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Enjoy the many tastes and unique personalities of each of our Valley breweries and taprooms at your own speed! HOP ON – HOP OFF shuttle service runs loop routes to 3-4 breweries per route. The Little Hopper will pick you up at your starting point, check you in, and away we go to next stop. Hop OFF and Little Hopper will return about an hour later for next stop. The Little Hopper will return you to your starting point at the end of the evening.

Little Hopper shuttles can host groups of 2 – 12. Masks must be worn while aboard Little Hopper.

HOP ON HOP TOURS have wrapped up for 2021! Tours will resume March 19th, 2022.

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WEST ROUTE BREWERIES

HOP ON – HOP OFF shuttle service runs to 4-5 breweries, making 3 – 5 minute stops at each brewery every 45 – 60 minutes.

The West Route will include 3 of the 4 featured breweries below. The Little Hopper will pick you up at your starting brewery, check you in, and away we go to the next stop. HOP ON – HOP OFF tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Bron Yr Aur Brewing
  • Cowiche Creek Brewing
  • Valley Brewing
  • Hop Capital Brewing

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EAST ROUTE BREWERIES

The Little Hopper will pick you up at your starting brewery, check you in, and away we go to the next stop. HOP ON – HOP OFF tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays.

  • Bale Breaker Brewing
  • Berchman's Brewing
  • Redifer Brewing
  • Hop Nation Brewing
  • Single Hill Brewing
  • Wandering Hop Brewery
  • 5th Line Brewing

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Hit the hop country craft beer trail.

Perfectly situated, Union Gap is your home base for touring hop country and wine country and hop country. With 17,000 acres of Yakima Valley vineyards produces 50% of the state’s wine grapes, as well as 75% of the nation’s hops. You’ll find more than 90 wineries and nearly 20 craft breweries and tap houses just a short drive away. You can spend days touring both. It only makes sense that you find an outstanding craft brew trail in the home of the hops. In fact, Bale Breaker Brewing is just 10 minutes from any one of our Union Gap hotels. It’s not only the third largest craft brewery in the state, it’s the only brewery located in a working hop farm.

Being in the heart of hop country gives inspiration to exceptional and creative brewing at the Yakima Valley’s craft breweries. With your convenient stay in Union Gap you’ll find them in every direction. At breweries and tap houses throughout the Valley you’ll find the locals’ favorite food trucks, artisan pizza and some of the best burgers we’ve ever had.

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Ales for ALS

This free all-ages event at Bale Breaker Brewing Co. features craft beer, live music and food vendors. A portion of every pint sold goes to benefiting research to end ALS. Held in June

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Hop Country Music Festival

Featuring national acts like Cole Swindel, this two-day music festival celebrates all things hop country! Held in September

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Fresh Hop Ale Festival

Voted one of the top 10 fresh hop beer festivals in the nation, this festival is an end of hop harvest celebration that features more than 50 breweries offering only fresh hopped beers. Held in October

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CITY BREW TOURS SHOP

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.

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Hours away from the iconic coastlines of the Pacific Northwest, the Yakima Valley in central Washington is one of the most vibrant agricultural centers across the entire country, home to more than 30 distinct varieties of fruits and vegetables. Yakima is perhaps most well known as the de facto capital of American hops; approximately three-quarters of  all hops grown in the U.S.  originate in the Yakima Valley. Local beer makers don’t let this natural resource in their backyard go to waste, making it easy to say that every Yakima brewery is worth your time and attention.

There are few places with bigger footprints in American craft beer than Yakima. The vast majority of iconic New World hops—Citra, Amarillo, Cascade, Mosaic, Simcoe and many more—are grown right in the heart of Yakima Valley.

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 unique indulgence for craft beer enthusiasts.

You’ll want to stretch your legs a good bit when you visit Yakima. The valley is a gorgeous expanse of colorful farmland blanketed by lush, climbing steeps that has to be seen to be believed. To help you get around and make the most of your time in Yakima, we’ve put together a helpful guide of Yakima breweries, restaurants and interesting sites you need to check out during your stay.

