POTTSVILLE, Pa. — Two decades after introducing a lower-calorie version of its flagship beer, D.G. Yuengling & Son announced Tuesday that it has "refreshed" the recipe for its Light Lager without sacrificing a flavor similar to the regular Lager.
The Pottsville-based brewery said the "new and improved" Yuengling Light Lager 99 features 99 calories, 3.2 grams of carbohydrates and 4% alcohol by volume (ABV) per 12-ounce serving.
The original Light Lager, which made its debut in 2001, consisted of 8.5 grams of carbs per serving.
"With today's demand for low carb and low-calorie beers and a fun-filled summer around the corner, it was the perfect time to push the boundaries of taste with our Light Lager," said Jennifer Yuengling, the brewery's vice president of operations and sixth generation family member. "We listened to our fans' evolving tastes and responded by refining our Light Lager beer. With this new and improved brew, fans can have it all with low stats without compromising our iconic LAGER taste!"
Yuengling said its customers can expect to see the new Light Lager 99 on store shelves across the brewery's 22-state footprint this summer.
The Light Lager rolls off the production lines a little more than a year after Yuengling launched Flight, a beer that consists of 2.6 grams of carbs and 95 calories.
The brewery, in partnership with Molson Coors, is also in the process of expanding the sale of its beers to Texas and other states beyond Yuengling's current footprint. Yuengling Lager and other core brands are set to make their much-anticipated debut in the Lone Star State on Aug. 23.