Craft Brewing and Distilling News for April 11, 2014April 11, 2014
•Upscale-casual eatery Yard House has introduced a new draft beer program, The Official Yard House 2014 Draft, with more than 1,000 new tap handles added at its 51 restaurants nationwide. The company has focused on current beer trends and customized its beer menu to each location with 20 or more new drafts based on local selections and preferences. New trends were identified through tastings, meetings with local distributors and breweries and customer feedback. Fresh offerings include IPAs, wheat and fruit beers and gluten-sensitive beers. Yard House draft lists have added Founders All Day IPA, Clown Shoes Hoppy Feat, Ace Pineapple Cider, Lost Coast Watermelon Wheat, St. Feuillien La Blanche, New Belgium Snapshot and Brunehaut Bio Blonde, among others. The group has also partnered with Uinta Brewing Company to introduce three new house beers. All offerings are available in pints, goblets, 9.3-ounce shorties and 32-ounce half-yards.