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Check out this list to help you find your new favorite Yakima brewery.

Where the Hop Heads Go

No area in the world has the embarrassment of riches that Yakima enjoys with its plentiful hop farms. Hop bines dot the countryside and produce classic hop varietals, alongside new and experimental hops that have yet to made available to the general public. Simply put, every brewery in the Yakima Valley has an IPA worth checking out solely because of their availability to fresh hops.

But if you want to taste beers made with the absolute freshest hops possible, only a few other breweries can stack up to what  Bale Breaker Brewing Company  pours out of its taproom. The family-owned brewery was built on a site adjacent to  Loftus Ranches , the family farm that produces apples, cherries and, of course, hops.

Hops from Loftus Ranches are processed and used to brew fresh IPAs, pale ales and other hop-forward beers at Bale Breaker Brewing Company. The brewery says its hops travel just 4 minutes from farm to kettle.

Which beer should you pick up at Bale Breaker Brewing Company? Our recommendation is to find anything on tap (or in a can) that was wet hopped or anything that contains fresh hops. You’ll find those beers in spades at this brewery.

Bale Breaker Brewing Company even has a “Homegrown Beer Series” that features brews made entirely from ingredients—hops and grains—sourced on Loftus Ranches.

Drinks With a View

No matter when you visit Yakima, the valley is a wondrous landscape painted with trailing vineyards, livestock and colorful fruit orchards. Even when you’re out on brewery trails, you’ll want to take a moment to sit back and soak it all in.

That’s when  Cowiche Creek Brewing  should come in to play for you. The brewery has a huge outdoor space where visitors get to sit back and soak in the sweeping hills of neighboring farms. Cowiche Creek Brewing takes full advantage of its space and brings in live music to complement the brewery’s atmosphere.

Don’t skip out on Cowiche Creek Brewing’s draughts, though. Like other Yakima breweries, Cowiche Creek Brewing has plenty of fresh hop IPAs on tap, to go along stouts, session beers and even ciders.

Where to Find the Best Seasonal Releases

One stark advantage to operating a brewhouse smack dab in the middle of hop country is you can utilize the nearby farms to tinker around with fresh ingredients. Few breweries do that better than Wandering Hop Brewery.

If you’re looking for a tap wall of constantly rotating small batch releases,  Wandering Hop Brewery  might look like heaven to you. The brewery is constantly playing with hop flavors in its IPAs, so you’re likely to find half a dozen different IPAs, double IPAs or even milkshake IPAs available at any given point in time.

But Wandering Hop Brewery also puts out seasonal beers that fall on the maltier side of things, like dark Belgian winter beers and Hefeweizen for the later summer and fall.

An Afternoon in Yakima – Exploring Downtown Yakima

Check out this collection of local hot spots in close proximity so you can eat, drink and see Yakima in one afternoon.

While it’s great to get around the Yakima Valley, sometimes what a wandering beer tourist needs is a day in the city. Yakima actually has a vibrant downtown area full of fantastic breweries, diverse dining options and local culture to immerse yourself in.

One of the greatest things about Yakima is you don’t have to look far for a good brewery, and downtown Yakima is no exception.

Start your beer adventure downtown at  Single Hill Brewing , one of Yakima’s most highly-rated breweries citywide. Single Hill Brewing was designed as a social space, so you’ll find tons of seating in an airy, open space. The brewery keeps a diverse lineup of brews on its tap wall, so in the very unlikely event you’re getting tired of wet-hopped IPAs, you can bet on finding tart sours and crispy lagers to cleanse your palate at Single Hill Brewing.

On the easternmost stretches of downtown Yakima you’ll find 5th Line Brewing Co. Similar to Single Hill Brewing, the brewers at  5th Line Brewing Co.  are focused on producing a wide lineup of beer styles for patrons to choose from. On any given day you could find anything ranging from an Irish Red Ale to a Dunkelweizen to fruited seltzers on draught at the brewery.

