Smoke ‘Em if You Got ‘Em: Yards’ 6th Annual

yards-smoke-em-if-you-got-em-400Smoked meat, barbecue and of course beer. All are in the spotlight at Yards Brewing Company‘s 6th annual Smoke ‘Em if Yous Got ‘Em extravaganza. A perfect way to celebrate the end of summer, the beer and food fest will take place on Sunday, September 14th from noon to 4 p.m. The fest includes dishes from the region’s best amateur chefs paired with over 30 craft beers (smoked and otherwise) from around the world.

The day begins with a complimentary commemorative glass and field guide to the day’s festivities and ends with a full stomach and good live music. Although the smoked meat and other dishes will be judged by professionals in the industry, you’ll also have the opportunity to vote for your favorite dish. Yards will also have limited edition Smoke ‘Em tees available for purchase.

The event is held rain or shine and tickets can be purchased online or in Yards’ Tasting Room at at 901 N. Delaware Ave. However, Yards warns that tickets sell out every year, so it’d be best to just click the link and get ‘em online.

Smoke ‘Em if Yous Got ‘Em [Yards Brewing]

Tonight: Jerry’s Bar Hosting Four-Course Farm to Bar Dinner

farm-to-bar-jerrys-400Jerry’s Bar, which was recently named a Best of Philly City Brunch spot, is proving good things happen at dinner too. Tonight, September 3rd, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., chef Matt Moon is hosting a four-course Farm to Bar Dinner.

Featuring fresh, organic food from Greensgrow Farm and brews from Yards Brewing, the dinner will take place on the balcony of the Northern Liberties bar.

Each course will include a beer pairing, as well as a description of the courses served and ingredients used from a Greensgrow farm expert and a Yards Brewing brew master. Vegetarian and vegan options will also be available.

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Yards Collaboration Beers Hit the Streets, the Pier and the Pitch

SOB_Tap_Sticker_AlePageYards Brewing is on an exclusive beer kick. Last week they debuted Sons of Ben Rowdy Style Ale. A beer dedicated to Philadelphia Union’s supporters club. And over at Morgan’s Pier, they’ve just begun pouring Yards Petty’s Island Ale, a nitro cream ale brewed for the outdoor bar with summer-day drinking in mind.

And tomorrow, City Tap House is debuting their exclusive Yards Brewing collaboration, Just Off Walnut. This beer is a Belgian Brown Ale brewed with a De Koninck yeast strain, leaving a fruity nose and spicy crisp finish. City Tap House managing partner Andy Farrell and Yards brewmaster Tim Roberts went back in forth in creating an accessible beer that is light and easy but sophisticated enough for the beer snob as well. 

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Last Daze Of The Philadelphia Science Festival (See What We Did There?)

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Look, we know it’s fashionable to be a geek these days. But do you know something else we know? Though geeks may be a primary target audience for the Philadelphia Science Festival, you totally don’t have to be a geek to geek out on it. And even though we needed a tutor to pass high school Physics (we’re writers, after al), we’ve thoroughly enjoyed every previous Science Fest event we’ve attended.

Fine, you’re right–we’ve only ever attended the beer and food events, but whatever. That’s not the point.

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Broad Street Pop Up Garden Returns This Weekend

phs-pop-up-garden-winterThe Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Pop-Up Garden on Broad Street is coming back this weekend.

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society is trying to cut through all this snow with a return of its super-successful Pop Up Garden. From Friday, February 14th through Sunday, February 16th, the garden will be open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

There will be heated tents to make the weather bearable and Yards Brewing Company beers will pour. And check out the bright trees from Brian Hoffman Design.

The return of the pop-up garden is part of PHS’s Flower Bomb events. All part of the run-up towards the Philadelphia Flower Show.

Cow & Curd Getting Ready For Its Closeup

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For a while now, the crew at The Cow & The Curd have been bringing cheese curds to the streets of Philadelphia. They’ve done events, pairing dinners and lots and lots of lunches. But now, for the first time, they’re going to be on TV. National TV.

NBC’s 1st Look (that’s okay, I had to look it up, too) is coming to town on February 17 to shoot a segment at Yards Brewing, featuring their Ales Of The Revolution series paired with cheese curds from Cow & Curd. It’s a President’s Day thing, so…you know. Revolutionary beers and fried cheese? Makes total sense.

The show will air nationally. And, of course, they’re looking for a crowd. So… If you like beer, cheese curds and TV, now you’ve got something to do on President’s Day.

You’re welcome.

The Cow & The Curd [Official]