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Yards Brewing Company

Member since 2003
Locally-Owned
At Yards, it’s about brewing what we love, loving what we brew, and doing it in the most environmentally friendly way we can. We’re Pennsylvania’s first 100% wind-powered brewery, our cardboard packaging is certified by the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, the bar tops in our tasting room are made from re-purposed bowling alley lanes. Instead of discarding our spent grain, we send it to local farms for use as livestock feed. Each year, we collect and reuse about two million gallons of water in the brewery. Our bison meat, whole grain breads, and salad greens are all sourced from local farms, and we compost our food scraps from the tasting room’s kitchen with a local composting company. We're proud to be longstanding members of the Sustainable Business Network, and we were recently honored at the Non-profit Professionals Summit for our extensive work with the non-profit sector. But we can’t do all this good without the hard work of our staff and the support of our local business partners. Not only are over ¾ of our employees proud Philadelphia residents, the majority of our vendors and wholesale accounts are located within a 100-mile radius of the city. So when someone raises a pint of Yards, they are bolstering their local economy and ensuring that its businesses continue to thrive. Cheers to that!
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