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]
It’s time for Yards Brewing’s Cape of Good Hope. The yearly IPA has a different recipe each year but it has always been memorable. This year’s brew is crafted with 100% pilsner malt, Columbus, Centennial, El Dorado, Calypso and Galaxy hops. The double IPA weighs in at 9% alcohol by volume and will be available beginning on August 1st.
Yards has also brewed a collaborative English style IPA, WD-70 with Brendan Hartranft of Memphis Taproom, Local 44, Resurrection Ale House and Strangelove’s. The beer is a low gravity, easy drinking ale and will be available at all his bars today at 5 p.m.
Also coming down the pike from the Delaware Avenue brewery are two other seasonal beers. Pynk is a tart berry ale that will be available in 12-ounce bottles. Cicada is a Belgian IPA and will be available in 750 ml bottles.
Yards Brewing [Official Site]
Recently, a couple of new “gluten-free” beers have come to market in Philadelphia. Both Omission Beer and Two Brothers Prairie Path Golden Ale are being billed as “crafted to remove gluten.” These beers are brewed with barley but the addition of an enzyme during the brewing process, breaks down the gluten molecule. The enzyme added is a product called Brewers’ Clarex. The additive is used to prevent chill haze, making the beer less cloudy at cold temperatures. But recently the connection between Brewers’ Clarex and breaking down gluten has been discovered. Tests of Omission and Prairie Path have found less than ten parts per million of gluten, below recommended levels for being declared gluten-free.
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It’s good to keep an eye on what Yards is pouring in their tasting room because they often have a one-off beer that’s worth the trip to Delaware Avenue. That’s the case today as the brewery has added La Colombe coffee to its Love Stout. The beer features cold press corsica coffee in the brewing and Corsica beans have steeped in the firkin. It won’t show up at your local bar, so head to the tasting room now.
Yards Brewing [Facebook]