When you’re ready to put down some local Yakima delicacies, there is no better place to start than Cheese Zombies. Yes, you read that right. In essence, a Cheese Zombie is a grilled cheese cake-like treat that is baked with fresh dough.

The gooey, cheesy treat originated in Yakima in the 1950s, and the city remains one of the few spots where you can find scratch-made Cheese Zombies anywhere in the nation. In downtown Yakima, local spot  Big Girls Bakery  makes batches of the local cheesy good, though they are only available on Fridays.

For another local staple, check out  Mel’s Diner . The retro-eatery has been serving up diner fare for breakfast and lunch since 1982.

As the day draws to a close, downtown Yakima has a few fantastic restaurants for a memorable dinner. Turn to  Crafted  for a meal made from entirely local ingredients. The restaurant changes its menu seasonally—sometimes daily—to reflect the produce and protein available from the surrounding Yakima Valley throughout the year.

For dishes with modern flare, check out  E.Z. Tiger . The eatery focuses on dim sum and noodle dishes that it says celebrate the “flavors of the Pacific Rim”. You can expect high-grade seafood plates alongside steamed buns, steak and bright-flavored cocktails.

While you’re in downtown Yakima, there are two local gems that are absolute must-stops. First, the  Yakima Greenway  is a 20-mile long trail that connects different communities in Yakima Valley. You can access the greenbelt trail on the eastern borders of downtown Yakima for a highly enjoyable walk along the Yakima River.

Finally, make sure you’re in downtown Yakima on Sunday mornings to take full advantage of the  Downtown Yakima Farmers Market . The Yakima Valley is a lush region teeming with farmland, and that is reflected in this farmers market. Held beginning in the spring and running into early fall, farm stands at the market include everything from local mushrooms, wildflowers and more berries than you could ever imagine. If you’re in town during the Downtown Yakima Farmers Market season, it’s a stop you won’t want to miss.

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Yakima Area Arboretum Situated on 46 acres of land, the  Yakima Area Arboretum  is a greenspace that dreams are made of. Explore the grounds and stop to enjoy some of the arboretum’s highlights, including a rose garden, giant sequoias and a stroll along the banks of the Yakima River.

Lariat Bar-B-Q Open for more than half a century,  Lariat Bar-B-Q  on the edge of downtown Yakima is a nostalgic diner serving up a classic menu of pulled pork sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs. The real highlight of the experience, though, is Lariat Bar-B-Q’s iconic neon sign featuring a smiling cowgirl and her lasso.

Teapot Dome Service Station About 20 minutes south of Yakima, you can find an entirely unique and charming teapot building that is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The  Teapot Dome Service Station  was formerly an operation gas station, first built in 1922, but now serves as a fun tourist attraction for visitors to the Yakima Valley.

Worth the Drive – Rattlesnake Hills

If you drive south from Yakima city limits and into the remote stretches of the valley, you’ll eventually find yourself in a region known as Rattlesnake Hills. This area of Washington has something for everyone, and some absolutely bonkers roadside attractions make this trip well worth your time.

In Sunnyside, a town about a 30-minute drive from the city of Yakima, an adventurous beer tourist will find themselves rewarded with a stop in at  Varietal Beer Co.  This particular brewery is an IPA-lovers paradise, as the craft brewery utilizes local hop fields to create bright and expressive ales that explode with fresh hop flavors.

The Yakima Valley isn’t just known for its hops, though. In fact, Yakima Valley in 1983 became the first American Viticultural Area in the state of Washington, meaning it is a designated wine grape growing region. Everywhere you turn in Yakima Valley, there are sprawling vineyards crossing over the horizon.

Winemakers in this area are as innovative as the brewers, and Yakima Valley has garnered a reputation as one of the most intriguing wine regions in America outside of California.

There are no shortage of wine tours you can take in the Rattlesnake Hills area, but we recommend exploring the local vineyards via horseback. A couple of different horseback stables in the area provide this service to tourists, including  Cherry Wood Horse Rescue and Barn  and the  Yakima Valley Carriage Co.  Take in the crisp valley air and enjoy an unbeatable wine tour on horseback—what is better than that?

