America’s Oldest Indie Brewery Stands Up to Mega Beer Merger

October 6, 2016

Yuengling is fighting back

Just days before the deal for the world’s largest beer merger is set to close, America’s oldest independent brewery is raising questions about the United States Justice Department’s proposed antitrust settlement. The Morning Call reports that Pottsville, Pennsylvania-based brewery D.G. Yuengling & Son submitted a letter to the department suggesting the agreement doesn’t go far enough in protecting small brewers’ access to distribution channels.

“Yuengling considers recent events and the proposed merger as one of the biggest threats to its existence, short of a second round of Prohibition,” the company writes.

Yuengling is the fourth-largest brewery in the