From Brooklyn to Pottsville to Downingtown to Philadelphia, all in one day! By the time we got into the city where the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was born and raised, we were too tired to even really drink beer anymore.
Beer (★) - The beer at Yards is split into their Founders (Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale, General Washington's Tavern Porter, and Poor Richard's Tavern Spruce Ale) and their Core (Brawler, Love Stout, Philadelphia Pale Ale, and India Pale Ale). In terms of taste, nothing really stood out.
Brewery (★.5) - It is kind of impressive that a place so small in the middle of Philadelphia produces 20,000 bbls a year, but considering the unavoidable high demand of beer in a big city, this is almost expected. The best thing the place had going for it was how transparent it was -- literally, you could sit at the bar, and look at the fermentation tanks
Tour (★) - The guy pretty much just took us to the center of the brewery room and said, "Here it is." But we were so tired, we didn't quite care.