Yards Brewery and Taproom Is on Track for a November Opening

Rendering courtesy of Yards Brewing Company

Yards Brewing Company has been planning to leave its now-cramped space on Delaware Avenue for a bigger, better facility in Northern Liberties for a while now.

And this week, we learned that their new 70,000 square-foot spot at 500 Spring Garden Street, Yards Brewery and Taproom, will open sometime in November — and that James Beard Award semifinalist Jim Burke will head up the brewery’s first-ever kitchen.

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Federal Donuts Is Throwing a Block Party on Sansom Street This Weekend

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Federal Donuts: The Partially True Spectacular Story — “a love letter to the donut people of America” — dropped this past week.

And to celebrate the release of the cookbook that chronicles how Federal Donuts author-partners Michael Solomonov, Steve Cook, Tom Henneman, Bob Logue, and Felicia D’Ambrosio made it all happen, they’re throwing a blowout block party in front of the shop.

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Hey, Runners! There’s a Giant Citywide Beer Run Happening Next Week

The finish line, Yards Brewing Company | Photo via Facebook

Attention, Philly runners! Next Thursday, September 14th, there’s a special event just for YOU: the All City Summer Beer Run, which, as the name suggests, is a night of running, beer drinking and celebrating. Runners from nearly 18 local running clubs, plus solo runners, will be gathering all over the city for group runs to Yards Brewery, where the real party starts. The real party being a celebration of running and the end of summer with the perfect post-workout drink (beer, duh).

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Where to Get Free Beer (and Shake Shack!) After the Broad Street Run

Broad Street Run Tailgate at FDR Park | Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Runner

Broad Street Run Tailgate at FDR Park | Photo courtesy of Philadelphia Runner

After running your little heart out for 10 miles down Broad Street, you deserve some snacks and sweet hangs. And the folks at Philadelphia Runner have your back: Once again, they’re hosting their annual Broad Street Run Tailgate in FDR Park, complete with Shake Shack food and Yards beer for all.  Read more »

Yards Events For Lovers And For Fighters


We’ve got two events coming up next week–one for lovers, one for fighters, both of them with Yards beer in the middle and both of them happening on February 8.

Also, there might be some ice skating. So read on for details.

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Booze News: Tough Broads and More


Tough Broad: A collaboration of Yards Brewing and Philadelphia Distilling

In our never ceasing coverage of the always expanding local distilling scene we drop the following booze news. From limited releases to cocktail tasting dinners featuring goose.

Yards Brewing and Philadelphia Distilling have collaborated to make a whiskey. It’s name is Tough Broad, named for Broad Street as well as an homage to “the strong talented women of this great city.” The whiskey started with a distillate made by Yards and similar to Thomas Jefferson Tavern Ale. From there, Philadelphia Distilling ran it through its stills a couple of times and aged it in a highly charred American oak barrel. The result is a whiskey with hints of malt.

The whiskey is an extremely limited run (just 300 bottles available) and they are taking pre-orders. And that order will come with a pickup and sneak peek at Philly Distilling’s new Fishtown distillery at 25 East Allen Street in the Fillmore complex. The 375ml bottles are going to be available for $45. Contact Pete at 215-671-0346 x:13 or pete@philadelphiadistilling.com.


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Yards Is Hosting Brawlerfest this Weekend

brawler fest 940This Saturday, November 5th, Yards Brewing is hosting Brawlerfest at the its upcoming brewery location at 5th and Spring Garden. Brawlerfest is a “beer ball” that is part beer festival, part old-school carnival, part block party and music fest.

In addition to standard and special edition Yards beers, there will also be food trucks and music by local bands Marah, Blayer Point-du-Jour & Rockers Galore and more. And since it is Brawlerfest, current UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez will be on hand.

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