You should indulge your curiosity throughout your travels along the Rattlesnake Hills, as many of the area’s small towns have hidden gems sprinkled about.

As mentioned earlier in this article, the Teapot Dome Service Station in Zillah is an unmissable photo opportunity, as well as an opportunity to enjoy historical architecture. But how would you also like to hang out with some dinosaurs?

Just 10 minutes south of Zillah, the  Hisey Dinosaur Park  in Granger is a roadside attraction featuring dozens of statues of dinosaurs. The first statue was built in 1993 to attract tourists to the town (mission achieved!) and the local population kept building more and more dinosaur statues as the years went on.

You’ll find dinosaur statues around Hisey Park in Granger hanging out on the playground, coming out of the pond and even bursting out of buildings. Take some time out of your day to try and find them all!

Finally, if you’re feeling very adventurous then you should consider driving out to Prosser, Washington, to experience the inexplicable oddity known only as  Gravity Hill .

At this mysterious spot, you’ll find a marking on the road directing you where to stop your car. If you shift your car into neutral in this spot, you will begin to appear to drift uphill in your car, against the laws of gravity. This phenomenon has to be experienced to believe!

This spot is hard to find, but the hill can be found a little more than 10 miles north of Prosser on North Crosby Road. The spot to park your car in neutral is marked on the road—conveniently next to an allegedly haunted grain elevator.

Interact with the map below to navigate to every stop mentioned in this article, and have fun exploring Yakima!

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List of Yakima’s Top Breweries

August 10, 2019

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Until we write our full guide to Yakima, here is a list of the best breweries in the Yakima area, according to Untappd, along with information about hours of operation and food options. This list will be updated frequently, but if you notice anything inaccurate on this list, or if you see that we accidentally left off a brewery that falls within the Untappd score range provided, please kindly let us know and we’ll fix it as soon as we can! We strive to provide the most accurate and up-to-date source of brewery information possible. (For why we chose to sort by Untappd rating, please check out our FAQ .) And, as always, before going to a brewery, check their website or social media to see if they have food trucks on certain days, food delivery options, or irregular hours that day.

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Wandering Hop Brewery Untappd: 3.99 Closed Monday and Tuesday 3 PM – 9 PM Wednesday and Thursday, 12 PM – 9 PM Friday and Saturday, 12 PM – 6 PM Sunday Food: Yes

Valley Brewing Untappd: 3.95 Open 7 days a week 3 PM – 9 PM Monday through Thursday, 3 PM – 10 PM Friday, 12 PM – 10 PM Saturday, 12 PM – 7 PM Sunday Food: Occasional food trucks

Bale Breaker Brewing Untappd: 3.88 Open 7 days a week 3 PM – 9 PM Monday through Thursday, 12 PM – 9 PM Friday and Saturday, 12 PM – 6 PM Sunday Food: Occasional food trucks

Single Hill Brewing Untappd: 3.81 Closed Mondays 12 PM – 9 PM Tuesday through Thursday, 12 PM – 10 PM Friday and Saturday, 12 PM – 7 PM Sunday Food: Daily food truck

Hop Nation Brewing Untappd: 3.55 Open 7 days a week 3:30 PM – 9 PM Monday and Tuesday, 3:30 PM – 10 PM Wednesday through Friday, 12 PM – 10 PM Saturday, 3 PM – 8 PM Sunday Food: Yes

Berchman’s Brewing Untappd: 3.51 Closed Monday through Wednesday 4 PM – 9 PM Thursday through Saturday, 12 PM – 5 PM Sunday Food: No

Yakima Craft Brewing/Hop Capital Brewing Untappd: 3.51 Open 7 days a week 1 PM – 10 PM Monday through Thursday, 11 AM – 11 PM Friday and Saturday, 11 AM – 9 PM Sunday Food: Yes

