"The Yards Bottle Tap" – Chris Dietrich. How do customers recognize Yards Beer in a poorly lit bar? This design mimics the strengths of the Yards brand in the commercial bottle market and extends that recognition to the draft point-of-purchase moment With prominent 360° Yards branding and a flavor label on the customer AND pourer sides, this universal tap retains the core brand across all flavors. Top-mounted figures emphasize the iconic styles and add unique character to the Yards product line.
"Willadelphia"—John Combs. This is an attempt to create mixes of old and new. The old: With this design, I envisioned Yards Brewery's existence back in William Penn's heyday. The setting is Mr. Penn in front of city hall with a beer in hand, standing beside a keg of Yards. The new: Adding to the historical background the tap portrays, I also wanted to give it a somewhat raw look. Stacked, unpolished metal and wood was used to pay homage to Philadelphia's image as a tough, blue collar city.
Funny Christmas Season Ecard: Santa, for 2013 all I want is a fat bank account, and a skinny body. Lets try not to mix up the two like you did last year, ok.
“Manticore”–Oat Foundry. This tap weaves together manufacturing techniques, both established and heuristic. The hollowed out body of this handle is machined from a single block of black walnut, finished with linseed oil and amber shellac. The walnut frame showcases the hand-brazed brass tumblers that are unmistakably Yards above a union of 3D printed accessories and hand-turned brass counterweights. The lush, dark walnut and polished brass ensures that this tap handle presents well in any bar.