SAVE THE DATE! 16th Annual Fresh Hop Ale Festival - Registration and tickets will be available soon!

September 29th 2018: Proceeds to benefit Yakima-county based arts and science organizations.

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.


​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!

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

2018 Sponsors