The Beer Yard
Ratings: 114 | Reviews: 106 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by PopeDX:
5/5 rDev +8%
The Beer Yard is hidden away behind a Starbucks and a sign that reads, I believe, "The Beverage Store". It's near the Blue Route (476), and not too far from the turnpike or Schuykill Expressway (76). There's a great selection of cases of beer from micros and good imports. It's easy to find things here that you'd be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in PA. They're also very reliable for limited releases, seasonals, and one-offs, and are more than happy to reserve a case for you if you notify them in advance. The service is amazing, very knowledgeable and friendly. They also have a very good selection of beer glasses, both micros and imports. I've yet to find a place with a better spread of glasses. They're in two spots, be sure to spy them both out. I've been known to spend about an hour in here just trying to decide what to get. Nearby is a John Harvard's and the Spotted Pig and the Boathouse aren't too terribly far, either. If you're travelling from Philly or points East and South to places further out like Victory, Sly Fox or Stoudt's, this makes an easy stopoff on the way.
12-29-2004 04:11:48 | More by PopeDX
More User Reviews:
4.37/5 rDev -5.6%
I was looking for a case of Founders Backwoods last year after most was not to be found. I sent an email to Matt and he promptly emailed me back and said he would be on the lookout. Somehow he got a case for me and I was all set. Fast forward to last week when I get an email again from Matt saying that they just got 2013 Backwoods in stock. I headed over and there was a case waiting for me. I didn't have to call or email, they actually gave me a heads up. Just wanted to give huge kudos to The Beer Yard for great customer service.
11-10-2013 21:39:29 | More by jonnyb79
4.19/5 rDev -9.5%
last visited on 10/26/13.
somewhat tricky entrance (enter through a Starbucks) but ample parking around the small warehouse.
inside, cases stacked 4-10 feet high. there seems to be little organization to the place. because of this, I don't necessarily go in to browse, however you can. nothing is clearly marked so be prepared to ask questions. the staff working there expects it.
what I do whenever I go in there is come with a list of what I had in mind and chat with the dudes who work there. bunch of knowledgeable people who know what they have and provide plenty of suggestions. its difficult to go in there without an agenda because of the sporadic nature of the place so know what you're looking for and the type of style you want to walk out with. the website can help.
if you're looking for high demand and rare stuff, there are waiting lists.
overall, difficult to navigate but I don't care about that when the selection and staff are above average.
10-29-2013 19:59:59 | More by de1m0nte
The Beer Yard in Wayne, PA
100 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.