Run Through Philly Parks to Yards Brewing Company This Sunday

Rittenhouse Square | Photo by Flickr user Peter Miller

Rittenhouse Square | Photo by Flickr user Peter Miller

This Sunday, the Fairmount Park Conservancy is teaming up with Yards Brewing Company for a free five-mile run that sounds just lovely: The run will meet at 11:15 a.m. at Franklin Square at 6th and Race streets and will take runners through four of William Penn’s original parks, Franklin Square, Washington Square, Rittenhouse Square and Logan Circle.

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Yards Brewing Company Bringing Brand New Race to Delaware River Waterfront

Guy, guys, guys: STOP what you’re doing and open your calendar to Sunday, October 9th. Now write down “Yards Brewing Company 5,000 Yards Dash,” because that, my friends, is what you will be doing that Sunday. The Great American Brewery Runs series just added the brand spankin’ new race — which starts and ends at Yards Brewing Company on Delaware Avenue — to the this year’s race roster. Read more »

Six Pack: Beers You Definitely Need in Your Fridge This Weekend

yards chocolate stout 940

Yards Chocolate Stout available now.

Now that it’s looking like most of us will be snowed in this weekend, it’s time to take a peek in your fridge. You’ve got the milk and eggs, but do you have the beer? If not, now’s the time to stock up—but before you head to your local bottle shop, check out this list of some of our favorite winter beers.

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Yards Brewing Company Is Starting a Brunch Running Series

Photo from Yards Beer Run | Photo via Facebook

Photo from Yards Beer Run and Happy Hour | Photo via Facebook

There is nothing — nothing — I want more on a Sunday morning than a big ol’ plate of chocolate chip pancakes and an equally large mimosa. And maybe a side of veggie sausage, if I’m feeling particularly indulgent. But starting one’s Sunday with a giant plate of carbohydrates and a cup of alcohol isn’t really the best way to, you know, feel good about your decisions. Unless, of course, you run to said plate of carbohydrates and cup of alcohol, burning off calories en route and earning it — er, at least earning a few bites of it. We’re guessing Keith Zonderwyk at Yards Brewing Company had some similar thoughts in mind when he decided to start the #yardsbRUNch running series, which kicks off this Sunday, December 6th.
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Yards: Smoke ‘Em If Yous Got ‘Em Event This Sunday


Yards Brewing started its Smoke ‘Em if Yous Got ‘Em seven years ago, before the BBQ craze really hit Philly hard. But the annual event (which sells out every year) keeps getting stronger, and this year, 30 beers from around the country will join all sorts of smoked and BBQ’ed meats for a day-long jamboree this Sunday afternoon at the Yards brewery on Delaware Avenue.

Bluegrass, backYARDS (or in Yards’ case, front YARDS) and BBQ–what’s not to love? Tickets for the event will run you $55 and you can get yours (while supplies last) at the link below.

Smoke Em If Yous Got Em [Yards]

Tap Check: Nodding Head Update (Kind of) and Yards Cape of Good Hope

COGH_B+DWelcome to Tap Check, an occasional update on local beers in and around Philadelphia.

The Internet was all abuzz this morning with a Reddit poster purporting to be SPTR and Sardine Bar owner John Longacre, stating that Nodding Head Brewery was coming to 17th and Snyder, a large warehouse building that Longacre owns. Longacre told several news outlets that it wasn’t true. We knew that, because I came up with the same theory a several months ago. But there are some grains of truth in the connection between Longacre and Nodding Head head-man Curt Decker. Exact details are coming soon.

This Saturday, Yards Brewing is releasing one of my favorite beers of the year. Cape of Good Hope is Yards’ West Coast Double IPA. Each year the recipe changes, but it always worth seeking out. This year’s Cape of Good Hope is made with Ella, Lemondrop, Ahtanum, Motueka, Citra, Chinook and whole flower Columbus hops. It’s being described as having notes of citrus, melon and pine. Can’t wait till Saturday? There’s a sneak peek event tonight at Good Dog. Get there at 5 p.m. for the tapping.

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