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2019 Real Ale Invitational

Sunday, April 14, 2019, 12-4pm

500 Spring Garden St.

Philadelphia, PA 19123

Sixty cask-conditioned beers from your favorite breweries here in Philly and beyond. Live music. Great food. A commemorative glass that’s yours to keep. It’s the 11th annual Yards Real Ale Invitational, and this year we’re turning it up to 11. What are you waiting for?

Featured Breweries

Click on your favorite breweries below for firkin location and beer details!

  • Kurant Cider

    Kurant Cider

    Firkin #23


    Cider fermented with pinot noir juice.

  • Mainstay Independent Brewing Company

    Mainstay Independent Brewing Company

    Firkin #26

    Poplar Pils (unfiltered)

    Imported malt from Bavaria combines with Tettnang and Hallertau hops to creat a bone-dry brew with balancing hop forwardness.

  • Tired Hands Brewing Company

    Tired Hands Brewing Company

    Firkin #43

    Alien Church

    Notes of ripe mango, blueberry gummies, floral lychee, pink grapefruit, and peach rings.

  • Oliver Brewing Co.

    Oliver Brewing Co.

    Firkin #30

    Cherry Blossom Ale

    A sure sign of Spring, cherry blossoms on the trees and Cherry Blossom Ale in the glass. This wheat ale is fermented with 588lbs of pureed dark sweet cherries per 20bbl batch.

  • Round Guys Brewing Company

    Round Guys Brewing Company

    Firkin #34

    orange, grapefruit, and lime zest

    A brisk witbier. Hint of Spice from the Belgian yeast and conditioned on oranges and key limes.

  • Pizza Boy Brewing

    Pizza Boy Brewing

    Firkin #31

    Waiting for Rapture: Hot Chocolate
    cacao nibs, guajillo peppers, ancho peppers, and ghost peppers

    A rich decadent vanilla infused Pastry Stout loaded with chocolate and an assortment of chili peppers.

  • Stitch House Brewery

    Stitch House Brewery

    Firkin #41

    Black Market

  • Broken Goblet Brewing

    Broken Goblet Brewing

    Firkin #4

    Belgian Golden Strong
    strawberries and lavender

  • Second District Brewing Co.

    Second District Brewing Co.

    Firkin #1

    Brave Bird

    IPA brewed with American malted 2-row barley and Bristish malted oats. Hopped old school with Columbus Resin and Chinook hot side. Fermented with a trendy English ale yeast and then dry hopped at 3.5 lbs./ barrel with Simcoe and Motueka. Fluffy clouds of white grape juice, cotton candy, coconut flesh and lime zest.

  • USciences


    Firkin #47

    Touch Bellini
    Falconer's Flight and Mosaic hops

    A super dry IPA fermented with Mango.

  • Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

    Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

    Firkins #36-37

    Pale Ale

    Pale Ale began as a home brewer’s dream, grew into an icon, and inspired countless brewers to follow a passion of their own. Its unique piney and grapefruit aromas from the use of whole-cone American hops have fascinated beer drinkers for decades and made this beer a classic, yet it remains new, complex and surprising to thousands of beer drinkers every day. It is—as it always has been—all natural, bottle conditioned and refreshingly bold.

    Torpedo Extra IPA

    Sierra Nevada and hops go hand in hand. What began as a crazy idea scribbled in a pub eventually became our newest year-round hop bomb, Torpedo Extra IPA. The first beer to feature our “Hop Torpedo”—a revolutionary dry-hopping device that controls how much hop aroma is imparted into beer without adding additional bitterness. Torpedo Extra IPA is an aggressive yet balanced beer with massive hop aromas of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit.

  • Dogfish Head Brewery

    Dogfish Head Brewery

    Firkin #10


    Aprihop is an American IPA brewed with Pilsner and Crystal malts. It's massively hopped -- in the continuous fashion, of course! -- and the flavor is complemented by the addition of apricot juice.

  • Workhorse Brewing Company

    Workhorse Brewing Company

    Firkin #50

    New England IPA

    Malt bill is a blend of domestic pilsner, raw wheat, raw oats, and German wheat. Hop varietals are Amarillo, Mosaic, Citra, and Idaho 7 hops.

  • Root Down Brewing Company

    Root Down Brewing Company

    Firkin #33

    Bine IPA
    Cascade and Amarillo hops

    Bine IPA is Root Down's 2018 GABF gold medal winning American IPA, however this firkin is getting an extra dryhop dose of Cascade and Amarillo Hops.

  • Brewery ARS

    Brewery ARS

    Firkin #3

    Slow Retreat

    Springtime Saison

  • Free Will Brewing Co.

