Did you know that today is National Drink a beer day? I know that I’m a “Wine Dog” but, I also live in Hop Heaven too. I’m pretty sure this particular holiday was created for our Valley, seeing how we provide 75% of the nation’s hops. This week also just happens to be FRESH HOP WEEK, which includes various events today through Sunday and the Fresh Hop Ale Festival on Saturday, October 1st.
Here are just a few things going on during this week:
Wednesday: Bron Yr Aur Brewing Co. Movie On The Patio: Come watch the Jungle Book at this Family friendly event featuring pizza, popcorn and the release of Bron Yr Brewing’s fresh hop beer. Win Fresh Hop swag and tickets. Movie starts at dusk.
Yakima Craft Brewing Co.: Enjoy a three course dinner with beer pairings. Event to be held at their downtown tasting room at 6PM, $35/person.
The Beer Shoppe 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall: Come share in the tasting of hard to find beers. Also featuring the tap release of many of your favorite breweries’ fresh hop beers. Food truck (Chronic Foods) on site for this event. 6PM $2/taste.
2ND Street Grill & Hop Nation Brewing Company: Fresh hop beer inspired brewers’ dinner, 7PM.
Bale Breaker Brewing Company, Yakima Chief Hop Union & Crafted Gastropub: Crab feed and oyster bar with beer specials, brewery tours and Fresh Hop prizes given away throughout the night. Event starts at 5PM.
Apple Tree Golf Course 9 Hole, 2 Man Scramble including Beer & Lunch: Join Apple Tree as they host brewers from around the NW for a tasting and golf experience like no other. $75/person Registration starts at 11AM and Shotgun start at 1PM will begin a 9 hole, 3 club, 2 person scramble golf tournament on Apple Tree’s back nine. A beer station will be present at each hole, with a different craft beer for you to try. Each golfer will get a free stainless steel beer glass and nine beer script, compliments of McCown Crafted. Space is extremely limited. Entry fee includes, round, cart, beer, lunch, range balls, and stainless steel glass. Contact Apple Tree and reserve your tee time today at 509-965- 5877.
Yakima Sports Center Brewery Party: Come mingle with brewers and craft beer industry folks from Deschutes, Firestone Walker, HUB, New Belgium, Sierra Nevada & 2 Beers while enjoying the tap release of many fresh hop beers. Win Fresh Hop Ale Festival tickets and swag. 7PM-10PM.
Yakima Valley Hops & Chinook Fest Fresh Hop Party: Featuring live music from Rust on the Rails and Hillstomp. Mingle with growers and brewers and enjoy 8+ fresh hop beers, food truck on site. Win YVH swag and Fresh Hop Ale Festival tickets. $10/presale, $15/door. 5PM
2nd Street Grill Morning After Brunch: Bloody Mary Bar, and bacon cheeseburger bloody Mary’s. Brunch at 9AM, game at 10AM.
One of my friends DJ Paul from Brew Public even wrote a nice preview of what’s in store for this week’s festivities. On the Wine front, Bung the Wonder Dog has a nice update for us on how his Birthday Bash was last weekend – I’m sure fond of that dog, Happy Birthday Bung!
Cheers to a fun weekend!
-Penny the Pill
Hi, this is a picture of me, looking very tired as the last of my doggie friends depart. September 17 was the big day and our friends from Wags to Riches Animal Rescue were here to help celebrate my tenth birthday with YAPPY HOUR all day at Bonair Winery. So many doggies came to visit, to enjoy each other’s company, to investigate the ducks on the duck pond, and to run leash free all over our big grassy area. We served HOT DOGS to well-behaved owners and BUNG’S DOGGIE BONES to our dog friends. Wow, at one time there were 10 dachshunds all at once on ten leashes. They were so excited to be here that it made me hyper and yes, I had to take a ten minute “time out” on a chair to bring myself back to my normal calmness.
Doggie lovers were so very generous to donate so much to Wags to Riches- as well as all the tasting fees, hot dogs and doggie bones sales. Thank you so much for helping where it is so much needed. Now harvest time is here and I have to get back to my very important job of supervising the grape pickers (well, I guess I really mean getting spoiled by them and having my tummy rubbed a lot).
BUNG THE WONDER DOG