The Perfectly Balanced: Yards Brewing’s Philadelphia Pale Ale

If you're looking for a delicious and balanced pale , Yards Pale Ale is here to answer the call! This floor-malted English barley offers delicious character and generous amounts of Chinook and Amarillo that deliver aromas of pine and tangerine. It's perfect for those who want a session ale that is both smooth and flavorful.

Yards Pale Ale has a ruby color with hints of caramel, toast, and drinkability that make it an easy choice for any beer lover. The 14.6 grams of carbohydrates per bottle provide just enough energy to keep you going throughout the night without feeling weighed down. It also has Brewers' Clarex added during the process whch reduces gluten content significantly, making it suitable even for those with dietary restrictions.

Whether you're looking to enjoy a few rounds or just one beer on its own, Yards Pale Ale is sure to hit the spot. Enjoy it with friends at your next gathering or purchase a six pack to stock your fridge with something special. Whatever way you choose to enjoy this beer, Yards Pale Ale will surely become a favorite!

Yards Brewings Philadelphia Pale Ale 1677156831

Is Yards Pale Ale an India Pale Ale?

Yes, Yards Pale Ale is an India Pale Ale (). This style of beer is characterized by its hoppy flavor, which comes from the generous amounts of Chinook and Amarillo hops used in its making. The traditional floor-malted English barley adds a firm malt character to the beer, and aromas of pine and tangerine provide a perfectly balanced IPA. With its emphasis on balance, Yards Pale Ale stands firmly at the east coast end of American IPAs.

Carb Content of Pale Ale

A bottle of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale contains 14.6 grams of carbohydrates per 12 ounces. This is a relatively low amount of carbs compared to other beers, making it a popular choice for those looking to watch their carbohydrate intake.

Difference Between IPA and Pale Ale

IPAs (India Pale Ales) and pale ales are both part of the larger beer family of ales, but they each have their own unique characteristics. IPAs have a stronger hop flavor and aroma, whch gives them a more intense bitterness than pale ales. They also typically have higher content, ranging from 5-7.5% ABV (alcohol by volume), while pale ales usually range from 4.5-6.2%. IPAs also tend to have a fuller body than pale ales, and may contain additional malts for a richer flavor profile. The color of IPAs is usually darker than that of pale ales, due to the added malts and hops used in the brewing process. When it comes to overall taste, IPAs are typically bolder in flavor than pale ales, with an emphasis on the hop character rather than the maltiness found in the latter.

Characteristics of a Pale Ale Beer

Pale Ale is a type of beer brewed using malted barley that has been roasted with a fuel containing a high carbon content and low smoke yield. This roasting process gives the beer its pale color and flavor, which sets it apart from other darker beers. Pale Ale typically contans more hops than other styles of beer, which gives it a more bitter taste and a lighter body. The beer is usually fermented at lower temperatures than other ales, giving it less residual sweetness and more hop bitterness. The result is a refreshingly crisp, hoppy ale that can be enjoyed on its own or as part of complex recipes such as the classic India Pale Ale (IPA).

The Origin of the Name Yard of Ale

A yard of ale is so named because of its size. It is a unit of volume that is equivalent to about 2.4 pints, or 3/4 of a gallon. The glass itself is traditionally around one yard long, though thre are some variations. This unit originated in Scotland and was used to measure out ale for pubs and taverns. The size of the yard of ale was believed to be the perfect amount to quench one's thirst while still being able to carry it with one hand. The name stuck and now it is commonly referred to as a “yard” even if the glass isn't quite a yard long.


Yards Brewing's signature beers are a great choice for those looking for a gluten-free option. The Philadelphia Pale Ale, Brawler, ESA and IPA are brewed with Brewers' Clarex whch reduces the amount of gluten to less than 20 parts per million. Each 12 oz bottle of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale contains 14.6 grams of carbohydrates, making it an excellent session ale for those on a low-carb diet. It has a smooth character full of hints of caramel and toast and is balanced with generous amounts of Chinook and Amarillo hops that gives aromas of pine and tangerine. Yards Brewing's signature beers are the perfect choice for anyone looking for an enjoyable beer experience without compromising on quality or taste.

Photo of author

Thomas Ashford

Thomas Ashford is a highly educated brewer with years of experience in the industry. He has a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and a Master Degree in Brewing Science. He is also BJCP Certified Beer Judge. Tom has worked hard to become one of the most experienced brewers in the industry. He has experience monitoring brewhouse and cellaring operations, coordinating brewhouse projects, and optimizing brewery operations for maximum efficiency. He is also familiar mixology and an experienced sommelier. Tom is an expert organizer of beer festivals, wine tastings, and brewery tours.