Known For Its Beer, Yuengling Brings Back Its … Ice Cream

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Schuylkill County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Schuylkill County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

People have been screaming for the ice cream, and Yuengling‘s Ice Cream listened.

On Thursday, the ice cream with the same name as the Pottsville-based brewery began its first run of batches after a 29-year hiatus. The company, based in Orwigsburg, Schuylkill County, originally intended to start production in March, but it moved up the date in response to strong demand from retailers that wanted to get it on shelves sooner.

“I think we have one of the most popular nonexistent products on the market,” said David Yuengling, 51, president of the company and second cousin of brewery owner Dick Yuengling.

The 1-quart containers of Yuengling’s Ice Cream are being produced at Leiby’s Dairy Inc. in Tamaqua, Schuylkill County, and they are expected to be on shelves by mid-Feburary at Weis Markets, Acme Markets and select independent grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, West Virginia and Virginia.

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The Handcrafted Cookie Company – Sweet Success In Phoenixville

If you love cookies and end up in Phoenixville, you MUST stop by The Handcrafted Cookie Company at 24 S. Main St.  This place is awesome for several reasons:

1. The cookies are to die for. 

2. The cookies contain all natural ingredients.

3.  They are kid and pet friendly.

4. They are ecologically responsible.

5. They pay it forward.

6. The cookies are so good  – makes you wanna slap your mama.

You can buy cookies to eat there, take home or get the frozen dough to take home and bake yourself.  My good buddy Marcus and I went down last week to do a business review for the Pottstown Herald (which we both write for).  The ower, Chad,  gave us two boxes of cookies to sample.  Chad is way cool.  We came back to my house, baked them and took them back to the office.  Everyone went wild over these cookies!

So the next time your travels take you to downtown Phoenixville, stop by and see Chad and Theresa for some killer cookies.  You can check out their website for further information at