    Free Will Brewing Co.

    Firkin #18

    The Peach - Brut IPA
    real peach

    Fermented bone dry, effervescent, and aromatic this beer has the hoppy existence of an IPA that drinks with the finesse of a bright and bubbly champagne. Hopped with Ekuanot, Mosaic, and Simcoe with notes of late summer strawberries, blueberries, and forest pine, with a refreshing crispness.

  • Flying Fish Brewing Co.

    Flying Fish Brewing Co.

    Firkin #16

    Salt and Sea

    Memories are made by the sea, and this Session Sour is inspired by evenings on the boardwalk. Enticing aromas of strawberry and lime evoke hints of salt water taffy, providing a souvenir twist to this unique style.

  • Cape May Brewing Co.

    Cape May Brewing Co.

    Firkin #6

    Maybe She's Brewed With It

    Fruited Sour Ale. It’s the Year of the Woman, so the women of Cape May Brew Co. designed and brewed this beer in celebration of International Women’s Day. With New Jersey-grown and malted grain from our friends at family-owned Rabbit Hill, this light and spritzy kettle sour allows the cherry and mango additions to shine. A special Pink Boots Society hops blend provides a tropical fruit aroma, while the natural tartness of the fruit pairs perfectly with a gentle sourness that will leave you wondering...Maybe She’s Brewed with It.

  • Conshohocken Brewing Company

    Conshohocken Brewing Company

    Firkin #8

    Buford T. Justice

    Smoked Blonde Ale. East bound and down, loaded up and truckin', we're gonna do what they say can't be done.

  • Manayunk Brewing Company

    Manayunk Brewing Company

    Firkin #27

    Lock 70 Oatmeal Stout

    Flaked oats add a smooth, silky mouth feel to this already full-bodied stout while the use of roasted barley and chocolate malts contribute to its dark color and strong, roasty flavor.

  • Greene King

    Greene King

    Firkins #19-20

    Abbot Ale

    Warming, malty and fruity. Pale and amber malts contribute to a mouth-filling and satisfying Horlicks and biscuity maltiness. Challenger and First Gold give a base note of herbal hop and Fuggles as a late hop contributes the main fragrant fruity and floral and spicy notes. Fermented slowly to give just enough fruity esters Abbot Ale provides a complex, satisfying and warming experience.

    Ruddles County

    Originally from England's smallest county, Rutland, Ruddles County is an English ale with a distinctive flavour of dark toffee and caramel combined with a crisp bitterness derived from using rare Bramling Cross hops.

  • Sly Fox Brewing Company

    Sly Fox Brewing Company

    Firkin #39

    Oatmeal Stout

    An English sweet stout to compliment our standard Irish dry stout. It is brewed with English pale, caramel, and chocolate malts. English hops such as Target (for bittering) and East Kent Golding (for aroma) are featured in this brew. Flaked and malted oats were added to the mash giving this full-bodied beer its silky texture, smooth taste and delicate finish.

  • Tonewood Brewing

    Tonewood Brewing

    Firkin #44


    English Bitter brewed with Marris Otter and a touch of Crystal Mmalt. Hopped with Tettenanger and Saaz. Notes of baked bread, orange blossom honeyand subtle spices.

  • Brotherton Brewing Company

    Brotherton Brewing Company

    Firkin #5

    Imperial Oatmeal Porter
    long hot peppers, sea salt, and cocoa nibs

    Smooth, deep and rich with notes of roasted chocolate, complex toasted malts and the slightest impression of smoke.

  • Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

    Captain Lawrence Brewing Co.

    Firkin #7

    Orbital Tilt
    soursop, guava, and strawberry

    Pilsner malt and flaked oats, dry hopped Mosaic lupulin powder.

  • Naked Brewing

    Naked Brewing

    Firkin #28

    Pearl's Boots
    Mosaic hops and fresh rasperries

    Hoppy Cream Ale with hibiscus & local cranberry honey (Brewed with Pink Boots YCH hop blend.)

  • Saint Benjamin Brewing Company

    Saint Benjamin Brewing Company

    Firkin #40

    Celtic Cooler

    Traditional Irish Stout. Dry dark and roasty with subtle notes of coffee.

  • Levante Brewing Company

    Levante Brewing Company

    Firkin #24

    Glitter Parts
    papaya, mango, and El Dorado hops

    Pouring to a hazy pale orange the beer hits you with aromas of pineapple, tangerine and passion fruit that will have you pinching yourself as you dream of sipping a fresh piña colada out of a pineapple as the sun sets. When you snap out of it and take a sip from the glass, bright flavors of tangerine citrus, sweet pineapple and passion fruit fill your palate. Glitter Parts’ soft mouthfeel and lactose allow these flavors to linger on your palate and as the beer finishes, delicate flavors of coconut and vanilla will bring you back for another sip.

