Philadelphia, PA — Yards Brewing Company is back at it again, releasing their seasonal brew, PYNK: A Tart Berry Ale. PYNK was originally brewed as a draught-only limited release in the early 2000s, but this marks its fourth year as a packaged and draught seasonal from the Philadelphia-based regional craft brewery, available through October.
Yards proudly donates $1 from every case and 5¢ from every pint of PYNK sold to breast cancer research, treatment and awareness. Last year, Yards raised more than $13,000 for the Tyanna Foundation, for a grand total of$30,000. The company is pleased to announce that Tyanna will be their partner once again this year. The Tyanna Foundation is built upon one woman’s legacy through the work of her five daughters to make breast cancer more comfortable for patients and less prevalent on the planet.
“For the last four years Yards Brewing Company has partnered with The Tyanna Foundation to help support local women in Philadelphia, New Jersey and Baltimore that are battling breast cancer,” said Katie George of the Tyanna Foundation “Not only has this partnership had financial benefits but the message that Yards has helped us spread and the smaller partnerships it has created have been invaluable.”
Fans of PYNK know this beer is like no other. Yards brewers add more than 3,300 pounds of sour and sweet cherries and raspberries to each batch, resulting in an effervescent, tart berry ale that’s pleasantly pink in color. Delighting the palate, this light-bodied brew finishes refreshingly dry. Alc. 5.5% by Vol. and is scheduled to brew 1,000 barrels.
“When we brought PYNK back as a packaged beer 2013, we wanted it to be special, so we teamed up with Tyanna. It made sense to release the beer in early fall to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month,” Yards Founder and President, Tom Kehoe says. “Plus PYNK was a nice alternative to all the pumpkin beers out there.” he adds. “But this beer is a perfect summer brew, too, so now it comes out in July and is available through October. The earlier release gives us more time to raise funds for Tyanna. Win win!”
This year, 12-ounce bottles of PYNK will be available in 6-packs, cases and newly available 12-packs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region wherever Yards ales are served or sold, now through October 31st, or while supplies last.
Join the Tyanna Foundation at Breastfast Philly on September 24th at McFadden’s in Citizens Bank Park. Learn more here: http://tyanna.org/philadelphia/events/breastfest-2016-2/
Be sure to stay tuned for PYNK charity events throughout it’s season by checking out Yards’ events page at yardsbrewing.com/events.
About Yards Brewing Co.
Yards Brewing Company has been proudly brewing Philadelphia’s hometown beer since 1994. The regional craft producer has grown from a garage-sized operation in the Manayunk section of Philly to a 38,000 square foot facility along the city’s Delaware River waterfront. Philadelphia Pale Ale and Brawler, both nationally recognized ales, lead a balanced portfolio of quality, handcrafted beers including eight year-round offerings and several seasonal and limited releases. Founder, Tom Kehoe, and the Yards crew share a commitment to supporting the good people and organizations making their backyard a better place to live and work. It’s all about working hard, having fun and giving back. Drink local. Brew Unto Others.
About the Tyanna Foundation
Founded in 1999 by five sisters, the Tyanna Foundation is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to improving the lives of breast cancer patients. Anne-Margaret, Bridget, Megan, Sara and Katie O’Brien lost their mother Tyanna Barre O’Brien, then 48, to breast cancer in 1990. Through various fundraising events around the nation including BreastFest, the Tyanna Foundation has raised over one million dollars for breast cancer awareness, research, services, education, treatment and patient care. Over 10 years later, the organization remains 100% volunteers and 90% of the funds stay in the local area. For more information about the Tyanna Barre O’Brien Breast Cancer Foundation and its calendar of events, visit www.tyanna.org.