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Yards Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Yards Brewing Co.Yards Brewing Co.
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

75 Ratings
Ratings: 75
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.05%
Active Beers: 60
Beer Ratings: 6,683
Beer Avg: 3.79
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

901 N. Delaware Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19123
United States
phone: (215) 634-2600

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5/5  rDev +19.6%

cmq103, Oct 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.6%

Clanceykid, Oct 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.3%

acurtis, Oct 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

blbarnett3, Oct 12, 2013
Photo of jmdrpi
3.84/5  rDev -8.1%

Visited the brewery on a Saturday afternoon with friends to enjoy some brews.

The tasting room is attached to the brewery -and consists of a large bar, some tables, shuffle board and pool table all in a high ceilinged industrial space. Decorations consist of a lot of Yards swag. They have brewery tours for those interested.

Beer selection consisted of their 8 flagship beers (two 4 beer flight options), plus some specialty beers both on draft or bottle. As I've come to expect from Yards, all the beers were of high quality. Especially great if your a fan of English styles.

Bartenders were average, and prices were pretty reasonable. Draft beers and flights were all $5 I believe. We did not try the food.

jmdrpi, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of Joshuwutphilly
4.8/5  rDev +14.8%

Great time, went on a Saturday and the place was hopping. Sampled all the Yards I wanted and the tour is FREE and very informative. You can get rare selections from Yards that aren't sold in most stores. The beer was flowing, overall well worth the trip. Will definitely be going back.

Joshuwutphilly, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of SlidersAce814
3.41/5  rDev -18.4%

A: Right off the waterfront, the brewery located perfectly for summer evenings. However, the restaurant was small and the walls were cluttered with t-shirts, glassware, and accessories. Overall, it was okay.

Q: I enjoyed the beer, but the bar lacked selection.

Ser: All in all, the bartenders were pretty good at keeping glasses full.

Sel: As stated before, the selection of beer was limited.

F: N/A

V: Reasonable pricing.

SlidersAce814, Jun 20, 2013
Photo of NJBeer265
4.39/5  rDev +5%

Four of us visited Yards on the last day of our PA brewery trip. We arrived Sunday morning about 15 minutes before the brewery opened but they let us come in and sit at the bar and sample. The gentleman behind the bar was very friendly and knowledgeable about the beer. Overall the beer was good. The Love Stout on cask was delicious and even had my wife wanting to try one of her own and she does not enjoy cask beer. The Spruce beer was an interesting twist and we ended up getting three to bring home along with three of the IPAs which were smooth.

NJBeer265, May 22, 2013
Photo of slander
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%

Walked over from Barcade post Phette having just realized how close it was. Been here a few times since the divorce, but haven’t been out since that smoked beer event where Phil’s car was broken into, a few years back. Or I should say ‘had all his shit stolen out of his car’. Technically, your car was not broken into if you stupidly leave your car unlocked (as we discovered in the “So, how’d they break in?” inspection). Oh, Philip…

Large open room with a massive brewery behind the far wall of glass; fermenters to the ceiling. Yellowy concrete walls with black uppers, high arched ceiling done in black, with ductwork, high spinnys, & drop quisp colored glass lampings in rows and scattered, and concrete floorings.

Slat bowling lane topped bar shaped like the Hebrew letter Tav (kind of like a horseshoe with a tail), with a yellow panel base on trim, seating 20 on hightop chairs all around. Or at least on the U; the spur lost to service only. 2 towers of 4 each on the bar alongside glassware stacked, and 2 more towers of 4 along the spur with a single handpump there.

Back wall is boxed shelving holding all shirts and sizes, holiday lighting lined, with mannequins sporting shirtwear lining atop. Flat screen in the rear corner and over the opposite wall tap board. Logo banners drop along the perimeter, and some from 610WIP sports radio meaning little to me. Far wall holds a collage of Yards logo stickers over shared paisleyed benching. Pieces above slightly stashed; barrels, trophies, a suit of armor, the devil stirring some shit in a vat, a chaise lounge on wheels (I say ‘rickshaw’), another barrel, the big mallet, a Yards variety pack, etc. Bridge mural drop shade up front in the windows.

Long hightop table for 8 off the bar with stools if you can muster (yes, of course we did, having moved in on it quickly as people abandoned it for the tour). And otherwise, a row of 3 shorty square tables & a pair more angled, 3 tables sharing some church pew seating, 3 hightop roundys, a pair of shorty long low tables, 4 hightops and another square table just inside the door. Yes, I probs could have just said ‘yeah, there’s like a dozen and half tables for the sit at’, but I know you love my detail drivel. Table shuffleboard along the brewing room wall and a single pool table up front with bar counter space alongside.

Large blackboard space off the bar listing tap selections and pricing for beer to go (6 packs, cases, kegs, growls). You can do samplers of 4 of the ‘Signature Ales’ (Brawler, Extra Special Ale, Philadelphia Pale Ale, IPA), or ‘Ales of the Revolution’ (General Washington’s Tavern Porter, Thomas Jefferson’s Tavern Ale, Poor Richard’s Tavern Spruce Ale, and rounding out the sampler, the seemingly random Love Stout). Additionally, the one off ‘Trubbel De Yards’, and the cask Russian Imperial Stout. Drank a Brawler (solid session beer), the ESA (always excellent), and the cask RIS (quite nice, albeit 8.7% and I need to play chill). Would have liked to have seen the ESA on cask, as it is king, but alas, it was not to be. And, no, I will not be venturing into what Trubbel De Yards is.

They do list food here, a small menu of 9 items (chili, chips & salsa, hummus plate, 3 sandwiches, 2 wraps, and a quesadilla), but it seems that it’s the Sunflower food truck outside curbside that sees all the action. Ed grabbed some sort of Chicago Dog from them, but claimed it was more a Chicago Monte Crisco dog (There was French Toast, true, and yes, it was all cheesed up).

They really oughta buy up that little triangular patch of land out front and build themselves a beer garden, just sayin’. Some solid offerings I feel like I’ve been drinking for years now. They do some good business here. Mostly the ebb & flow of brewery tour tide coming and going, but still.

slander, Apr 24, 2013
Photo of jvillefan
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

A: It used to be an abandoned warehouse and still has the feel to it (in a good way). You can see the brewery from the tasting room which is really cool.

Q: They have very good beers and I heard the food was very good but I didn't try any.

Ser: The service is not better anywhere else. The bartender was very quick and very polite.

Sel: They had 10 beers on tap, all Yards beers. There were a lot of similarities between the beers thought.

V: The beer is pretty cheap especially because it is very good.

jvillefan, Jan 24, 2012
Yards Brewing Co. in Philadelphia, PA
93 out of 100 based on 75 ratings.