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The Beer Yard

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The Beer YardThe Beer Yard
BA SCORE
100
world-class

114 Ratings
Ratings: 114
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 4.63
pDev: 9.5%
$$ - reasonable
[ Store ]

218 E Lancaster Ave
Wayne, Pennsylvania, 19087-4104
United States
phone: (610) 688-3431

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Reviews by Slatetank:
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +0.4%
quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

I went to the Beer Yard with my brother tenderbranson69 on Sunday. I found the place with the door open, we missed the 'behind starbucks' sign the first time we drove by.

A bit small, with tight aisles and the place was pretty warm(we stepped into the walk-in to cool off), but overall the interior is pretty organized as others have mentioned.
Belgians and glassware to the left with UK toward the back and German in the center with American Craft halfway down the aisle. The rest is to the left including soda and snacks.

The selection is something you have to check out - Old Rasputin XII was sighted and many other craft brands like Port/Lost abbey, Russian River, Dark Horse, Founders, Hair of the Dog, Bear Republic, Elysian Great Lakes to name a few. The Cantillion, Fantome, De Proef and many other belgians were available as well as great German ales like Reissdorf Kölsch, Aventinus and Weihenstephaner. I was very impressed by the unique beers like Furthermore and Ola Dubh 12, 16, Coniston Bluebird that were in stock.

The service is top notch, we were able to talk about the Beer Geek Brunch and were asked multiple times if we needed assistance. Checking out is quick and painless. I know I will be returning as the value is apparent in the Beer Yard - don't pass this place up!

08-24-2009 14:24:31 | More by Slatetank
More User Reviews:
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orsulacp

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%

07-25-2014 20:04:39 | More by orsulacp
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markgugs

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

07-08-2014 00:13:57 | More by markgugs
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Wml5009

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +2.6%

07-02-2014 22:51:19 | More by Wml5009
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sandlansd

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-22-2014 13:42:25 | More by sandlansd
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mfunk9786

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +8%

06-02-2014 15:26:15 | More by mfunk9786
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

06-02-2014 02:21:51 | More by Casey3236
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Cdmomo79

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -2.8%

05-02-2014 19:00:59 | More by Cdmomo79
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jonnyb79

Pennsylvania

4.37/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | $$

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
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de1m0nte

Pennsylvania

4.19/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$

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
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The Beer Yard in Wayne, PA
100 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.