This is the Beer Yard news page, with brewing news from the Philadelphia area and beyond.
- May 14, 2013 - The Big Shift: Germany Is Importing U.S. Beers
- Almost 65 years after Allied planes flew Western supplies into blockaded Berlin, a new American import is arriving by air: craft beer. The beer is being flown in as part of a new surge of German interest in American brewing, upending a centuries-old relationship in which German beer defined the golden standard for brewing and Americans emulated it... German consumers, intrigued by unfamiliar flavors, are purchasing more imported beer and are increasingly copying American efforts with their own small-scale brewing operations.
Read the whole story.
- May 10, 2013 - Flying Fish Hurricane Sandy Relief Beer Will Return
- FROM A FLYING FISH NEWS RELEASE: After many, many requests asking us to re-release the beer for the summer, we're going to brew one batch of Sandy in kegs and then about 1,000 cases in the 750 ml champagne bottles that the Exit series beers come in. We will continue our fundraising efforts by earmarking a portion of these proceeds to add to the $45,000 we've already donated to the rebuilding efforts.
Kegs of this wheat pale ale will be heading out in time for Philly Beer Week in June. We're hoping to get the bottles out in mid- to late-June. Stay tuned.
And if you can't wait that long, the last keg of the original FU Sandy is being tapped on May 15 at Natirar Ninety Acres.
In the meantime we are featuring the very cool FU Sandy glassware and t-shirts.
If you were wondering were those donations went so far, read all about it here.
- May 08, 2013 - And Now There Are 50: Alabama Is Final State to Approve Homebrewing
- Homebrewing became federally legal in 1979, though the 21st Amendment predominantly leaves regulation of alcohol to the states. "Homebrewing has been an integral part of the history of America, so it's thrilling to know that soon all 50 states will support this growing hobby and long-standing tradition," said Gary Glass, director, American Homebrewers Association.
Read more here.
- May 06, 2013 - Three-Legged Goat Wins Sly Fox Goat Race
- Fan favorite Peggy the Three-Legged failed in her effort win her third straight title at the 15th annual Sly Fox Bock Fest & Goat Race in Phoenixville yesterday, being eliminated in the semi-finals.
Instead, the honor of having the 2013 Maibock named in his honor went to Simon, a first time contender who also has had a leg amputated (Peggy a rear leg, Simon a front one). Both goats are owned and cared-for by veterinarian Christina Vittoria and Weyerbacher brewer Colin Presby,
Thousands of revelers filled the parking lot in front of the Sly Fox Brewhouse & Eatery. A new twist this year was the addition of a large video screen on which the entire crowd could see the races as they happened rather than only the few hundred who secured a place along the racing path.
Here is the story covering the event from this morning's Pottstown Mercury.
- May 02, 2013 - Iron Hill Planned Ardmore Location Still In Dispute
- Board President Liz Rogan said the restaurant chain had granted an extension until June 20 for the board to vote on a resolution approving or denying approval of the inter-municipal transfer from a business in another part of Montgomery County. The postponement is the second in recent weeks on the application, which has sparked controversy in the residential neighborhoods near the shopping center on Greenfield Avenue. Read more here.