29 December 2011
I just heard from my pal Steve Mashington @ Yard’s Brewery and I’m excited to announce that Yards Brewery will be holding the 12-days of Barleywine & local Philly establishment starting New Years Eve (12/31). Details from Steve:
Philadelphia, PA — On the 1st day of barleywine, my true love gave to me….11 more days of barleywine! That’s the theme for Yards Brewing Company in 2012 as they get things started with a bang. In late 2009 a few Yards employees came up with the incredibly
terrible, awesome idea of releasing their English-style Barleywine, Olde Bartholomew, with 10 days of cask-conditioned firkins. Despite better judgment, the gents pulled it off and had a rousing good time with local beer fans. Elbows were bent, memories were made and the Hulmeville Inn won another stupid bet.
Flash forward to late 2011 and the Yards folks are at again. Sticking with the theme of
terrible, awesome ideas they have elected to stretch it out to 12 days. That’s right, 12 days of cask-conditioned Olde Bartholomew. What better way to kick off the new year and resolutions? Why not make a resolution that you will enjoy? Have a glass of barleywine.
Starting December 31, 2012 at the Dawson Street Pub in Manayunk, Yards founder Tom Kehoe will be on hand to tap the 1st firkin of Olde Bartholomew from the 2011 batch. Going back to his routes (Dawson St. also tapped the first keg of Yards in 1995) is always a thrill for Kehoe. “We first crafted Olde Bartholomew back in 1996. It’s exciting to revive this beer and I could not think of a better place to start things off than Dawson Street.”, says Kehoe.
From there the wild ride jumps to South Philly in time for the annual Mummers parade where the crew takes their wares to the Devils Den. With a fireplace and a glass of barleywine, you can prep for the parade as you recover from your New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Each day the Yards crew will hit one of the venerable establishments listed below. There will be special beers at each location, including a few surprises (there may still be some 2009 Olde Bartholomew somewhere…) and possibly even Olde Bart himself may make an appearance. Stop by and say hi to Tom and the guys as they embark on yet another
terrible awesome adventure.
12/31/11 – Dawson St. Pub, Manayunk –7pm
1/1/12 – Devils Den, Philadelphia – 1pmish
1/2/12 – Memphis Taproom, Philadelphia – All day
1/3/12 – Watkins Drinkery, Philadelphia – 7pm
1/4/12 – Standard Tap, Philadelphia – 6pm
1/5/12 – Hulmeville Inn, Hulmeville – 7pm
1/6/12 – Good Dog Bar – Philadelphia – 7pm
1/7/12 – Philadelphia Bar and Restaurant, Philadelphia – 4pm
1/8/12 – Varga Bar, Philadelphia – 5pm
1/9/12 – Kite and Key, Philadelphia – 7pm
1/10/12 – Drafting Room, Exton – 7pm
1/11/12 – Barcade, Philadelphia – 6pm