Redifer Brewing Untappd: 3.4 Closed Sunday and Monday 3 PM – 9 PM Tuesday through Friday, 1 PM – 9 PM Saturday Food: No

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Cowiche Creek Brewing Company located in Cowiche Untappd: 3.7 Closed Monday and Tuesday 5 PM – 8 PM Wednesday and Thursday, 3 PM – 9 PM Friday, 12 PM – 9 PM Saturday, 12 PM – 5 PM Sunday Food: Occasional food vendors

Bron Yr Aur Brewing located in Naches Untappd: 3.7 Closed Monday and Tuesday 4 PM – 8 PM Wednesday and Thursday, 12 PM – 8:30 PM Friday and Saturday, 12 PM – 8 PM Sunday Food: Yes

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Welcome to The Beer Travel Guide! People often ask us where to drink craft beer when they visit various cities, so we decided to make a site that could hopefully help everyone looking for local craft when they travel.

You’ll find our detailed brewery hop recommendations for various American cities here. You’ll also find lists of breweries for a number of cities, lists which include valuable research like whether they serve food and what their hours of operation are. That way, you can make your own hop! If you don’t see the city you want to explore on there, contact us and let us know!

We also have pieces about beer festivals we’ve attended, wrapping up the experience and shouting out our favorite beers that were served. You can read our coverage of festivals we’ve covered in the past two years, including the Firestone Walker Invitational , Great American Beer Fest , Carnival of Caffeination , Sour Friends Fest , Extreme Beer Fest , and many more!

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You won't find a hop country and craft beer experience like this anywhere else in the U.S. precisely because the Yakima Valley is hop country USA. A Yakima Valley beercation takes you to the heart of one of the most important hop growing regions in the world. Our hop growers keep the beer industry brewing and our brewers showcase innovation at the tap. At the root of it all, this is hop farming country, so the Yakima Valley's kicked back and creative craft breweries take their inspiration from the field to produce truly exceptional brews.

The Yakima Valley is world renown for our fertile volcanic infused soil, where we grow more than 75% of our nation's hops. Don't forget to make your first stop the Yakima Valley Visitor Information Center where you can find more information and plan your stops with one of our travel consultants.

Craft Beer Weekend Day One

Snipes Mountain Restaurant and Tap House - Yakima Valley Craft Beer Tour

LUNCH AT SNIPES MOUNTAIN RESTAURANT & TAP HOUSE

905 Yakima Valley Hwy • Sunnyside, WA 98944 509-837-2739 • snipesmountain.com

Lodge-style dining and hand-crafted ales.

Varietal Beer Co. - Yakima Valley Craft Beer Tour

TASTING FLIGHTS AT VARIETAL BEER CO.

416 E. Edison Ave • Sunnyside, WA 98944 509-515-2222 • varietalbeer.com

Sample from an always changing taplist showcasing the best of Yakima Valley hops.

American Hop Museum - Yakima Valley Craft Beer Tour

AMERICAN HOP MUSEUM TOUR

22 S. B St. • Toppenish, WA 98948 509-865-46771 • americanhopmuseum.org

Explore the history of hops and find out why the Yakima Valley is the hop capital of the U.S.A.

HopTown Pizza - Yakima Valley Craft Beer Tour

DINNER AT HOPTOWN PIZZA

2560 Donald Wapato Rd. • Wapato, WA 98951 509-952-4414 • hoptownpizza.com

Apple wood fired pizza sprinkled with local hops and local craft beverages. You can't beat it!

Single Hill Brewing Co. - Yakima Valley Craft Beer Tour

TASTING FLIGHTS AT SINGLE HILL

102 N. Naches Ave. • Yakima, WA 98901 509-367-6756 • singlehillbrewing.com

Sample their refreshing beers from a range of classic and experimental brews.

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Craft Beer Weekend Day Two

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Hike the Cowiche Canyon Trail

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Hike or bike through Cowiche Canyon from the west trailhead for an easy flat route. Check the website for more strenuous trails and wine tasting routes.

