell out too. I’ll try it.
     
  8. jasonmason

    jasonmason Initiate (188) Oct 6, 2004 California
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    I'd say that's a hell of a gamble to make. If that demographic is being introduced to craft as fruity pilsner and it breeds success, what incentive does Yuengling have to keep producing "classic" beer for a shrinking market?

    I understand your argument, but I'm just pretty cynical of it.
     
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  9. Ranbot

    Ranbot Defender (648) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Yeah... my first thought was that's a really dumb name for a mango beer.

    I do think Yuengling might be on to something with "Eagle" as naming/branding for new, somewhat experimental beers, because it connects to the iconic Yuengling eagle logo and the Yuengling family's original Eagle Brewery. I could imagine an entire line of different rotating "____ Eagle" beers, but there's no need for that eagle to be raging. Take it down a notch.
     
  10. Ranbot

    Ranbot Defender (648) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    If Hershey is involved with that "brown and orange" count me in. I'm not usually into sweet/pastry beers, but the Hershey Porter was really good, IMO. Turning the Hershey Porter into a chocolate orange beer sounds like a great Christmas holiday beer to me.
     
  11. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,143) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    I'm guessing the added "natural mango flavor" contributes to that, too?

    Not to mention: Good luck finding a true convenience store in next door New Jersey with a liquor license... (I imagine that's also true in a number of other Yuengling states).

    Let 'em know. "Raging Eagle is the latest product inspired by consumer feedback..." OTOH, someone should let Yuengling know that you can't really believe everything you read in an email (esp. people who may have been consuming their product)...:astonished:

    So, mango is not the planet Flash Gordon was on?
     
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  12. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,872) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Well, my local Retail Beer Distributors have beer refrigerators near the entrances/exits with large format beers (e.g., Quart bottles of Corona, etc.). I suppose customers come in and quickly make their purchases and leave right away. This new beer from Yuengling would fit right into these retail spaces.

    As you well know a PA Retail Beer Distributor is not a "convenience store" but my local Beer Distributors have set things up for fast/convenient purchasing of single beers.

    I will let folks from other states share thoughts here.

    Cheers!
     
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  13. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,143) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Yeah, the same as in many NJ liquor stores - it may be convenient (particularly among the drinking + driving segment of the market) but that don't make 'em "Convenience Stores" :grin:
     
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  14. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,872) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Needless to say I agree with you. As I stated above: "As you well know a PA Retail Beer Distributor is not a "convenience store"...

    Cheers!
     
  15. billandsuz

    billandsuz Devotee (454) Sep 1, 2004 New York

    We are fortunate to have relatively relaxed beer sale laws in New York. Where else would the distro unload out of date beer? Every C-Store sells cold ones which are super convenient when you Rage need/want/crave 24 ounces of Mango Beer. Or even a tall can of S.T. 2XIPA!

    No doubt the Legal 21-35 year old beer consumer that wants new and unique adventures while surrounded by friends is super psyched dude.
    This is totally gnarly.
     
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  16. BourbonForBeer

    BourbonForBeer Initiate (143) May 11, 2020 Illinois
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    Sounds like a porno
     
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  17. BourbonForBeer

    BourbonForBeer Initiate (143) May 11, 2020 Illinois
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    Raging Eagle, Teenage Anal Liqour Gangbang volume 1

    hahaha Raging Eagle hahaha
     
  18. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Zealot (572) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia
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    My sincere hope is that there's a variant called Raging Eagle Claw Fist... and then we can get a Raging Evil Crawfish from Clown Shoes afterwards.
     
  19. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,513) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    No. He was the cowboy that knocked his horse out.
     
  20. BourbonForBeer

    BourbonForBeer Initiate (143) May 11, 2020 Illinois
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    Hahaha I might just go and find a Raging Eagle so I can use that as a crappy pick up line at a bar.

    Hey baby, what to check out this Raging Eagle at my place? Hahaha
     
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  21. Giantspace

    Giantspace Champion (845) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    If it’s anything like the Miller mango beer it will be horrible. Won’t be buying this as I don’t support the company

    Enjoy
     
  22. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,143) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Ah, yes - I was trying to think of where a character with that name appeared!:wink:
     
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  23. crazyspicychef

    crazyspicychef Aspirant (257) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Every new beer Yuengling has brought out since Black n Tan has been bunk.
    Lord Chesterfield is good for what it is, and the Porter is crushable.
    I guess they want to get a slice of the "Seltzer" drinkers.
    They have been making worse beer while expanding everywhere.
    I don't know how many emails they got asking for artificially flavored beers but they should delete those.
     
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  24. BourbonForBeer

    BourbonForBeer Initiate (143) May 11, 2020 Illinois
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    The Regular Yingling is great! Black and Tan is solid stuff as well! I didnt know they made anything aside from those. I can get lucky in Indiana and find some every once and a while. Good to know the others aren't that good.

    Cheers!
     
