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Check Out The Hop-pertunities!

Check Out The Hop-pertunities!

Hop-por·tu·ni·ty

/Häp/É™rˈt(y)oÍžonÉ™dÄ“/

 Noun: Hop-portunity; plural noun: Hop-portunities

  1. A set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something involving hops. Example: "We will see increased hop-portunities to enjoy craft beer.
  2. Synonyms: Favorable time, occasion, moment, right set of circumstances, opening, window (of hop-portunity), and possibility.

Now is the time to celebrate the hop harvest in the Yakima Valley, which grows 78% of the hops sold in the USA.  Plan to attend three festivals celebrating the craft beer made from these Yakima Valley grown hops. Visit the only Hop Museum in the nation; learn about the history of growers in the valley. Take the hop-portunity to taste what the Yakima Valley brews. Visit Hop Nation Brewing Co., Yakima Craft Brewing Co., Bale Breaker Brewery, Snipes Mountain Brewery and Restaurant; All craft breweries located in the heart of hop country.  

8/7/2015 - 8/8/2015 Moxee Hop Festival:  Shop various crafts, eat delicious foods and enjoy all the entertainment. Friday, August 7 at 5 p.m. Enjoy live music, beer gardens, royalty presentation, fireworks, karaoke with Stephanie and Jeff, and a lot of family fun. Beer Garden Opens 3 p.m. / X Band 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. / The Hipsters | Get ready to hear Seattle best modern rock band. 8:30 - 12:30 p.m. Saturday, August 8 at 7:00 a.m. Breakfast in the park, live music, parade, royalty presentation, 5K, cheer squads, raffles, karaoke with Stephanie and Jeff, and a lot of family fun. Beer Garden Opens 3 p.m. / Crush - Crush’s stellar musicians bring intimate and playful interactions to their audience which creates high energy and a fun party like atmosphere. 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. / Ten Souljers | One of Canada's Best Top 40 Bands. 8:30 - 12:30 p.m.

9/12/2015 America On Tap Craft Beer FestivalDowntown Yakima 2pm-5pm. Showcasing over 100 releases from some of America’s best craft breweries! Attendees will sample beers in an atmosphere filled with live music, delicious food available for purchase, and great vendors. Standard Ticket $35 *Ticket Prices Increase by $10 at the Door. Include: 3 Hours of Beer Sampling /Souvenir Sampling Glass/Live Music Entertainment.

10/3/2015 13th Annual Fresh Hop Ale Festival:  5 -10 p.m. Experience why this festival was voted as one of the top ten beer festivals in the nation; the original fresh hop beer festival, and still the best. Live music by Legs & Cracker Factory. Over 40 breweries, over 100 beers to try, rare treats on the beer bike cruising around the festival, because we think that sometimes beer should come to you. Cheers! We know you love fresh hop beers, but sometimes your entourage is looking for something different. Local wineries such as Tieton Cider Works, Gilbert Cellars, Kana Winery, Antolin Cellars,Treveri Cellars, Naches Heights Vineyard, Swede Hill Distillery will be attending the 2015 festival.

Take advantage of these great hop-pertunities to enjoy craft beverages from the heart of hop growing country, the Yakima Valley.

Check out this video of the Fresh Hop Ale Festival

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