Yards Brewing Co.
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Active Beers: 39
Beer Ratings: 5,415
Beer Avg: 3.82
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 46 | Reviews: 23 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by joeebbs:
4.25/5 rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Date of visit: 12.23.2010
This was the third time I've been to the tasting room at Yards. Got there a little after noon and there were already 4 other patrons inside. Since it was a working day I saw some cleaning being done on some of the tanks as well as the bottling line moving. The whole place had the awesome smell of beer being brewed.
We brought with us a sample of some homebrew since we were told by them last time that it if you homebrew bring it when you visit a brewery. I highly recommend doing this as the staff was excited to try it and offered critiques and compliments.
Along with the Ales of the Revolution and the yearly Yards offerings on tap they also had Trubble de Yards, Love Stout and a Bourbon Barrel George Washington Porter. The food is not your standard bar food but instead some high quality soups and grilled cheese sandwiches. For desert they also have fudge and Tasty-cakes.
The tasting room is very spacious with a large clean-looking bar with plenty of seats. There are a few booths as you walk in and tables scattered throughout also provide adequate seating. As the day grew later more patrons showed up perhaps making a little bit much for the staff to keep up with.
Overall the Yards tasting room is one of the best around to grab a few pints and have some good food and conversation with the guys who make it. I highly recommend taking one of their tours on a Saturday and if you can go for lunch on a weekday to get a little more personal relaxed experience.
12-27-2010 20:59:50 | More by joeebbs
More User Reviews:
4.19/5 rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | $$
I've been to the Yard's tasting room a few times now. They have basically all of their standard beers on tap (and a few on cask) including one or two specialties/seasonals. The decor is pretty interesting, rustic meets contemporary, highly inspired by the various beers as well as Philadelphia's history/Founding Fathers.
The drafts are reasonably priced (freshly squeezed of course) and delicious. 64oz growlers are available for five dollars. There are two different types of growler pours; 'Signature' and 'Revolutionary' for $10 and $12 respectively. I think it's a pretty good deal and always remember to bring my growler for a visit.
They offer tours on weekends about every half hour between noon and 4. Guides are knowledgeable and have a sense of humor. A few 4oz pours are offered for sampling during the tour.
The tasting room does not offer food, but on Saturdays a rotating selection of food trucks park out front and always smell delicious.
Overall, I really like their offerings and try to stop by whenever I can.
Philadelphia. Craft Beer.
01-29-2014 03:07:45 | More by ZagZagg
Yards Brewing Co. in Philadelphia, PA
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