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Yards Brewing Co.

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

77 Ratings
Ratings: 77
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%
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 +19.9%

Mcroft25, Jul 11, 2014
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JCB905PA, Mar 04, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Clanceykid, Oct 23, 2013
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cmq103, Oct 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

baconfromwalmart, Apr 26, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

IPAMike724, Aug 26, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +15.1%

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
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

IPAchris, Dec 02, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Jan 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Saxboy10, Mar 18, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +12.7%

I stopped at Yard's on Monday when "BeerAdvocate Preemptively 'did' Philly."
This was my first time at Yard's. I was excited to see what it was like.
The location is wide open, but planned well. The brewing area is displayed just behind the bar through glass doors. After being completely awestruck, I sat back an got comfortable.
Yard's beers are all on tap. There is a list of the beer available just next to the bar area on a chalk board. You can order a "small" or a pint. Pints cost money, smalls are for sampling and are on the house. Taste a few and order a pint of what you like the most. The beer is excellent and ridiculously fresh.
Also, give a look at the food menu also located on the chalk board. I gave the pepper pot soup a go and absolutely loved it.
Everything was priced well so that you could taste, drink, and eat as you please instead of rack up some bill that you don't want to pay. That's what Yard's seemed to be all about; making their customer happy instead of ripping their wallet away, emptying it, and taking off. The staff was kind, the head brewer (Tom Kehoe) was on site, the guys were open to showing guests around, and would chat it up without making anyone feel rushed. Tom was kind and was talking to us for about a half an hour about his ideas, goals, and how he felt about the local beer scene. Steve (head of operations) was hanging out amongst the guests, showed us around town, and came out to dinner with us later on.
Overall, a great experience. The guys at Yard's are humble people. I will go back with friends, will feel comfortable and a part of the family, and will recommend Yard's brewery as a perfect place for an on the go meal accompanied by some wicked beer.

RobertColianni, Feb 09, 2011
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4.64/5  rDev +11.3%

JJTrex, Aug 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Jst_47, Jul 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

wildwm, May 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

jos76, Jul 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Thirsty2383, Nov 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

pjkelley82, Mar 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

ejmvet, Apr 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

tedho21, Sep 06, 2014
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4.39/5  rDev +5.3%

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
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4.35/5  rDev +4.3%

Nice that you can review this place now. My wife went here last winter when the bar area openend to the public and again today for some good stuff. The atmosphere is very laid back and fun. They used to have a t.v. but I guess they took it away. As you walk in the door you are greeted by a host (hostess) behind a glass case with a couple of knick knacks (t-shirts,glassware,etc.) To your right is a knight which watches over the pool table. Also a shuffle board which runs the length of the back wall. The tanks are visible behind a massive clear plexi-glass wall. The bar-top which is made from old bowling alley in the back.

The service is amazing it was kind of dead when we walked in today but that's inclines to be more fun (easier to get to the pool table or shuffle board and no wait at the bar)

The only problem with the place is the food. A few things like a grilled cheese or a pressed turkey sandwhich but it is not the food we are here for.

As for the brews. They are stellar.I had the Love stout for the very first time and I will say I was blown away. This place is a playground for adults. I just wish it had a bit of later hours and I would be here more often.

TheFightfan1, Oct 23, 2010
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4.33/5  rDev +3.8%

The wife and I came to Yards as part of our beer exploration of Philly. The industrial location reminds me of Goose Island in Chicago, but the interior is bigger and better than most breweries I've been to. Airy, spacious, with high ceilings and a lot of light, a pool table and a shuffleboard, plus the big wooden bar, which wraps around and sits a heckuva lot of folks.

The atmosphere is great- a working brewery with the beer tanks on view and a genuine, working-class feel. Nice, friendly bartender; a bit overwhelmed when the bar filled up (he cooks, pours beer, sells kegs and cases), but alright.

They have eight taps and offer $5 flights. I got the "Revolutionary Ales" flight, with 18th century recipes: Tavern Porter, Tavern Ale, Tavern Spruce and a nitro-based Love Stout. These were all interesting but not great

There's some food at reasonable prices, including a bison chili, a grilled cheese sandwich, a big bratwurst on rustic bread and some soup, plus desserts like fudge from Philly's own Betty's Speakeasy.

I also had a bourbon barrel-aged Tavern Porter, disappointing and pricey at $7.

But other than that, Yards is a fun place to visit, hang out at and buy some beer from. I highly recommend it!

DoubleSimcoe, Feb 04, 2011
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4.3/5  rDev +3.1%

This place was really cool. We came expecting to have a crowded, hard to park place in Philly. We got street parking right outside the door, were welcomed in the door, and enjoyed a draft and pool until the tour started, The tour started with free beer and was mediocre in quality... our guide was not real knowledgeable. I was asking about the oyster stout and he had no clue... even though I just had it on draft. It was very scripted. The merch and beer were all very reasonable... I had a 4x4oz flight and my wife had a root beer and it was $7... not bad for Philly.

TheSupremeAJ, Mar 18, 2011
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4.29/5  rDev +2.9%

Yards is a great beer spot ESPICIALLY for the younger guys. Only stopped by for a flight but the place was packed at 2 on a Saturday afternoon. And the tours were sold out until 5 so couldn't stay for one.

Staff was very friendly and fast. Games, food and a great beer selection await you at Yards.

Ravenclaws, Jul 03, 2014
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Yards Brewing Co. in Philadelphia, PA
93 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.