Yards made a barleywine. It was called Old Bartholomew, or as we called it then, Old Bart. It was delicious. It was wonderful. At one Split Thy Skull at Sugar Mom's, I found that Old Bart was a hops antidote: I had a mouthful of Old Crustacean hopsamatic residue, bitter oils and resins puckering my ale-hole, immune to water, food...and one swallow of Old Bart returned my taste and pleasure. It was great, it was full, it was wonderful. And it went away. For ten years.
It's back! Ten Days of Old Bart starts New Years Eve at the ancestral home of Yards Brewing taps: the Dawson Street Pub. Here's the schedule. Hope to see you at one -- at least! -- of these.
Thursday 12/31/09 - Dawson St Pub 5pm - Firkin
Friday 1/1/10 - Devils Den 1pm - Firkin
Saturday 1/2/10 - Varga Bar 5pm - Frikin (on the handpump!)
Sunday 1/3/10 - Swift Half Pub 1pm - Firkin (plus the Eagles vs the Cowgirls on the bigscreen)
Monday 1/4/10 - Local 44 5pm - Firkin
Tuesday 1/5/10 - Hulmeville Inn 7pm - Firkin
Wednesday 1/6/10 - Standard Tap 6pm - Firkin
Thursday 1/7/10 - Kite and Key 7pm - Firkin
Friday 1/8/10 - Pub & Kitchen 5pm - Pin
Friday 1/8/10 - The London Grill 8pm - Pin
Saturday 1/9/10 - Pub on Passyunk East (POPE) 12pm - Firkin