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Friday Flakes: Yuengling Announces It Is Getting Closer to Nebraska

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Quick story.

My junior year of college I spent the second semester in Washington, D.C. at the Capitol Hill Internship Program (CHIP).

As a kid from a small-town I was out of my element in Washington, D.C. and I realized that immediately. I walked out of Union Station and instead of asking for directions I just flipped a coin on whether I turned left or right.

Well I turned right and walked probably 45 minutes to an hour. If I would have turned left I would have found the house I was looking for within three blocks. I was also carrying two huge suitcases.

I ended up hailing a cab and he dropped me off at the place.

To say I was not in a good place mentally at this point would be kind.

I walked into our main building only to interrupt the introductory meeting with all the other interns who were a part of this program. Doug, the head of the program, took all of us on a small tour around the area following the meeting.

Anyways, as we were walking back from the tour one of the other students walked up to me and aggressively (this was his nature) asked me a question.

“Hey roommate. My name is Tony. We get back to our place you want a Yuengling?”

Remember. I was not in a great place at this moment. So what was my reaction?

“What the f’ is a Yuengling?”

I thought it was drugs. I have never heard of “a Yuengling.”

Well friends. In case you are as ignorant as I was, Yuengling is a brand of beer that you mainly find on the east coast. So no, my new roommate was not offering me drugs. He was offering me a beer.

This was an encounter that ended well. Tony ended up in my wedding and I will be attending his wedding this year.

Back to Yuengling. This is a beer, that if you live in Nebraska, the closest state that sells it is Indiana.

That is changing as it will be selling its products in Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma starting in early 2023.

Christmas has come early!

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How many slams in an old screen door?
Depends how loud you shut it.
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How much love inside a friend?
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