Events

FRIENDS & FAMILY & BEER
March 1-2, 2019

Organized by Cloudwater Brew Co., Friends & Family & Beer will showcase 59 breweries from UK, Europe and North America.  This unique festival takes place at Upper Campfield Market in central Manchester on Friday, March 1 and Saturday March 2, with two 4-1/2 hour session being held each day.  An all-inclusive ticket system means attendees pay £60 for entry to each session (with beer & souvenir glassware included). 

All profits from ticket sales will be donated to charity. 

Yakima Chief Hops is a proud sponsor of this event.

SIBA BEER X – UK
March 13-14, 2019

Yakima Chief Hops will be exhibiting at Beer X 2019!
Exhibition Centre Liverpool
Liverpool, UK

 

Hop & Brew School 2018

Hop and Brew School® is an annual event offering craft brewers the opportunity to personally experience the thrill of hop harvest in Yakima. This exciting two-day event includes presentations on hop usage, recipe formulation, experimental varieties and more. Each class also includes a tour of the hop fields and YCH facilities.

Hop & Brew School® 2018 – Session 1: Commercial Brewers
Tuesday – Wednesday, August 28-29, 2018 at Yakima Chief Hops
REGISTRATION CLOSED

Hop and Brew School® 2018 – Session 2: Homebrewers & business partners
Thursday – Friday, August 30-31, 2018 at Yakima Chief Hops
REGISTRATION CLOSED

For more information, visit the Session registration pages.
Or, contact Alex Rumbolz via email at [email protected]

Hop & Brew School Presentations – 2018

Past, Present & Future

Steve Carpenter

Key Note Address

Garrett Marrero – Maui Brewing

Hop Contracting

Ryan Hopkins

Hops & Distilling

Bryce Parsons

Grain, Malt & Hops

Tyler Schoales – Great Western Malt

American Noble Hops™

Nick Zeigler & Tommy Yancone

Aged Hops

Charlie Johnson

Yakima Chief Ranches & Hop Breeding Company

Jason Perrault & Amy Matthews

Hops at the Heart of the Community

Denny Conn

Alpha King Challenge

About Alpha King
Since 1999, the Alpha King Challenge has crowned the most well-balanced and drinkable beers with 60 IBUs or more — the top IPAs and DIPAs on the market. Founded by Yakima Chief Hops and 3 Floyds Brewing, the competition is named for 3 Floyds’ flagship Alpha King American Pale Ale. Past winners include some of the biggest names in craft beer, including several of the best beers in America, according to a Zymurgy magazine survey.  The Alpha King Challenge is limited to commercial brewers and is judged by a team of brewers, industry experts and veteran beer writers each year during Great American Beer Festival.

The Alpha King Challenge is limited to 150 entries and is judged by a team of brewers, industry experts and veteran beer writers each year during Great American Beer Festival.

THANKS TO PARTICIPATING BREWERS.
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR, OCTOBER 4, 2019.

ALPHA KING 2018 – TOP 18

  • Toppling Goliath, Pompeii IPA
  • Toppling Goliath, Fire Skulls & Money IPA
  • Denver Beer Co., The Hulk DIPA
  • Great Notion Brewing, Ripe Hazy IPA
  • Great Notion Brewing, Juice Box Hazy DIPA
  • Pinthouse Pizza, Fully Adrift DIPA * First Place
  • Pinthouse Pizza, I Know It’s Over DIPA
  • Mumford Brewing, People Mover West Coast DIPA
  • Uber Brew, Brut Noir Imperial Black Brut IPA
  • Uber Brew, Grandmaster Imperial SMASH 
  • Moonraker Brewing, Northern Lites DIPA
  • Belching Beaver, Business Hippy DIPA
  • Pizza Port Ocean Beach, Double Bagger DIPA * Second Place
  • Draught Works Brewing, Resting Mitch Face, American IPA
  • Hi Sign Brewing, Super Astronaut Imperial IPA
  • Track 7 Brewing, Cryo Thing 1 DIPA * Third Place
  • Peticolas Brewing, Sit Down or I’ll Sit You Down IIPA
  • Sierra Nevada, Hop Bullet DIPA