Brewery Facts

  • Yard’s was founded in 1994 in a garage in Philadelphia’s Manayunk neighborhood and produced less than 700 barrels of beer
  • Founder and president Tom Kehoe graduated from McDaniel College in Westminster in 1988; while at school, he honed his skills as a homebrewer in his dorm room perfecting recipes he’d later use at Yards
  • Kehoe also had an internship at British Brewing Company in Linthicum, MD; British Brewing, which later became Oxford Brewing Company, was the first micro-brewery in Maryland since the repeal of Prohibition.
  • In 2017, Yards opened a new brewery with a capacity of 200,000 barrels per year; their beer is still sold in just a five-state footprint in the mid-Atlantic.
  • For much of their time at Bond, Yards volume was over 12,000 CE; driven primarily by the unique offerings in the Ales of the Revolution series.

Top Products

Jefferson’s Golden Ale

  • Presidential Strong Golden Ale
  • 8%ABV
  • Recipe recreated from one used to brew at Monticello by Thomas Jefferson
  • Rye, wheat and honey combine to create a complex, potent brew
  • Untappd: 3.6/5 BeerAdvocate: 88 points


  • English Mild Session Ale
  • 4.2% ABV
  • Smooth, ruby-colored brew with a malt-forward character and hints of caramel and toast
  • Low ABV makes this the perfect choice to go a few rounds
  • Untappd: 3.55/5 BeerAdvocate: 84 points

Washington’s Porter

  • Presidential Porter
  • 7%ABV Recipe detailed in a Revolutionary War-era letter from Washington to his officers
  • Molasses gives a rich caramel aroma to this robust, roasty ale
  • Untappd: 3.69/5 BeerAdvocate: 86 points

Philadelphia Pale Ale

  • Citrusy Pale Ale
  • 4.6%ABV Dry-hopped with Simcoe hops; more drinkable than bitter, aromatic than aggressive
  • Light, low-ABV and super refreshing
  • Untappd: 3.54/5 BeerAdvocate: 84 points


  • Signature IPA
  • 7% ABV 62 IBU
  • Loaded with assertive American hops with a firm malt character from floor-malted English barley
  • Aromas of pine and tangerine create a perfectly balanced IPA
  • Untappd: 3.57 /5 BeerAdvocate: 86 points

Summer Crush

  • Seasonal Citrus Wheat Beer
  • 5%ABV
  • A crushable wheat beer with a juicy finish for bright days and hot nights
  • Brewed with orange and lime zest for citrusy refreshment
  • Untappd: 3.54/5 BeerAdvocate: 82 points


  • Unfiltered Hazy
  • IPA 6.5%ABV
  • Bold and aromatic; loaded with tropical, citrus-forward Azacca, Calypso, Comet & Bravo hops
  • Hazy golden color; unfiltered just like the city where it’s brewed
  • Untappd: 3.68/5 BeerAdvocate: Not enough ratings

Variety Packs

Variety Packs are a big part of our Yards business and there are three to choose from:

Ales of the Revolution

  • Ales of the Revolution Variety 12pk: 4 each Thomas Jefferson Golden, George Washington Porter and Poor Richard’s Spruce Ale

Core Variety

  • Core Variety 12pk: 3 each of Pale Ale, Brawler, IPA and Love Stout

Summer Mix

  • Summer Mix 12pk bottles: 3 each of Philadelphia Pale Ale, IPA, Pynk and Summer Crush