If you love hops, you can't miss the first session of the 2nd Annual Seattle Fresh Hops Festival! There will be 20+ breweries giving samples of just released fresh hops brews. Food and sliders will be available from Hale's.

The Yakima Valley of Washington State is one of the most important hop growing regions in the world. Because of the boom in the beer industry, especially craft brewing in the U.S., demand for hops is at an all-time high. And our own Yakima Valley contains approximately 75% of the total U.S. hop acreage! Approximately 2/3's of the hops produced in the Yakima Valley are exported to countries all over the globe. Depending on the variety of hops, growers begin to harvest late August thru September.

Once a year brewmasters descend on Yakima's Hop Country to hand pick their favorite varieties of hops, all with varying degrees of bitterness and aromatics. And they can't wait to brew a batch or too with what they've chosen! Join in the fun and experience the wide range of fresh hop style beers and see what the excitement is all about!

20 Corners Brewing Co.
Counterbalance Brewing Company
Diamond Knot Craft Brewing
Downpour Brewing
Elysian Brewing
Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery
Fremont Brewing
Illuminati Brewing Company
Lazy Boy Brewing Company
Lowercase Brewing
Lucky Envelope Brewing
Pike Brewing Company
pFriem Family Brewers
Rogue Ales & Spirits
7 Seas Brewing Co.
Tieton Cider Works
Triplehorn Brewing Co.
Woodinville Ciderworks
Yakima Craft Brewing Co.