The Yakima Valley of Central Washington is known for its fertile soil and hospitable climate, and is home to wineries, apple orchards and hop farms. In fact, the Yakima Valley in 2019 produced approximately three-quarters of all hops grown across the entire U.S. If you’re drinking a beer with American-grown hops, chances are that you’re tasting the fruit of Yakima’s labor and soil.
Simply put, there are few places with bigger footprints in American craft beer than Yakima. Beyond the area’s hop production, Yakima’s first brewery started operations in the early 1980s. In the time since, brewery and hop farm trails have popped up across the region, making the area a destination of indulgence for craft beer enthusiasts.