Beer Today or This Weekend

Do you not know what to do this weekend? But, know you love beer? Philadelphia has many microbreweries check out one of the nine in the city right across the Delaware River. Tried all of those ones why not check out the many breweries on the outskirts of Philadelphia.

Not into bridges or city life? Check out breweries closer to home in the Garden State. No, there’s not as many in South Jersey as Philadelphia but there are still just as good.

The weekend rolls around and you’re not sure what to do? But know you want to go to the bar. Philly Tap Finder makes your search on what to do easily by bar, hood, on tap, style, and events.

Sick of hearing what they guys have to say on what beer tastes good or what brewery to visit. Here it from a women. Updated every month from a woman and also find out information on how to join a female only beer club.

Now if the bar scene isn’t for you. Try brewing your own beer from home with a home brewing kit. It could either be a lot of fun or a lot stress but why not try it. Go from being a beginner to a pro in no time.

Beer Flight.... Get tasting

Beer Flight…. Get tasting

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Yards Small Brewery

Tanks that hold the beer as it is brewed

Tanks that hold the beer as it is brewed

Beer Barrels

Beer Barrels

Loading Dock at Yards where they ship out the beer

Loading Dock at Yards where they ship out the beer

As you first walk into the door at Yards Brewery, they hand you a sample of the beer that they picked for that day, then ask if you are taking the brew tour or not.

Bryan my awesome tour guide took us into the back where the beloved beer is made. Bryan started off the tour with two rules: All the beer samples on the table had to be cleared off before the tour began. Second was we all had to like beer.

Bryan then told the tour “Yards is the greenest brewery in Pennsylvania.” They produce all ales, at 33,000 barrels a year. Which Bryan said is not bad for a small brewery that only ships down south to Virginia and farthest east to Pittsburg.

Yards main goal is consistency. Which Bryan said is the main goal of any brewery anywhere. You have to get every bottle, pint, or growler to taste the same. They achieve this by having one brew master and four brewers. It takes those guys 14 days to brew beer from start to finish.

Yards moved to their current location at 901N. Delaware Ave. in 2008. Bryan also clued us in on Yards having talks of expanding and creating a storefront to sell their beer. Not just be their current brewery and tasting room

All About Me

Hello, I’m Karlee Adair. I am a student at Rowan University with a major in Public Relations and concentration in New Media. I have a passion for beer specifically craft beer. For my Online Journalism Class I decided to create this blog and cover local breweries in South Jersey and Philadelphia. I plan to visit as many breweries as I can over the semester. As well as cover Octoberfest’s, find local home brewers and taste their beer.