Harrison Township Police Station
October 8, 2019
Thomas Edison Service Area
October 8, 2019
In November 2017, Yards debuted its new 70,000-square-foot brewery and 300-seat taproom in Northern Liberties. The facility includes a full-service restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating and special event space. It also will allow Yards to begin canning its beer for the first time.

According to Founder Tom Kehoe, the new brewery gives Yards the ability to expand up to six times its current annual volume (up to more than 240,000 barrels) with state-of-the-art equipment to deliver the highest possible consistency and quality.

“Our new taproom puts you right in the middle of the action in a true production brewery,” Kehoe explained. “You can see all elements of brewing and packaging while enjoying a beer at the bar, or you can go outside and have a beer while sitting under active 600-barrel fermentation tanks.”

The design intent to put customers in the center of brewing required a significant amount of glass. Philadelphia-based architecture firm DIGSAU and AGI glazing contractor Twindows, Inc. brought the vision to reality.

Longtime friends with Kehoe and others on the Yards team, Twindows, Inc. Owner Mike Dalicandro said, “It was a lot of fun to be involved with a project as high profile and design intensive as this one.”