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