Come to the Source


Saturday, October 7th 2023
SOZO Sports Complex, Yakima WA

The Orginal


Saturday, October 7th 2023


$65 - General Admission
VIP Options Available



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The Wenas Mammoth Foundation | 2022 Grant Recipient

December 13, 2022

The funding that the Wenas Mammoth Foundation (WMF) received in 2022 from the Yakima Fresh Hop Group, as well as other funders, allowed us to increase our 2022 STEM Paleontology, Archaeology, and Geology Summer Camp enrollments. Some of the upgrades we did to increase our participant numbers and meet grant…

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2022 Home Brew Winners

October 12, 2022

Best of Show Nathan RoszinaBeer:  Shreddin’ FreshiesHome Brew Club: Tall Trees Brew Lab 1st Place Pale Randy MerrimanBeer:  Rosy Centennial Fresh Hop PaleHome Brew Club:  Browns Point Homebrew Club 1st Place IPA Craig HamiltonBeer:  Just WowHome Brew Club:  W.O.R.T 1st Place Imperial Mike McCourtBeer:  Citra Hazy DIPAHome Brew Club:  Browns Point Homebrew Club

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2022 Brewery Winners

October 12, 2022

Best of Show Stoup Brewing Mosaic Fresh Hop Fiend IPA- Sauve & Son7.2% ABV The 10th in our 2022 Fresh Hop Fiend Series, Mosaic Fresh Hop Fiend is packed with 300 pounds per batch of Mosaic fresh hops from our friends at Sauve & Son Farms in Mabton, WA. Mosaic…

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_The Original Fresh Hop Ale Festival _

"The Yakima Valley contains approximately 75 percent of the total United States hop acreage, with an average farm size of 450 acres accounting for over 77 percent of the total United States hop crop."


The Fresh Hop Ale Festival is a non-profit organization whose goal is to present one of the country's top 10 beer festivals, celebrate the Yakima Valley's hops, and support Yakima county based arts and science organizations.


That's the amount of money given in grants to over 20 Yakima County-based arts and science, non-profit organizations for 2018.

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.

After the work of producing the festival settles down, a call for funding is issued to local Arts and Science organizations to fund specific projects.

Grant Awards are made and presented to the public in March.



Check out past festivals and the winners!

“We are so grateful to the Fresh Hop group for funding this arts program for us. It’s been a very positive thing for our school community. It has been so fun to watch the kids enter the Capitol Theater and be in awe of what they’re seeing (many for the first time).

We’re always so grateful for the generous people and businesses in the valley that are committed to enriching the lives of our students."

Nick Hartman
Mountainview Elementary

"We are so excited to hear we are recipients of the Fresh Hop Grant!  Thank you so very much for the opportunity.  The funding will really help us build up more of our art offerings for youth at Rod’s House.  We can’t wait to show you what the youth accomplish as the year goes along.

Thank you again!"

Bree Tait
Rod's House

"This grant money will help our poetry programs immensely. Yakima Coffeehouse Poets is very grateful and, of course, we are very willing to help with the Fresh Hop Ale Festival next fall.
Thanks to your committee for helping the poetry community in the Yakima Valley."

Ed Stover
Yakima Coffeehouse Poets