Events

Alpha King Challenge

THANK YOU TO ALL BREWERS WHO PARTICIPATED IN ALPHA KING 2018.
SEE YOU NEXT YEAR, ON 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

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

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