The Yakima Valley Grows Your Hops!
Voted one of the top ten beer festivals in the nation, the Fresh Hop Ale Festival is a celebration of the hop and craft beer industry! The Fresh Hop Ale 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.
For a beer to be considered a “fresh hop ale,” it must be produced with Yakima Valley hops that were picked no more than 24 hours prior to brewing.