  25. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,143) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Well, the "regular" Yuengling - Yuengling Traditional Beer - was released in 1987, the year after Black & Tan. See Yuengling's Our Beers page.
    Sadly, though, it isn't what it once was... (sometime in the 1990s they ruined it :grimacing:).
     
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  26. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,513) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I bought some LC online from an East coast beer store before BA existed, hoping that it would taste similar to Ballantine XXX. It did not. Can't recall the year.
     
  27. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,143) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    It did in the 1970s -1980s - different, sure but just as hoppy and floral in its own way (maybe a touch sweeter, too). The three great US golden ales of the northeast at the time, for me, were Chesterfield, Ballantine XXX* and McSorley's.
    (* Even if after 1981 or so it was being brewed in Ft. Wayne Indiana.)
     
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  28. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (7,513) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    You know, at one of the GABFs I attended, Pabst had their own booth and they had cans of Ballantine. They must have been super fresh because I noticed a hoppiness reminiscent of the Ballantine that I loved.
     
  29. crazyspicychef

    crazyspicychef Aspirant (257) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I'm not crazy about Yuengling Traditional either.
     
  30. crazyspicychef

    crazyspicychef Aspirant (257) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania

    By "regular" do you mean Lager or Premium? The Lager used to be a great deal better.
     
  31. crazyspicychef

    crazyspicychef Aspirant (257) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I agree with you 100%. We used to get the Lager kegs, back in 2 prong days and it wasn't bad. Nice bready flavor and aroma. As soon as they started expanding, it changed for the worse. The portfolio suffered but the Lager was hot the worse.
     
  32. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,391) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    "Yuengling Launches new Raging Eagle Mango Beer" Sorry, not really interested.
    "Yuengling Launches new Raging Eagle Mango Beer with Bold Flavor" Bold flavor. Hmm, where can I purchase this?
     
  33. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ Meyvn (1,139) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    With so many great beers (local and not) being available these days, why even bother with anything from this brewery? Everything they make is garbage! And just because they're independent, doesn't mean that what they produce is any good.
     
  34. Ranbot

    Ranbot Defender (648) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

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  35. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ Meyvn (1,139) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    What is one good beer by Yuengling, in your opinion?

    I can't think of any. Some are okay and the rest are awful.
     
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  36. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (8,010) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    When I was growing up that 24 oz format was Colt 45. :flushed::grimacing:
     
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  37. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Defender (653) Mar 28, 2009 California

    Did Yuengling hire Stone’s marketing director? That first paragraph is so cringie.
     
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  38. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,143) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Neither am I. Just pointing out to BourbonForBeer that what many considered "regular" Yuengling is their current flagship (and 70-80% of their barrelage) named Traditional Lager, which was released the year after Black & Tan.
     
  39. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,143) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    What year? After S&P closed Falstaff's last brewery, Ft. Wayne, Ballantine Ale bounced around from brewery to brewery in the 1990s and early 2000s, between other breweries S&P owned (Pabst Milwaukee, Pearl TX, Olympia WA and the ex-Stroh PA) as well as some breweries owned by the companies S&P/Pabst was contracting with - Heileman and Stroh, and eventually Miller. And, of course, the labels seldom listed the actual city or brewery, since all 4 were multi-site brewers.

    But there was a period there, in the late 90s when it was real interesting stuff, hoppy and fragrant, but not something you'd say "Ah, yes, just like the original!" but you might have said "Whoa... what is this?" I didn't buy it much or even drink it often in that period (I'd guess, just when I visited my ol' man) but by the time Pabst closed all their breweries and Miller brewed all the Ballantine Ale, after 2002, is when it became the sad AAL-ish beer it is now.

    Oh, yeah, I'm familiar with NY State's laws. :wink: Even once had a retail beer license in my name in the late '70s when I was running a small "general store" my family owned, up near the Canadian border. Our best seller, far and away? "Blue" - which is what the locals called Pabst Blue Ribbon. Go figure. When I first heard it, I figured "Oh, since I'm in upstate NY - Genesee Country - they must want Genesee Beer, cause the sixpack bottle wrap is blue..." Nope.
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    I later lived in the Finger Lakes region, too - unfortunately there the nearest town with a gas station, bank and a small grocery store was dry. :grimacing:

    Schlitz claimed they were the first to sell beer in 24 oz. cans, which they even labeled "Tall Boys", circa mid-50s. They later labeled the volume as "3/4 quart" - I guess 'cause it sounds even bigger than a pint and half?
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    I think someone around once here "adopted" that image I snipped out of a Schlitz ad as their avatar. Notice in that orginal Texas ad, the 24 oz. can pours "Four full glasses" of Schlitz, unlike today when brewers consider these "single serve" cans.

    There had been other brewers that sold even larger quart cans previous to that, but they never caught on.
     
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  40. rgordon

    rgordon Meyvn (1,091) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    Yeah, Screaming Eagle was already taken, so a pissed off eagle is the next best eagle type name. And I don't think the heavy shit's gonna come down for some time yet.