Yards Poor Richard’s Tavern Spruce Ale

Back in stock in 6-packs and on draft just in time for Christmas is Yards’ famous Poor Richard’s Tavern Spruce Ale! This brew was created in 2006 in honor of Ben Franklin’s 300th birthday and is based on one of his original beer recipes that used spruce tips and molasses rather than hops and barely, as those ingredients were not easy to come by at the time.

Tavern Spruce Ale is a medium-bodied ale with a dark amber hue and tons of sappy pine, sweet molasses, bready malt, and toffee on both the nose and the palate. It’s as close to a Christmas tree in a bottle as you can get!

Tavern Spruce Ale is delicious when served a rosemary crusted rack of lamb, glazed pork tenderloin, sweet and spicy Asian and Thai dishes and for dessert…gingerbread cookies! And at only 5% abv, it makes for a terrific holiday session ale, so be sure to grab some for any upcoming celebration or just to enjoy while relaxing by the tree on Christmas day. And if you’re interested in trying some other historic recreations, pick up an Ales of the Revolution Sampler Pack which includes the Tavern Spruce along with General Washington’s Tavern Porter and Thomas Jefferson’s Tavern Ale!

Cheers and Happy Holidays!

Other Yards brews available now:

Philly Pale Ale
The perfect all-day pale ale. Tons of citrus on the nose and palate with a snappy, hop character. 4.6% abv
Available in 6-packs, 1/2 and 1/6 kegs


India Pale Ale
A well-balanced IPA with just the right amount of malty sweetness and bitter hops to keep you coming back for more. 7% abv
Available in 6-packs, 1/2 and 1/6 kegs


Sweet caramel malts dominate this English-style session ale. Terrific with spicy cuisine! 4.2% abv
Available in 6-packs, 1/2 and 1/6 kegs


Extra Special Ale
A classic English bitter with a good malty backbone and a spicy hop finish. 6% abv
A 2012 Great American Beer Festival Bronze Medal Winner!
Available in 6-packs


Thomas Jefferson’s Tavern Ale
An English-style strong ale with notes of dried fruit and toffee. 8% abv
Available in 6-packs, 1/2 and 1/6 kegs


General Washington’s Tavern Porter
Smooth, rich and warming with flavors of chocolate and coffee. 7% abv
Available in 1/2 and 1/6 kegs


Yards Variety Packs
The signature Yards Variety Pack is chock full of all your favorite Philly brews: the crisp and delicious Philly Pale, the lip-smacking IPA, the sweet malty Brawler and the GABF award-winning ESA.

Yards Ales of the Revolution Variety Pack
Grab a taste of history with one of these sampler packs – 4 each of GW Porter, TJ Tavern Ale and Poor Richard’s Spruce Ale!


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