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Lunch and Brews at Cowiche Creek Brewing Co.

514 Thompson Rd • Cowiche, WA 98923 509-678-0324 • cowichecreekbrewing.com

Take in gorgeous views of the Cowiche Valley and sample clean, crisp, refreshing brews bursting with Yakima Valley hops. They carry a great line-up of gourmet burgers and seasonal favorites.

High Steppe Climbing Center - Yakima Valley Rock Climbing

Hone Your Rock Climbing Skills at High Steppe Climbing Center

1015 E Lincoln Ave Suite 101 • Yakima, WA 98901 509-225-9011 • highsteppeclimbing.com

Climbing walls and a free-standing boulder to inspire those who are brand new to climbing, veteran climbers, and everyone in between.

Bron Yr Aur Brewing Co. - Yakima Valley Craft Beer Tour

LUNCH AT Bron Yr Aur Brewing Co.

12160 US Hwy 12 • Naches, WA 98937 509-653-1109 • bronyraurbrewing.com

Hang out on the patio or lawn at the foothills of the Cascade Range and enjoy hand-crafted beers and brick-oven pizza on beer infused dough.

Valley Brewing Co. - Yakima Valley Craft Beer Tour

Hit Up Valley Brewing Co.

3215 River Rd • Yakima, WA 98902 509-945-5107 • valleybrewingco.com

Founded by three best friends with a passion for craft and a love for beer. Valley Brewing?s microbrewery facility and tasting room offer experimental IPA?s, sours and other varieties.

River Road Breweries - Yakima Valley Craft Beer Tour

BREWERY HOP ON RIVER ROAD

Hop capital brewing.

2920 River Rd, #7 • Yakima, WA 98902 509-654-7357 • hopcapitalbrewing.com

Full-bodied beers in a taprom built for having fun!

Valley Brewing

Founded by 3 best friends with a passion for beer.

Norm's of Yakima - Yakima Valley Craft Beer Tour

DINNER AT Norm's of Yakima

5 N. Front St. • Yakima, WA 98901 509-317-2179 • normsofyakima.com

Relax with comfort pub fare and a great selection of local craft brews on historic North Front Street.

Outskirts Brewing Co. - Yakima Valley Craft Brewery

DINNER AT Outskirts Brewing Co.

707 Test Drive Lane • Selah, WA 98942 509-317-2179 • outskirtsbrewingco.com

A rustic, refined restaurant, bar, brewery and taproom situated between Selah and Yakima. Whether you want a quick bite and a beer or surf and turf and a cocktail, the century-old barn has a little something for everyone.

5th Line Brewing Co. - Yakima Valley Craft Brewery

Check Out 5th Line Brewing Before You Call it a Night

Stop by this family friendly, dog friendly, hockey themed brewery with 14 beer taps and a few WA wines and ciders.

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Provisions Restaurant - Yakima Valley Craft Beer Tour

Brunch at Provisions

2710 Terrace Hts Dr • Yakima, WA 98901 509-452-8100 • provisionsyakima.com

Hand-crafted breakfasts, from Champagne with fried chicken and waffles to "build your own benedict" from 14 toppings.

Caffe 11th Avenue - Yakima Valley Craft Beer Tour

Brunch at Caffe 11th Avenue

1003 West Yakima Avenue • Yakima, WA 98901 509-426-2808 • caffe11thavenue.comm

Breakfast served all day, made from locally sourced ingredients so you know it will be fresh!

Tieton Cider Works - Yakima Valley Craft Beer Tour

Tasting at Tieton Cider Works

619 W. J St. • Yakima, WA 98901 tietonciderworks.com

Fresh-pressed ciders from family grown fruit.

Yakima Valley Visitor Information Center

Yakima Valley Visitor Information Center

101 N Fair Ave • Yakima, WA 98901 Learn More

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  1. Yakima Valley Beer Tours and Yakima Valley Wine Tours

    BREWERY TRIPS & TOURS. The Yakima Valley grows 75% of the hops in the United States making it the largest hop growing region in the world. Book your ride on Yakima's Beer Bus, the Little Hopper for a beer tasting tour through hop country. You'll have access to the freshest and newest experimental brews that only the Yakima Valley can offer.

