The U.S. wins the World Cup…of beer! And that beer is from (near) Philly!

What's New — By abbygordon on June 22, 2010 at 2:24 am

And the winner of the World Cup of Beer, hosted by ESPN, is…Yuengling!  Er, I mean — The U.S.!  And the, um, player representing the U.S. was Pottstown’s own Yuengling Lager!

If you’ve read many of my posts, you’re probably getting the idea that I love beer.  It says a lot about beer in Philadelphia that Yuengling, which beat out 31 other countries’ beers, isn’t considered anything special around here.  Yuengling is so ubiquitous in Philadelphia that some call it Schuylkill Water (after the river slicing through Philadelphia), and if you order a “lager” in any bar in the city, the bartender will know you want a Yuengling.  Craft brews abound in this city, as do special beer happy hours (with much more than just the standards on sale).  Many of the city’s best and most popular bars serve all local beer.  More and more I’m coming to realize that Philadelphia just may be the beer capital of the U.S.  Go Yuengling for bringing Philadelphia (okay, fine, Pottstown) to the international stage!