Real Ale is back!
Sunday, April 14th
Did you know that Yards moved a few blocks west in the Fall of 2017 to our new brewery and taproom at 5th and Spring Garden? We took a little hiatus to get settled into the new digs, but now we're ready to bring back our most beloved festival, and it's gonna be bigger than ever.
The Yards 2019 Real Ale Invitational will have 60 cask-conditioned beers from the latest and greatest Philly area breweries, your favorite American brewers, the OGs from across the Pond, and of course, Yards. Sample as you roam our brewhouse and packaging facility. Jam to live music in our warehouse surrounded by towering walls of kegs, cans, and bottles (selfie opportunities abound). And enjoy hearty British fare and festival-friendly bites in our sunlit, spacious taproom.
All guests will receive a commemorative glass and guide to the day's festivities. All tickets also include food and live music to enjoy throughout the afternoon. Beer is included for regular admission ticket holders only. Tickets will be available at the door for an additional charge if the event does not sell out. (Real Ale has sold out for the last six years, so we don't recommend waiting.) This event will be held rain or shine and guests must be 21+ to attend.
What is real ale?
Cask ale (or real ale) is unfiltered, unpasteurized beer that carbonates naturally inside a cask rather than using nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure. This brewing method originated in England and Yards helped resurrect the style in Philly over 20 years ago with our Extra Special Ale. And we’ve been keeping it real since 2008 with the Real Ale Invitational.