  2. Yakima Valley Craft Beer Trail

    Wandering Hop Brewery. 508 North 20th Avenue Yakima, WA 98902 509-426-2739 Lower Valley Breweries & Cidery . Brewminatti and Perfect Circle Brewing. 713 6th Street ... Little Hopper Tours. PO Box 8307 Yakima, WA 98908 509-985-7470 Yakima Chief Hops. 306 Division Street Yakima, WA 98902 509-457-3200 Yakima Valley Hops.

  3. Yakima Valley Craft Beer Trail

    Wine & Beer Tours Yakima Valley Winery and Brewery Touring Companies. ... Little Hopper Tours. PO Box 8307 Yakima, WA 98908 509-985-7470 Washington Wine Experience. Yakima, WA 98902 509-910-2435 Yakima Valley Visitor Information Center. 101 N Fair Avenue Yakima, WA 98901

  4. The Little Hopper

    The Official Yakima Valley Travel Guide™ is the single best resource for planning your visit to the Yakima Valley. Packed full of maps, trip ideas and details of the many attractions, it will be your constant companion during your stay. Little Hopper Tour Company offers craft beer and wine tours March through October.

  5. Hop On

    The West Route will include 3 of the 4 featured breweries below. The Little Hopper will pick you up at your starting brewery, check you in, and away we go to the next stop. HOP ON - HOP OFF tours are available on Saturdays and Sundays. Bron Yr Aur Brewing. Cowiche Creek Brewing. Valley Brewing. Hop Capital Brewing.

  6. Where the Hops Grow! Yakima Brewery Tour

    1. Yakima Valley. Stop: 5 hours. Your tour includes 3 - 4 Yakima Valley breweries. The Yakima Valley produces 75% of the nation's hops. In addition, the rolling landscapes include apple, cherry, peach, and nectarine orchards. Your tour will wind you through serene landscapes and breathtaking views. Read more.

  7. Yakima Valley Craft Breweries

    Perfectly situated, Union Gap is your home base for touring hop country and wine country and hop country. With 17,000 acres of Yakima Valley vineyards produces 50% of the state's wine grapes, as well as 75% of the nation's hops. You'll find more than 90 wineries and nearly 20 craft breweries and tap houses just a short drive away.

  8. Yakima, WA

    CITY BREW TOURS (888) 623.8687. October, 2022 . Yakima, WA. ... 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.

  9. Take a Craft Beer Lover's Road Trip in Yakima Valley

    Kick back at local breweries for delicious craft beer bites, from locals' favorite food trucks and woodfired pizza on beer-infused crust to brewery specialties including house-ground chuck and brisket burgers and premium steaks and seafood. Look no further than The Little Hopper — Yakima's Craft Beer Bus — for the perfect brewery tours.

  10. A Beer Lover's Guide to Washington's Yakima Valley

    For a change of pace after a day of brewery hopping, grab a seat at Eats & Elixirs. The restaurant is run by Julie Kirchhoff and Niles, who also runs Bite Club Yakima, an underground members-only dining club. The vintage, speakeasy-like space has a relaxed vibe and features a menu of globally-inspired tapas.

  11. The Top Yakima Brewery to Check Out & Other Things to ...

    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 unique indulgence for craft beer enthusiasts. You'll want to stretch your legs a good bit when you visit Yakima.

  12. Yakima Valley Craft Beer and Hop Country

    Craft Beer Trip Idea. Get Away to U.S.A. Hop Country. Use this craft beer focused trip idea as a jumping off point when planning your Yakima Valley beervacation. Plan your farm-to-glass adventures right here where we grow your beer! Take in the hop field aromas and then raise a glass at the source. Craft Beer Tour Trip Idea.

