What better place is there for a craft beer trail than the home of the hops? Growing 73% of the nation’s hop crop, the Yakima Valley has kept the craft beer industry brewing for decades. Now Yakima Valley Hop Country has come of age with The Hop Country Craft Beer Trail, making it a true craft beer lover’s destination with more than 20 craft breweries, tap houses, cideries and distilleries.
Unlike urban craft beer trails, where else can you sample innovative, limited-release craft beers inspired by the hops grown and harvested just minutes, or even mere steps, away? In Hop Country you’re raising a glass at the source. Gather, stay and linger in the wide-open spaces with the aromas of hops on the breeze. Kids and dogs welcome!
Sign Up for the Yakima Valley Craft Beer Pass
Travel the Hop Country Craft Beer Trail with the free mobile Yakima Valley Beer Pass, check in along the trail for special savings and to win Hop Country swag.
Hop Country Flavors
You’d expect the folks who brew innovative craft brews to deliver perfect food pairings¾and they do! In addition to award-winning beers, you can count on the best beer bites. From regular appearances by locals’ favorite food trucks to house specialties from your favorite brewers, find something delicious. Cowiche Creek Brewing is known for some of the best burgers around, along with house specialties from smoked prime rib dips to handmade pastas and oyster pairings. HopTown Wood Fired Pizza is celebrated not only for their delicious pizzas dusted with a sprinkling of hops, but also for their Waterin’ Hole 44 where they serve up local craft brews, house-made ciders and more in the Hop Yard. Bron Yr Aur Brewing Co. serves up pizza and more on beer-infused dough with award-winning brews.
Celebrate Craft Brewing at Hop Country Festivals and Events
Plan your trip around festivals and brewery events. Check out the festival lineup from now through October:
- Bottles, Brews & Barbecues June 10 & 11 in Prosser
- Sunnyside Summer Ale Fest June 18
- Ales for ALS at Bale Breaker Brewing Co., June 25
- Roots & Vines Festival June 25 in Yakima
- Beer & Whiskey Festival August 27 in Prosser
- The NEW Hop Country Music Festival, featuring Cody Swindell, Generation Radio and more, September 9 & 10
- Fresh Hop Ale Festival October 8
As always, plan ahead to drive responsibly.