Welcome!

News Feed Item

Yard House Introduces 1,000+ New Tap Handles Nationally

New drafts at each restaurant reflect the latest beer trends and consumer demand

ORLANDO, Fla., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New drafts are flowing at every Yard House as the restaurant introduces The Official Yard House 2014 Draft. Nationally, more than 1,000 new tap handles have been introduced based on beer trends such as the popularity of India Pale Ales (IPAs), expansion of the wheat and fruit beer categories and consumer demand for gluten-sensitive beers. As a result, each of the 51 Yard House locations has debuted a custom beer menu with 20 or more new drafts reflecting local selections and flavor preferences.

Selecting new beers for each Yard House location is a rigorous process. The Yard House beverage team began by meeting with distributors and breweries to identify the newest available beers. Next, the team compiled input from regarding guest feedback, sales and trends. Finally, the team tasted and rated over 2,800 beers. The result is a customized beer list for each Yard House restaurant, reflecting the best local, national and craft offerings, as well as up-and-coming breweries.

"The beverage team spends months tasting and rating beers, as well as identifying new, popular or up-and-coming beers from all over the world," said Kip Snider, Beverage Director for Yard House.  "The result is a hand-crafted draft list for each restaurant that features the very best beers for our guests whether they are sharing a Happy Hour drink and appetizers with friends or looking for the perfect beer to enjoy with their meal." 

IPAs continue to be one of the fastest growing categories in beer.  At Yard House, the number of IPAs on the menu has increased more than 10-fold over the last decade.  The selection has grown to include variations such as black, white and imperial, as well as sessionable IPAs, which have lower alcohol content.  Additions to Yard House draft lists include Founders All Day IPA, Clown Shoes Hoppy Feat, Deschutes Fresh Squeezed and Green Flash Le Freak.  Yard House offers an IPA six-pack sampler to allow guests to explore the traditional styles alongside more adventurous IPAs.

Yard House has seen the fruit beer and cider category expand rapidly, with a variety of flavors ranging from melon to berry to tropical fruits, as well as sour ales. Brewers have infused fruit in beer for centuries, but the process has changed over time. Historically, brewers used fruit to generate a second fermentation in the cask. Today, the category is experiencing a surge in popularity thanks to new flavors and techniques.  New fruit beers and ciders debuting at many Yard House locations this year include Ace Pineapple Cider and Lost Coast Watermelon Wheat.

Nationally, wheat beers are one of the most popular categories. Also known as white, wit or weissbier, these brews are crafted with a large proportion of wheat to barley. Often flavored with spices, herbs and fruits, the hallmark of these beers is a crisp finish and lively carbonation. New offerings in the wheat/wit/Weiss category on Yard House menus include St. Feuillien La Blanche, New Belgium Snapshot, Konig Ludwig Weissbier Dunkel and Ayinger Brau-Weisse.

The surge in popularity of gluten-free foods has not gone unnoticed by brewers. In addition to its gluten-sensitive food items, Yard House has added gluten-sensitive beers, such as a pale lager, pale ale and IPA from Omission, as well as Brunehaut Bio Blonde.

This year, Yard House partnered with Uinta Brewing Company to introduce three new house beers.  Located in Salt Lake City, Uinta began brewing in 1993 and has received awards and medals from regional, national and international competitions, including the North American Beer Awards, World Beer Cup and Great American Beer Festival. Yard House is now pouring a House Honey Blonde, an IPA and a White Ale from Uinta*.

All of Yard House's new beer offerings are available in traditional pints and goblets, but guests can also try a 9.3 ounce shorty or Yard House's signature 32 ounce half-yard. To learn more about the new draft selections at your local Yard House visit www.yardhouse.com.

About Yard House
Yard House is an upscale, casual eatery where beer and food enthusiasts gather.  Each Yard House features over 130 draft beer taps, including a rotating selection of seasonal and limited selections on the "Chalkboard Series."  Yard House features an array of favorite and classic dishes, each updated with quality ingredients and innovative flavors.  The menu ranges from shareable snacks and appetizers to grilled burgers and fresh seafood.  For local draft offerings or additional information, please visit YardHouse.com, like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/YardHouse or follow @YardHouse on Twitter.

