A newcomer to Austin’s beer scene might soon be able to claim the record for the most number of beers on tap.
The California-based craft beer chain Yard House is opening a location at the Domain on May 14 with 130 draft brews — 44 of those from Texas breweries and another five reserved for special, small-batch offerings.
Each new location of the bar and restaurant — which now boasts more than 60 locations across the U.S. — aims to fit in locally, which is why the Domain Yard House, located on Century Oaks Terrace just off the MoPac Expressway, will have so many beers from Austin and Texas at large. It’ll also have Texas spirits like Balcones Baby Blue, Deep Eddy Ruby Red Vodka and Rebecca Creek Whiskey, according to a news release.
The beer list is the biggest source of pride for Yard House employees, however, whose first big day of work is next Tuesday, when all of the kegs for the grand opening are rolled in as part of a company ritual called Keg Day.
Having 130 running taps, after all, is no small feat, something the bar and restaurant makes a point of celebrating. That’s why the room where each of the kegs are stored is designed as “one of Yard House’s signature architectural features,” according to the release. “The glass-enclosed keg room… will contain some 4,000 gallons of beer,” as well as “five miles of individual beer lines encased in stainless steel.”
Yard House, atrace, will celebrate its grand opening starting at 11 a.m. on May 14, a Saturday, and will be opened daily for lunch, happy hour and dinner through 1 a.m.
Austin beers offered initially at Yard House include the following:
- 4th Tap Co-Op Long Walk Grapefruit
- (512) Nitro Pecan Porter
- (512) Wit
- Adelbert’s Travelin’ Man
- Austin Beerworks Black Thunder
- Austin Beerworks Fire Eagle
- Austin Beerworks Pearl Snap
- Austin Beerworks Seasonal
- Austin Eastciders Texas Honey
- Blue Owl Little Boss
- Hops & Grain The One They Call Zoe
- Hops & Grain A Pale Mosaic
- Independence Austin Amber
- Independence Stash
- Infamous Sweep The Leg Nitro
- Live Oak Big Bark
- Live Oak Hefeweizen
- Live Oak Pilz
- Lone Pint Yellow Rose
- Pedernales Robert Earl Keen
- Pinthouse Electric Jellyfish
- Oasis, Texas MetaModern
- South Austin Kol’Beer
- Thirsty Planet Thirsty Goat
For more information, visit www.yardhouse.com/locations/tx/austin/austin-the-domain/8366.