In this Fresh Hop Ale Festival Yakima, WA Review we are going to cover it’s history, ticket prices, and other key details about this special event week.
America’s Hop City
With all proceeds from the Yakima Fresh Hop Ale Festival (YCH HOPS) going towards supporting the Yakima Valley art organizations where it’s focus is on developing artistic and academic skills in youth, cultural community enhancement for all, and economic development throughout the Valley, YCH Hops is deservingly named one of the Ten Best Beer Festivals in the nation by sites such as America’s Best Online, Suds Magazine, Seattle Beer News, and others.
Held during the first weekend of October at Millenium Plaza in Yakima, Washington, it’s quickly gaining popularity from brewmasters, hop growers and beer lovers from all over the globe.
Did you know the Yakima Valley is the primary source for almost 75%+ of ALL hops used for brewing all beer nationwide?
Central Washington is our nation’s largest supply of hops, so what festival better to visit all year than the very city where the beer your holding in your hand, in your fridge and in at your local pubs, bars and breweries has originated from?
Without Yakima, there would be no beer. And where there’s no beer, World War 3 Armageddon is near!
As a special treat, wine will also be poured from those in need of a break from fresh hop beers along with craft ciders, too. Live music will be performed and there will be a number of food vendors on site providing delicious culinary food along with a cigar tent.
If you’re a craft beer drinking fanatic, YCH Hops is where you need to be.
Location, Tickets and Details
So how much are these special event tickets to the Fresh Hop Ale Festival going to be?
Single VIP Tickets ($65)
* Access to over 40 breweries * Wineries & Cideries * Cigar Tent * Live Music * Collectible Pint Glass * Special Beers on Beer Bike * $15 Script
General Admission Tickets ($30 – $35
* Exclusive Early Entry into Festival (4 PM) * Catered Food Buffet * VIP Exclusive Music * VIP Only Tap Handles * Covered and Heated * VIP Pint Glass * VIP Beer Garden * VIP Only Bathrooms * 3 Free Half Pints * (Stand up pub style table only)
Millenium Plaza – 7 South 3rd Street – Yakima, WA 98901
The Fresh Hop Ale Festival is held Saturday October 1 2016 from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm at the Millenium Plaza in Yakima, WA.
Tickets are now on sale and if you intend on booking a hotel room, do so as soon as possible. They fill up fast!
So there you have it. That’s the Fresh Hop Ale Festival review in a nutshell.
If you’re looking to have a good time with family and friends while listening to premier live music over several glasses of cold craft beer, this festival is the place you need to be!
The uniqueness of the beer is the big reason why the event has become a huge hit among beer drinkers. Roughly 7,000 people showed up in 2015’s event, more expected to attend in many years to come. It’s very likely tickets will sell out within days, possibly hours of release so if you want to be apart of this festive event, grab your tickets now before they sell out fast! There will be beers that you will never taste again. Live in the moment and enjoy while it’s here.
By the way, the Cider Dayze Festival is just around the corner for a fun road trip with friends and family to Michigan’s best for even more exclusive beer and hard cider selections.
P.S. There will be a free photo booth which will be set up so people can literally jump in a truckload of hops (isn’t that EVERY beer drinkers dream?) and have their photos taken.