Good news indeed that Tom Kehoe has saved Yards Brewing Company, after his recent split with past partners, Bill and Nancy Barton.
[UPDATE 2008.09.12: Joe Russell reports that Yards, at long last, has begun brewing anew.]
And today, Yards will fire up the kettles for its first official batch in its new brewery on Delaware Avenue. The facility, a former iron shop in the shadow of what may become the SugarHouse Casino, will eventually include a small pub.
The new brewery is twice the size of Yards' former plant. By 2009, Kehoe hopes to be producing the equivalent of 275,000 cases a year, 2 1/2 times greater than Yards' biggest previous output.