Yards Events For Lovers And For Fighters

Two events, three bars, two charities and one ice skating rink.


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.

First, the fight:

On Wednesday, February 8, Leigh Maida and the crews at Local 44, Strangelove’s and Clarkville will be debuting their new house beer called Heavy Manners. It’s a “Foreign export-style stout” made with coffee and brewed by Yards.

The inaugural tapping will be on Wednesday, and to celebrate $1 from every Heavy Manners sold will go to the Nationalities Services Center–a “Philadelphia based organization that provides comprehensive services to immigrants and refugees, including legal protections, community integration, access to health and wellness services, and opportunities to achieve English language proficiency.”

They’ve been around since 1921 and do good work for local immigrants and refugees. You can check them out here if you want more information.

So yes, stop into Local 44, Strangelove’s or Clarkville anytime on Wednesday the 8th and show your support. Your beer drinking can, according to Maida, “help support those fighting for radical sanity on the local front lines at this critical moment in history.” And that sounds pretty good to me.

Now, the love:

Also happening on Wednesday, the Yards Cozy Love Stout Party at the Blue Cross RiverRink at Winterfest. This is the first event of its kind and will feature limited-edition batches of Love Stout (plus all kinds of other Yards ales). But since that’s not enough all on it’s own, there’s also this:

“Then sit back and listen to the finest of Philly’s tragic, weird and hilarious love stories, submitted by the public and read aloud by the Yards Crew. Yards will choose the finalists whose stories will be read aloud at the Cozy Love Stout Party. Finalists will receive Love Stout swag. One winner, chosen by crowd vote, will take home a $50 Yards gift card!”

Tickets will run you $13 each and include one 16oz beer of your choice, a s’mores kit and a $2 contribution to Project HOME which helps adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. You can pay at the door, or get your tickets in advance.

Interested in participating? If you have a love story you want to submit for consideration, you can do it here. But really, you should probably check out the event details and submission requirements here first.