Be Our Guest at the 2020 Fresh Hop Ale Festival
Not much beats sampling fresh hop ales on an early fall evening at Yakima's Fresh Hop Ale Festival. The annual downtown party, set for Oct. 3 this year, generally draws 7,000-plus people who raise their glasses to more than 60 breweries while supporting local arts and science projects. In 2018, proceeds from the festival provided more than $100,000 to at least 20 Yakima County-based non-profit arts and science organizations. This year's VIP tickets go on sale March 13, and general admission passes are available May 15. But we're giving away win-'em-before-you-can-buy-'em passes right now. Just sample the social activities below for your chance at sampling some of the best beers around this fall.