The appreciation of Fresh Hop beers continues to exponentially grow as more and more craft beer drinkers are introduced to this seasonal beer in the country’s largest hop growing region of the Pacific Northwest. Our local region is host to many various fresh hop events and festivals including the largest of them all, the Yakima Fresh Hop Festival that will be celebrating its 13th celebration this year. Held in America’s largest growing region of hops with nearly 75% of our country’s hops coming from Washington State’s Yakima Valley, this event is one not to miss.
However, something new this year that will lead up to the 13th Annual Yakima Fresh Hop Festival (read more about this event here) that takes place on Saturday, October 3rd will be the inaugural Yakima Fresh Hop Beer Week. Being the first year of Fresh Hop Beer Week organizers from the Yakima event have booked multiple daily events beginning on Wednesday, September 30 and running through the weekend. During these events there will be various fresh hop beers, activities, Fresh Hop Ale Festival prizes, tickets & swag giveaways.
So far the following events have been booked for Fresh Hop Beer Week in Yakima. WA. More are sure to follow leading up to the week.
Steiner Hop Tour
Wednesday, September 30th 5:00 – 10:00pm
$100 per person Only 100 tickets available
Includes a multi-coursed steak dinner, specialty beers from multiple brewers, a hop field tour, a hop picking & production facility & Kiln, and transportation to and from the Prosser Ranch. Tickets can be purchased here.
Haas Brewers Night
Wednesday, September 30th 5:00 – 6:00pm
Cowiche Canyon Ice House Bar 12 Tap Takeover featuring Haas’s own head brewer Virgil discussing Haas beers, available only at Cowiche Canyon Kitchen & Ice house Bar.
The Pub Game Night
The Pub of Yakima
Wednesday, September 30th 6:00pm
Featuring favorite board games, shuffle board, Foosball & Golden Tee tournaments with awesome prizes. Fresh hop beer samplers and food specials will be featured.
100 Bottles of Beer on the Wall
The Beer Shoppe
Thursday, October 1st 5:00pm
Visit The Beer Shoppe for your chance at 100 rare beer bottles for only $2 per taste. You can also enjoy beer brats, served with beer cheese, and beer mustard. Bottle list coming soon…
Lagunitas Brewers Dinner
2nd Street Grill
Thursday, October 1st 6:00pm
4 course meal with Lagunitas beer pairing for each course. Fresh Hop Ale Festival ticket & swag give away. $45 per seat. Contact 2nd Street Grill for tickets
Thursday, October 1st 7:00pm
Free to Enter, Tables Limited
Test your knowledge against other beer nerds in a night of beer trivia. Also enjoy fresh hop beers, beer braised pulled pork along with Fresh Hop Ale Festival Swag, and tickets given away as prizes.
YCH-HOPS Presents a Fresh Hop Hoppy Hour
Bale Breaker Brewery
Friday, October 2nd 3:00 – 6:00pm and 6:00 – 9:00pm
Join us for fabulous new released beer by Bale Breaker and fantastic food by Twisted Sisters Catering! 3:00 – 6:00pm.
Starting at 6:00pm – BEER CAMP with YCH Hops and Sierra Nevada where even more delicious brews will be served and celebrated 6:00 – 9:00pm.
Fremont Brewers Night
Friday, October 2nd 6:00pm $15
Join Fremont Brewing Company for 4 flights of beers, including 2 fresh hops, and awesome appetizers served up by Sports Center. Win free Fresh Hop Ale Festival tickets & swag.
Yakima Valley Hops
Friday, October 2nd 9:00pm
Yakima Valley Hops is open to the public pre-party- meet some growers and brewers and have a glass of unique fresh hopped beer. Live music, food vendors, and more will be onsite! Come win free Fresh Hop Ale Festival Swag, and tickets.
13th Annual Yakima Fresh Hop Festival
Saturday, October 3rd 5:00 – 10:00pm
Fresh Hop Ale Festival features 40+ breweries bringing you the very best annual fresh hop beer tasting experience. Upon your arrival you will be given a pint glass full of drink script, and access to over 100 different beers. Advanced tickets can be purchased here.