16th Annual Fresh Hop Ale Festival - September 29th 2018 5pm - 10pm

Proceeds to benefit Yakima-county based arts and science organizations.

Held at the Millennium Plaza!

The Yakima Valley Grows Your Hops!

Voted one of the top ten beer festivals in the nation, the Fresh Hop Ale Festival is the celebration of Yakima Valley hops and the craft beer industry.  The Fresh Hop Group is committed to providing grants to benefit Yakima county based arts and science organizations. 

The Yakima Valley produces 75% of the United States' hop crop, and this festival showcases the unique beers that are produced with our valley's hops.


​Fresh Hop is currently seeking volunteers for September 29th, 2018! Receive free admission into the festival, a t-shirt, commemorative glass and beer scrip.


Just a friendly reminder; animals and anyone under the age of 21 are not allowed at this event. ID will be requested at time of entry. Thank you!

Fresh Hop Gives Back

$103,464That's the amount of money given in grants to 19 Yakima County-based arts and science, non-profit organizations for 2017.

The Fresh Ale Hop Festival isn't just, "One of the 10 Best Beer Festivals in the Nation", it's also a vehicle for community enrichment and positive social change. 

Join us September 29th, at the 16th annual Fresh Hop Ale Festival - to drink some amazing craft beer, and do some good!

The Fresh Hop Group

Fresh Hop Art Contest

Coming later this spring.
2017 Winner Casey R.

2017 Homebrew Winners!

Best of Show: Garret Burge
Pale Ale: Derry Jeffries
IPA: Bryan Pierce
Imperial IPA: Ryan Hopkins

2017 Brewery Winners!

Best of Show: Fat Head Brewing
Pale Ale: Cloudburst Brewing
IPA: Shookum Brewery
Imperial IPA: Bale Breaker Brewing Company

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