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.

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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.