Yards Saison

70 degrees and sunny?! Sounds like perfect Saison-drinking weather if you ask us. It just so happens that as we speak we’re rolling out one of our favorite local versions of this classic Belgian ale, brewed just a hop, skip and a jump away in the City of Brotherly Love!

Yards Saison is a full-bodied and refreshing ‘farmhouse-style’ ale brewed to quench your thirst on warm afternoons like today. It’s beautiful golden/citrine orange hue screams “Drink Me” and the incredible aroma of fresh citrus, candied sugar, sweet malt and spices will force the glass of delicious liquid to your lips.

On the palate you’ll discover the complex, champagne-like quality for which these Belgian-style ales are known. Expect big flavors of tart citrus, fresh yeast and sugar with hints of peppercorn, coriander and a wide variety of other spices. Yards Saison will dazzle your taste buds with its long, lingering, slightly dry finish and leave you thirsty for just one more sip!!

Now available in 6-packs, 1/2 and 1/6 kegs!

A bit of history…
The name Saison comes from the French word for “season”. This was a style of beer originally made by Belgian farmer-brewers in the winter season for consumption during the summer harvest by the farm or “season” workers. These farmhouse ales were made strong enough to survive the ageing process, but light enough to drink in the summertime. Saisons are now made year-round by a handful of these original Belgian farmhouse brewers and because of their surging popularity, many domestic breweries are incorporating their own version into their seasonal or year-round lineups.

Food Pairings
Saisons are one of the most food friendly beers out there. They are a terrific match for shellfish, savory dishes like onion and cheese tarts, spicy foods like curry, Thai, Mexican and BBQ and if you are a cheese fanatic, try it with aged Gouda and you’ll be in love!

Upcoming Yards Events in New Jersey:

Tuesday, April 9th
Yards ESA Four Ways Beer Dinner – Hailey’s Harp & Pub – Metuchen, NJ – 6-9pm
A beer dinner featuring ESA in bottle, draft, firkin and through the Randall

Thursday, April 11th
Yards Beer Night with Tom Kehoe – The Iron Monkey – Jersey City, NJ – 6pm
On tap: Saison, Philly Pale, Love Stout, Brawler and a firkin of IPA!

Thursday, April 11th
Yards Beer Night with Ron Johnson – Blend Bar & Bistro – Hamilton, NJ – 6pm
On tap: IPA, Philly Pale, Brawler and Saison!

Friday, April 12th
Yards Tap Takeover – Victory Bar & Grill – Berlin, NJ – 6pm
Join rep Ron Johnson for some IPA, Philly Pale, Brawler, TJ’s Tavern Ale, Poor Richard’s Spruce Ale and Trubbel de Yards!

Saturday, April 20th
In-store tasting – Monster Beverage – Glassboro, NJ – 2-4pm
Sampling Brawler, ESA and Saison

Friday, April 26th
In-store tasting – Roger Wilco – Voorhees, NJ – 5-7pm
Sampling Brawler, ESA, TJ’s Tavern Ale and Saison

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 and 1/2 kegs


Love Stout
Dark and silky with rich flavors of chocolate. Brewed with oysters for a smooth mouthfeel. 5.5% abv
Available in 1/2 kegs – nitro


Chocolate Love Stout
Passionately brewed with dark chocolate and sensual malts. The deep, penetrating sensations of chocolate, vanilla, and caramel will linger on the tongue and arouse the mind. Ingredients: 100% cacao Belgian, dark chocolate and Tahitian vanilla beans.
Available in 750ml bottles

Trubbel de Yards
This is a substantial brew in the tradition of the big beers brewed by Belgian Trappist Monks. This beer is dark in color, sweet, malty, and high in alcohol. Just the thing to get you through that long session of meditative prayer. 9.0% abv
Available in 750ml bottles

Variety Packs
Yards Signature Brews
All your favorite Yards brews in one fancy box – 3 each of Philly Pale, IPA, Brawler and ESA!
Ales of the Revolution
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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