D.G. Yuengling & Son officially announced this morning that Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter will return and be available in bottles this year throughout the brewery’s 22-state footprint.

Yuengling and Hershey, two of Pennsylvania’s best-known brands, first joined forces for the new beer last year, though it was available only on draft and in 14 states.

Yuengling said it will again be available through Valentine’s Day.

“Last year we were overwhelmed by the excitement and passion expressed by our fans for our first-ever collaboration beer,” Jennifer Yuengling, vice president of operations and sixth-generation brewer, was quoted in a press release. “We heard our fans and saw consumers, near and far, scrambling to get their hands on a taste of Yuengling Hershey’s Chocolate Porter.”

“Now our fans will be able to enjoy this one-of-a-kind beer collaboration in the comfort of their homes,” said Ernie Savo, senior director  of global licensing for the Hershey Co. in noting the availability in bottles.

Visit Yuengling’s “Find Our Beer” link at www.yuengling.com for availability of the chocolate porter.