Wednesday, April 29, 2009


Yuengling hosted our first ever beer dinner at the West Point Club at the US Military Academy at West Point on Friday April 17th. The crowd of approximately eighty people had the opportunity to enjoy four different products on draught from America's Oldest Brewery’s portfolio. Attendees enjoyed Yuengling Bock to celebrate the start of Spring, followed by three other products paired with various foods along the three course meal.

The first course was a very tasty Potato and Cheddar Soup paired with Light Lager. For the second course, attendees had their choice of entree - Strip Steak, Grilled Chicken, or a Cheese Steak paired with Lord Chesterfield Ale, this was followed by a Date and Nut Porter Cake. Chef John did a great job. The food was delicious and the staff of the West Point Club made sure everyone had a great time.

Drew Byrnes hosted the evening and Bob Seaman, Yuengling plant manager, gave the crowd full background info on the beer styles that were enjoyed with dinner. He also discussed the brewing process and the different taste characteristics of our various beer styles. As always, Bob did a great job and the people enjoyed his presentation immensely! There were a few advanced home brewers in the crowd, so there was some great chatter on the brewing process going on!

The dinner was attended by West Point Club members, Retired Military personnel, West Point staff and cadets. There were numerous Yuengling door prizes raffled off across the evening with the grand prize being a Military Mirror signed by Dick Yuengling. Major Ed Williams, Instructor of American Politics, Policy and Strategy won the grand prize Mirror!

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this successful evening. Go Army!

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