Hey Yakima Valley, are you thirsty?

It's almost time for the annual beer-lovers event that you simply don't want to miss.

Fresh Hop Ale Festival in Yakima - 2022

YCH Hops presents the Fresh Hop Ale Festival at the SOZO Sports Complex on Saturday, October 8th. Choose from over 70 breweries, wineries, and cideries to tempt your taste buds. With more than 100 of the best fresh hop ales in the country, this is a can’t-miss event!

If that’s not enough, enjoy live music by Idol sensation Caleb Hawley!

The Yakima Valley Is Tops When It Comes to Hops

The Yakima Valley contains approximately 75 percent of the total United States hop acreage, with an average farm size of 450 acres accounting for over 77 percent of the total United States hop crop.

You'll have the opportunity to pour a glass of fresh hop goodness during the Valley's Fresh Hop Ale Festival at SOZO Sports Complex, which has become an amazing location for this big event, on Saturday, October 8th. 

How to Get Tickets for Fresh Hop Ale Festival in Yakima

Tickets are on sale now at freshhopalefestival.com. So, purchase your tickets online today, or sign up to win a pair of general admission tickets below, then celebrate the world’s best fresh hop beers on Saturday, October 8th.

Check Out These Action Photos from Past Fresh Hop Ale Festivals

LOOK: Best Beers From Every State

To find the best beer in each state and Washington D.C., Stacker analyzed January 2020 data from BeerAdvocate, a website that gathers user scores for beer in real-time. BeerAdvocate makes its determinations by compiling consumer ratings for all 50 states and Washington D.C. and applying a weighted rank to each. The weighted rank pulls the beer toward the list's average based on the number of ratings it has and aims to allow lesser-known beers to increase in rank. Only beers with at least 10 rankings to be considered; we took it a step further to only include beers with at least 100 user rankings in our gallery. Keep reading to find out what the best beer is in each of the 50 states and Washington D.C.

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