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Celebrate American Craft Beer Week

Celebrate American Craft Beer Week

American Craft Beer Week is kicks off on May 15, and it’s the perfect time to celebrate where your beer comes from!  The Yakima Valley grows over 75% of our nation’s hops, which means our growers are the reason that there’s even an American Craft Beer Week at all!

With all these hops growing in our backyard, it’s no surprise that the Yakima Valley has a unique and growing collection of craft breweries scattered up and down the valley.  Here’s a handy guide of all of our local brew spots, as well as some of our favorite beer-themed events, to help you celebrate American Craft Beer Week!


Yakima Roots & Vines Festival – 4:00-10:00 pm, May 20, 2017 – Celebrating our local craft beverages and American music, this Downtown Yakima event is a local favorite. There is live music on two stages by The Brothers Comatose, Sleepy Man, Dusty 45’s, Robbie Walden Band and The Common Deer. Pouring at the roots and vines fest will be Bale Breaker Brewing CompanyBerchman's Brewing Company & Taproom, Bron Yr Aur Brewing CoCowiche Creek Brewing CompanyYakima Craft Brewing Co., and Hop Nation Brewing Company. Local wines, ciders and food vendors will also be available. Get tickets here.


Free Summer Concert Series – 6:00 pm, May 20, 2017 at Cowiche Creek Brewing. Live music by DieBruderalong with awesome eats from local food truck Chronic Foods. Family, pet, and beer drinker friendly t this second installment of this free summer concert series! 


Naches Run, Walk, Bike and Brew with Bron Yr Aur Brewing - May 20, 2017. A 5K walk/run celebrating Armed Forces Day, followed by the First Annual Bron Yr Aur Beer Festival at Depot Park. 5k and Relay participants 21 and older will get a free beer token. We hope to see you for a morning and afternoon of family activities, live music, local artists and vendors, local food and Bron Yr Aur beer!




Bale Breaker Brewing - Moxee

  • Field 41 Pale Ale
  • Topcutter IPA
  • Bottomcutter IIPA
  • Dormancy Breakfast Stout
  • Pils Take Two
  • Rotating and seasonal beers.

Berchman’s Brewing CompanyDowntown Yakima

  • West Valley IPA
  • Wide Hollow Pale Ale
  • Dark Pony—Dark Chocolate Coffee Stout

Bron Yr Aur Brewing - Naches

  • Beaver Deceiver™ Cream Ale
  • Heisenberg Pilsner
  • Pale Ale
  • Naches IPA
  • Ekuanot Ipa
  • Dunkelweizen
  • Barrel-Aged Scottish Ale/ Porter

Cowiche Creek Brewing - Yakima

  • YPA =Yakima India Pale Ale
  • Fickle Blonde
  • "Name to be Announced" Series Ale.

Hop Nation Brewing Co. - Downtown Yakima

  • Cream On! Oat-infused Cream Pale Ale
  • Daily Weiss German Hefeweizen
  • EGO (Everyone’s Got One) IPA
  • Bock IN the Goat Rocks
  • German Maibock
  • ESBeotch:  ESB
  • Firing Center Big Red Ale
  • Eye of the Hop 2X IPA

Yakima Craft Brewing - Yakima

  • 1982 Pale Ale
  • Wizard IPA
  • Vern
  • Twin Stag
  • Scottish Ale
  • Bad Monk Belgian-style dark ale
  • Good Monk Belgian-style golden ale
  • Lincoln Ave Coffee Stout
  • Heather Scottish-inspired Ale
  • Special releases

The Beer Shoppe: Not a brewery but, WOW what a beer store! Find unusual craft brews in this beer store with a tap room and a numerous selection of ever changing craft brews on tap.

Insider info: Keep an eye out for a new brewery opening soon in Downtown Yakima on Yakima Avenue!



Snipes Mountain Brewery & Restaurant

  • Coyote Moon American Brown Ale
  • Extra Blonde Ale
  • Dos Borrachos Mexican Style Lager
  • India Pale Ale
  • Porter
  • Robust Porter
  • Sunnyside Pale Ale
  • Special Best Bitter.



Whitstran Premium Ales

  • Steamy Cream California Common Ale
  • Horse Heaven Hefe Bavarian-Style Hefeweizen
  • Highlander Scottish-Style Ale
  • 11th Hour Pale Ale
  • Palouse Porter
  • D20 Heavy Water Stout
  • Friar’s Sahib Imperial IPA
  • Friar’s Decadence Chocolate Imperial Stout

Horse Heaven Brewery

  • Ruby Spur,
  • Prosser Pilsner
  • Buck Off IPA
  • Horse Heaven Wheat
  • Delta Pale Ale
  • Dark Cherry Stout
  • Honey Light


Come celebrate with a cold one straight from the source! Plan your trip over to the Yakima Valley with this weekend beer trip idea! Want to know more about the Yakima Valley hops and craft beer? Find one of our Yakima Valley Tourism representatives at any upcoming Washington Beer Commission events!


P.S. SAVE THE DATE:  Fresh Hop Ale Festival is September 30th this year, so plan accordingly!  You don't want to miss one of the best beer festivals in the nation, right in the heart of hop country!