This is Fresh Hop Beer Week in the Yakima Valley and it’s all about the hops! Hop harvest is in full swing, and that pungent aroma in Downtown Yakima wafting through the streets is hops being processed and dried. Hops are used to flavor craft beer, and just like wine grapes, hops have different flavor … Continue reading The Beers of Fresh Hop Ale Festival
At the end of September each year, the Yakima Valley celebrates the end of the annual hop harvest, and every year, the party gets bigger and bigger. Culminating with Fresh Hop Ale Festival on September 30th, Fresh Hop Beer Week has become a multi-day celebration of hop harvest, the brewing industry and all things beer. … Continue reading Fresh Hop Beer Week!
Downtown Yakima’s easily walk-able city center is alive with wineries, breweries, restaurants and entertainment, but there are also plenty of imaginative art installations on display, designed to enhance our community’s beautiful streetscape. Take a walk on the streets of Downtown Yakima and enjoy the vibrant art in the heart of the city. DOWNTOWN SCULPTURES … Continue reading Downtown Yakima’s Art Scene
Hop harvest has officially begun in the Yakima Valley! Our valley is one of the most important hop growing regions in the world, and the craft beer industry wouldn’t be what it is today without our Valley’s hop growers. Though millions of people enjoy the beer that our hops help produce, most people don’t know … Continue reading A Field Guide to Hops
Summer wine tasting in the Yakima Valley is the perfect time for tasting Rosé. This refreshing wine was made for warm August evenings, and is an excellent way to cap off our celebration of Washington Wine Month. Rosé pairs well with cheese, seafood, pasta or BBQ, all of which can be found in abundance in … Continue reading WA Wine Month: In Search of Rosé
August is Washington Wine Month, which means it’s the perfect month for sipping summer wines! There is still a lot of summer left to enjoy, and there’s no better way than sitting outside at your favorite Yakima Valley winery. And since we’re celebrating wine this month, we’ve put together some of our favorite summer wines … Continue reading WA Wine Month: Summer Sippers
Pairing wine with food and friends is one of the best ways to celebrate Washington Wine Month. Relax at these wineries offering small plates (tapas), charcuterie platters or dinner paired with Yakima Valley wines. Most wineries also encourage visitors to picnic on their grounds with their own picnic items. Many wineries offer special events, such … Continue reading WA Wine Month: Wineries & Food!