  • Forest & Main Brewing Co.

    Forest & Main Brewing Co.

    Firkin #17

    Talk About Thumbs

    Talk About Thumbs is a dark mild brewed with Maris Otter and a fine selection of dark malts. Hopped thoughtfully with Saaz and experimental hop 69. Notes of chocolate pasta, mild apricots, a pear pie, and an attentive empty mind.

  • Stoudts Brewing Company

    Stoudts Brewing Company

    Firkin #42

    Brut IPA
    Citra, Amarillo, and Azacca hops

    The Queen of Hops Series is centered around using innovative ingredients and techniques to produce unique interpretations of popular styles of beer. Fermented with our own house ale yeast strain, this delicately dry, yet tastefully hoppy IPA is brewed using the finest pilsner & pale malts. Flaked rice and a generous late hopping Citra, Amarillo & Azacca result in a pungent yet crisp flavor that's something to celebrate.

  • Tröegs Independent Brewing

    Tröegs Independent Brewing

    Firkin #45

    Field Study IPA

    Dry hopping delivers notes of ripe grapefruit, mango, pear and melon. Add a backbone of local rustic pale malt, and Field Study is just what we were after: a slightly hazy yet bright summer daydream come true.

  • Double Nickel Brewing Co.

    Double Nickel Brewing Co.

    Firkin #11

    Mother Leeds

    A drinkable brown ale with subtle notes of chocolate and caramel compliment a nutty backbone.

  • River Horse Brewing Company

    River Horse Brewing Company

    Firkin #33


    This is a dark amber ale brewed with molasses, vanilla beans and lactose.

  • Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

    Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company

    Firkin #29

    Passive Thought Kolsch
    peach rings

    Our take on a Cologne area German-style Pale Ale hopped with Mandarina Bavaria. Passive Thought boasts a fruity aroma, sweet stone fruit character, and clean, crisp bitterness.

  • Two Roads Brewing Company

    Two Roads Brewing Company

    Firkin #46

    Workers Comp Farmhouse Ale
    bubble gum

    A traditional farmhouse ale made with a very expressive yeast strain that contributes an array of tropical fruit, spice flavors and aromatics. Brewed with a variety of harvest grains including barley, wheat, oats and rye as was likely the case with farmhouse brewers of yore. The result is a complex, refreshing and distinctive example of this esoteric style. Intensely fruity (passion fruit, pineapple, mango, lychee), slightly spicy (clove, white pepper).

  • The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

    The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

    Firkin #12

    Milk Stout
    chocolate and orange

    The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout is a traditional full-bodied stout brewed with lactose (milk sugar). Because lactose is unfermentable by brewer's yeast, it remains in the beer. The subtle sweetness and fullness of flavor imparted by this sugar balances the sharpness of the highly roasted grains that give this delicious beer its black color.

  • Vault Brewing

    Vault Brewing

    Firkin #49

    Draghi Effect
    blended with a barrel-aged Gose

    A dry hopped sour ale conditioned on Dragon Fruit.

  • Flying Dog Brewery

    Flying Dog Brewery

    Firkin #15

    Double Dog
    vanilla, bourbon oak chips, and Galaxy hops

    Double Dog Pale Ale is a generously hopped ale with a deep red color, and when poured...a nice frothy head. The abundance of Columbus, Warrier, and Cascade hops will conjure up provocative aromas with hints of raisins and citrus.

  • Iron Hill Brewery

    Iron Hill Brewery

    Firkin #22

    Oatmeal Stout

    A classic English Stout. Medium-bodied, black in color with a roasted malt aroma and flavor. Oatmeal gives the beer a silky smooth character and a round, creamy mouthfeel.

  • Dock Street Brewery

    Dock Street Brewery

    Firkin #9

    Frick and Frack
    grapefruit and zest

    Hazy IPA brewed with dozens of Pomelos and hopped with Ekuanot, Amarillo and Citra.

  • Yards Brewing Company

    Yards Brewing Company

    Firkins #51-60

    Poor Richard's Spruce Ale

    Based on Benjamin Franklin’s original recipe, this one-of-a-kind deep amber ale calls for barley, molasses and essence of spruce. Locally sourced organic blue spruce clippings are steeped in a kettle to create an ale as approachable and engaging as the man himself.

    Recluse Brown Ale
    coffee and chocolate

    Malty and smooth Brown Ale

    Love Stout

    Our brewers have poured their hearts and roasted malts into this rich, well-rounded stout. Luscious notes of coffee and chocolate accent Love Stout's smooth, creamy mouth feel.