*Not available at Waikiki, Kansas City and St Louis Park locations. 

SOURCE Yard House

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi LTD., will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City. Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) will be featuring the Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) portfolio. This is the industry’s only offering that allows organizations to bring together object storage, file sync and share, cloud storage gateways, and sophisticated search and...
One of the biggest challenges with adopting a DevOps mentality is: new applications are easily adapted to cloud-native, microservice-based, or containerized architectures - they can be built for them - but old applications need complex refactoring. On the other hand, these new technologies can require relearning or adapting new, oftentimes more complex, methodologies and tools to be ready for production. In his general session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, Solutions Marketi...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CollabNet, a global leader in enterprise software development, release automation and DevOps solutions, will be a Bronze Sponsor of SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, taking place from June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CollabNet offers a broad range of solutions with the mission of helping modern organizations deliver quality software at speed. The company’s latest innovation, the DevOps Lifecycle Manager (DLM), supports Value S...
Cloud promises the agility required by today’s digital businesses. As organizations adopt cloud based infrastructures and services, their IT resources become increasingly dynamic and hybrid in nature. Managing these require modern IT operations and tools. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Raj Sundaram, Senior Principal Product Manager at CA Technologies, will discuss how to modernize your IT operations in order to proactively manage your hybrid cloud and IT environments. He will be sharing bes...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Outscale will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Outscale's technology makes an automated and adaptable Cloud available to businesses, supporting them in the most complex IT projects while controlling their operational aspects. You boost your IT infrastructure's reactivity, with request responses that only take a few seconds.
We all know that end users experience the internet primarily with mobile devices. From an app development perspective, we know that successfully responding to the needs of mobile customers depends on rapid DevOps – failing fast, in short, until the right solution evolves in your customers' relationship to your business. Whether you’re decomposing an SOA monolith, or developing a new application cloud natively, it’s not a question of using microservices - not doing so will be a path to eventual ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Peak 10, Inc., a national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Peak 10 provides reliable, tailored data center and network services, cloud and managed services. Its solutions are designed to scale and adapt to customers’ changing business needs, enabling them to lower costs, improve performance and focus intern...
Apache OpenWhisk on IBM Bluemix provides a powerful and flexible environment for deploying cloud-native applications driven by data, message, and API call events. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Daniel Krook, Software Architect, IBM Watson and Cloud Platform, and Distinguished IT Specialist, will discuss why serverless architectures are attractive for many emerging cloud workloads and when you should consider OpenWhisk for your next project. Then get started on Bluemix with three sample appl...
While presenting own advanced Robo-Advisory Platform, Michał Różański, Managing Partner at EARP and CEO at Empirica, will illustrate the most important issues of building tailored FinTech software in his session at 20th Cloud Expo. He will share experiences we have gained for over 6 years of developing solutions for financial institutions and FinTech companies, including robo-advisors. We welcome all FinTech innovators interested in how properly implemented technology can move their businesses f...
The 21st International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Digital Transformation, Machine Learning and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding busin...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 21st International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open.
As cloud adoption continues to transform business, today's global enterprises are challenged with managing a growing amount of information living outside of the data center. The rapid adoption of IoT and increasingly mobile workforce are exacerbating the problem. Ensuring secure data sharing and efficient backup poses capacity and bandwidth considerations as well as policy and regulatory compliance issues.
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm. In his Day 3 Keynote at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, a Solutions Marketing Manager at Nutanix, will explore t...
DevOps is often described as a combination of technology and culture. Without both, DevOps isn't complete. However, applying the culture to outdated technology is a recipe for disaster; as response times grow and connections between teams are delayed by technology, the culture will die. A Nutanix Enterprise Cloud has many benefits that provide the needed base for a true DevOps paradigm.
Automation is enabling enterprises to design, deploy, and manage more complex, hybrid cloud environments. Yet the people who manage these environments must be trained in and understanding these environments better than ever before. A new era of analytics and cognitive computing is adding intelligence, but also more complexity, to these cloud environments. How smart is your cloud? How smart should it be? In this power panel at 20th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, pane...