Yakima: A Craft Beverage Haven
[Via Bellevue Club Reflections] This historic little town, just shy of Washington’s geographical center and a mere two hours from Bellevue, is the perfect weekend getaway for thirsty travelers. Not only was the Yakima Valley the first federally recognized wine appellation north of California in the 1980s, but the valley also grows more than 75 percent of the world’s supply of hops and claims to be the birthplace of contemporary American craft brewing when Bert Grant’s Brewery opened in 1982. Plus—newsflash!—apple orchards are kind of a big deal in these parts. Suffice it to say, top quality libations are Yakima’s specialty.
By Julie Arnan May 2016