The Fresh Hop Ale Festival In Washington Is A Beer Lover’s Paradise

Attention, beer drinkers: Did you know that one of the largest beer festivals in the country is right here in Washington, and it’s almost upon us? Considering the Yakima Valley produces about 75% of the country’s hops, it makes sense that Yakima hosts the annual Fresh Hop Ale Festival every October. And when you go, not only do you get to drink delicious local craft beer, you’ll be helping to support some great causes.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Get your tickets to this iconic beer festival before they officially sell out. And if you’d rather celebrate autumn’s arrival a different way, here are some beautiful day trip suggestions.