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    Yakima. We don't just make our beer. We grow it. Visit our flagship brewery, located in the middle of our family's 4th generation hop farm. Minutes from downtown Yakima. Monday-Thursday: 3-9PM Friday-Saturday: 12-9PM Sunday: 12-6pm. Tap List. Food Trucks

  14. 2024 Where the Hops Grow! Yakima Brewery Tour

    Where the Hops Grow! Yakima Brewery Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Where the Hops Grow! Yakima Brewery Tour on Tripadvisor

  15. Experience All of Yakima County's Breweries This Summer on the Little

    On the East Route, you'll head to Bale Breaker Brewing, Single Hill Brewing, Wandering Hop Brewery, and 5th Line Brewing. The Little Hopper's Hop On-Hop Off tours run on Saturdays and Sundays, picking you up and returning you to the same location you started at. Photo credit: Wendy King. Wendy King, owner and founder of the Little Hopper ...

  16. Elite Tours

    Elite Tours focuses on building a custom tour for all of your Yakima Valley Wine Tours and Yakima Party Bus Rentals. ... Brewery Tours . The hop capital of the world has plenty of breweries to keep your taste buds happy. Event Transportation . No matter what the occasion, we can help you ride in comfort and style. ...

  17. Yakima Valley Hop Farm & Beer Sensory Tour

    Little Hopper Tours and Rooted Yakima Valley present the Yakima Valley's first Hop Farm and Sensory Experience. Visit family hop farms, tour a hop processing and production facility, and walk among the hop vines. ... Brewery and Restaurant Tour of Historic Seattle Neighborhood. 2. Food & Drink. from . $109.00. per adult.

  18. THE BEST 10 Breweries in YAKIMA, WA

    Best Breweries in Yakima, WA - Single Hill Brewing, Bale Breaker Brewing Company, Shorthead Brewing, 5th line brewery co, Valley Brewing Company, Wandering Hop Brewery, Cowiche Creek, Yakima Craft Brewing Company, Selah Springs Brewing, Hop Capital Brewing.

  19. List of Yakima's Top Breweries

    Until we write our full guide to Yakima, here is a list of the best breweries in the Yakima area, according to Untappd, along with information about hours of operation and food options. ... YAKIMA: Wandering Hop Brewery Untappd: 3.99 Closed Monday and Tuesday 3 PM - 9 PM Wednesday and Thursday, 12 PM - 9 PM Friday and Saturday, 12 PM - 6 ...

  20. My Favorite Yakima Breweries (As a Local)

    The interior of the brewery resonates with the get-er-done simplicity of the area surrounding Yakima, WA. 📍 Google Maps | 🍻 Cowiche Creek Website | 🍽️ Food Served | 📞 (509) 678-0324. Cowiche Creek Brewing Co. is one of a few craft breweries located in the small Washington towns right outside Yakima. This is a great place to go in summer to take in the views of the rolling hills ...

  21. Yakima Valley Road Trip Idea

    A Yakima Valley beercation takes you to the heart of one of the most important hop growing regions in the world. Our hop growers keep the beer industry brewing and our brewers showcase innovation at the tap. ... AMERICAN HOP MUSEUM TOUR. 22 S. B St. • Toppenish, WA 98948 ... refined restaurant, bar, brewery and taproom situated between Selah ...

  22. The 5 Best Craft Breweries in Yakima, WA • Hop Culture

    Valley Brewing Co. 3215 River Rd | (509) 949-5944. As of publication, Valley — which opened just a few months ago — is the newest brewery in Yakima. They've reinvigorated the scene with a lineup of bright, juicy IPAs, and will soon release a few beers in sleek cans. Valley's comfortable taproom, just down the road from the next brewery ...

  23. THE 5 BEST Yakima Breweries (Updated 2024)

    0. 5.0 of 5 bubbles. Awesome pet and kid friendly brewery. So glad to find this spot on our road trip. Yakima didn't seem to have many options and thankfully this popped up. Huge outdoor area with misters and dog play areas. Super dog and kid friendly, so it was a perfect spot for a stop.