It’s after 2 p.m., and I guarantee you’re starting to drag. It’s Friday, it’s been a long week, and it’s about to be an icky weekend. Ugh.
Well, Yards Brewing Company wants to lift your spirits today by is picking up the tab at coffeehouses around town. Don’t you feel better already?
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Okay, first? Best name ever.
Second? The deal ain’t bad either. On Wednesday, February 12, from 5-7pm, the Oyster House will be pouring four different versions of Yards Love Stout (classic, vanilla, chocolate and coffee) at $3 a pint, paired with the house’s buck-a-shuck oysters.
It’s really as simple as that. Get down there early, snag a spot at the bar and wear your drinking socks. It’s gonna be a good night.
Oyster House [f8b8z]
Last night I was invited to try Yards Rye for the first time. The beer was very drinkable for an IPA, with a dry finish. And the beer certainly did pair well with barbecue, which Yards brought in from Fette Sau for the event. Before the drinking and eating, I joked with brewmaster Tom Kehoe how he ever came up with Rye as the name for the beer. He admitted it wasn’t the most clever name, but follows Yards tradition of straightforward naming (IPA, ESA, Philly Pale Ale). Not that they didn’t try to come up with something as catchy as Brawler. In fact Yards is still trying to come up with something funny (or punny). And they’re looking for your help.
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This January Yards Brewing is launching a new seasonal beer. Yards Rye is is a boldly hopped amber-colored IPA that uses rye malt to give the beer a subtle spiciness.
The beer will be available through March on draft and in twelve-ounce bottles. Look for it where you typically find Yards beers.
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With Thanksgiving looming and the holiday season descending upon us, we bet you’re going to need some new drink recipes. In the December, 2013 issue of Philadelphia magazine we asked George Reilly of Twisted Tail, Phoebe Esmon of Emmanuelle and Lê of Hop Sing Laundromat to help us create twelve winter holiday drinks.
The 12 Best Winter Holiday Drinks [Philadelphia Magazine]
Tonight at the Fleisher Art Memorial (719 Catharine Street) Johnny Goodtimes is hosting a All-Philly Quiz. The event will cover everything from Tastykakes to William Penn. $10 gets you in and beer from Yards Brewing plus music from The Naked Sun.
The doors open at 7 p.m. and the quiz starts at 8 p.m.
Yards Presents All-Philly Quiz on Friday Night at the Fleisher [Johnny Goodtimes]
Several local brewers are starting to see dark clouds on the horizon regarding the Federal government’s shutdown. Breweries are required to get a federal brewery license before they begin brewing for resale and all beer labels go through an approval process. And of course, none of that is progressing right now.
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It’s not often that the Be Well Philly crew comes over on our turf and starts writing about beer.
But in this case, it’s cool because they’ve got some more details on where to get your hands on the new Yards raspberry tart ale that’s being rolled out–a dollar from the sale of each bottle going to breast cancer research.
So it’s okay. Go over on the other side of the fence and see what all the healthy kids are talking about. But don’t forget to come back, because we’re the ones with all the bourbon, waffles and pie.
Yards Releases Pink Beer For Breast Cancer Month [Be Well Philly]
Head to Kraftwork this evening for Yards Brewing Company’s Tap Handle Throwdown. The Fishtown bar will be pouring eight ales from Yards on handcrafted handles made as part of Yards collaboration with NextFab Studio. Everyone who shows up gets to vote on which one becomes the next official Yards tap handle.
Kraftwork [Official Site]
Yards Brewing [Official Site]
NextFab Studio on Washington Avenue and Yards Brewing are holding a Tap Handle Throwdown as part of the 2013 DesignPhiladelphia Festival. The idea is to submit your prototype for a tap handle for the popular local brewer. The winner receives:
- An afternoon at the Yards Tasting Room ($150 value)
- $200 gift card from Yards
- A six-month NextFab membership
- Complete Yards outfit
- And their tap handle appears all around town
It’s free to enter and even registering can result in winning tools from NextFab Studio.
Check out the details on the registration page and start considering what would you design. Submissions are due by August 27th. September will feature teaser events across the city and October 17th will see a gala event where the winner will be chosen by the public.
Yards Tap Handle Throwdown with NextFab Studio [Yards Brewing]