    Jefferson's Golden Ale
    Hallertau hops

    This complex golden ale pays homage to our Founding Father and fellow brewer, Thomas Jefferson. We recreated his recipe, employing honey, rye and wheat, just like the beer brewed at Monticello during Jefferson’s time.

    Philadelphia Pale Ale
    grapefruit zest

    Not to be boastful, but we believe that all other ales pale in comparison to this Philadelphia favorite. Dry-hopped with an abundance of distinctive Simcoe hops, this straw-colored pale ale is more drinkable than bitter, more aromatic than aggressive.


    Crafted in the style of an English mild, this malt-forward ale is great when you want to go a few rounds. Its smooth character, hints of caramel and toast and remarkable drinkability define this ruby-colored brew as a knockout session ale.

    Our Signature IPA

    Our Signature IPA is loaded through and through with assertive American hops. Traditional floor-malted English barley gives IPA its firm malt character while generous amounts of Chinook and Amarillo hops impart aromas of pine and tangerine for a perfectly balanced IPA.

    Washington's Porter

    Detailed in a letter from the General to his officers during the war, Washington’s recipe employed molasses to aid fermentation and give rich caramel aroma to this robust, roasty ale. The recipe reflected his admiration for Philadelphia-style porters, especially those brewed by Robert Hare. Our Porter, inspired by Washington’s, is dark, smooth and complex with just a hint of dried fruit in the finish.

    Sour PYNK
    aged in chardonnay barrels

    Each sip of PYNK starts with a crisp, fruity zing and finishes refreshingly dry. The delightful pink hue comes from heaps of fresh raspberries and cherries in every batch.

    EKG hops

    Our first-ever and most-beloved brew, ESA helped establish a following for cask-conditioned beer in the United States back in the ‘90s. East Kent Golding hops give this British-inspired ale a subtle spiciness, which complements the strong malt backbone. ESA is floral, earthy and smooth with hints of chocolate and caramel, rounding out this deep chestnut-colored ale.

  • Urban Village Brewing Co.

    Urban Village Brewing Co.

    Firkin #48

    Orange Vanilla Wit
    banana, orange, and vanilla bean

    Our Belgian Wheat beer on steroids. The base beer has notes of banana and clove from our Belgian yeast which is complimented with large additions of orange peel and juniper berries. We then added vanilla, ripe bananas and more orange. For big flavor.

  • 2SP Brewing Company

    2SP Brewing Company

    Firkin #2

    Imperial Rolled OUT
    Fuggle hops

    Oatmeal Stout, dry hopped with UK Fuggles. Hints of Chocolate and roast with earthy undertones and a creamy finish.

  • Roy Pitz Brewing Company

    Roy Pitz Brewing Company

    Firkin #35

    Old Jail Ale
    Centennial and Cascade hops

    American/English Brown Ale. Malt forward with the best English Marris Otter barley and traditional East Kent Goldings hops, this sleepy old English recipe then adds American Nugget hops to give it a fresh twist. Toasted marshmallow, heated caramel and roasty goodness round out this malty ale.

  • Heavy Seas Beer

    Heavy Seas Beer

    Firkin #21

    Peg Leg

    This full-bodied imperial stout’s smell is dominated by notes of roasted coffee beans, with a slight hint of chocolate, but Simcoe and Fuggles hops add complexity to the aroma. The roasted barley is detectable in the taste, and this complements the bitterness from the Warrior hops - balancing out the sweetness from the load of malts used. A creamy mouthfeel makes this a smooth, drinkable beer.

  • Evil Genius Beer Company

    Evil Genius Beer Company

    Firkin #13

    Trust The Process

    IPA brewed with 2-row and oat malts, then dry-hopped aggressively with Mosaic and Amrillo hops. Insanely aromatic and juicy, with big bold notes of guava, lemon, pineapple and clementine.

  • Fat Head's Brewery

    Fat Head's Brewery

    Firkin #14

    Benjamin Danklin
    Citra hops

    Loaded up like a lightning rod of lupulin, this celebratory IPA is full of dank aromas and bold citrus, mango, and pine flavors. Proof that God wants us to be hoppy!

  • Love City Brewing

    Love City Brewing

    Firkin #25


    Gather your mates and lock-in with this classic English-style pub ale. Toffee and caramel malt character with a touch of earl grey tea-like hop quality. Lightly sweet with a dry finish.

  • SingleCut Beersmiths

    SingleCut Beersmiths

    Firkin #38

    DEAN Mahogany Pale Ale
    Cascade hops

    Mahogany Pale Ale with a PNW hop and malt attitude.