Since the Fresh Hop Ale Festival, last year was canceled due to COVID, beer lovers are especially eager to taste those fresh brews this year. However, it won't be business as usual, and COVID will still be a factor in how the event is conducted and experienced.
No, this isn't one of those preachy articles, extolling the virtues of modern medicine and ginning up shame to anyone who doesn't want to receive a vaccination. You won't hear me name-calling or hurling 'anti-vaxxer' labels around.
This also isn't a virtue-signaling event to join the chorus of voices singing 'we received our vaccinations and we're fully vaxxed...
The Central Washington State Fair, events such as the 4th of July fireworks & festivities, and a return of a drive-in food festival, all have an official go-ahead to help this community to get back to normal.