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After nearly 30-year absence, Yuengling's Ice Cream returns to shelves

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Yuengling's Ice Cream, which shut down operations in 1985, has again begun production and expects to hit grocery store shelves by mid-February.
Yuengling's Ice Cream, which shut down operations in 1985, has again begun production and expects to hit grocery store shelves by mid-February. - (Photo / )

After a 29-year hiatus, one of America's oldest brands and an iconic Pennsylvania product is making its comeback. The first batches of Yuengling's Ice Cream are coming off the production line and getting ready to hit grocery store shelves by mid-February.

Leiby's Dairy in Tamaqua is producing the ice cream; the initial run will consist of 100,000 quarts in 10 flavors.

"We originally expected production to begin in March, but when we announced late last year that we were bringing back the product, the response was so enthusiastic that we pushed up production," said David Yuengling, president of Yuengling's Ice Cream.

Initially, the ice cream will be sold at Acme, Weis Markets and select independent grocery stores in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New York, New Jersey and West Virginia. A searchable store locator will soon be available on the company's website.

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