Yakima Valley, WA: A Trail for Every Taste

With hops. vineyards, and orchards at every turn, the new Spirits and Hops Trail gives you a taste of all Yakima Valley has to offer.

Published: 7/01/2015

With hops. vineyards, and orchards at every turn, the new Spirits and Hops Trail gives you a taste of all Yakima Valley has to offer.

1| Bale Breaker Brewing Company
Owned and operated by an inspired fourth-generation hop-farming family, this craft brewery and taproom are located right on the farm.
SIP: Topcutter IPA, Hoodoojuju SPOT: 1801 Birchfield Rd, Yakima PHONE 509.424.4000

2| Glacier Basin Distillery
In the heart of Yakima Valley, the 110- year-old Hackett Ranch is home to orchards, vineyards, and the first craft distillery in the area.
SIP: Triple Distilled Vodka, Apple Brandy, Kirschwasser Cherry Brandy SPOT: 2604 Draper Rd, Yakima PHONE: 509.930.0817

3| Gilbert Cellars
The Hackett Ranch is also home to vineyards and a winery with vista views, lavender fields, and an outdoor amphitheater.
SIP: 2012 Syrah, 2014 Unoaked Chardonnay SPOT: 2620 Draper Rd, Yakima PHONE: 509.249.9049

4| Snipes Mountain Brewery and Restaurant
This lofty log cabinstyle ski lodge’s towering glass windows overlook its sparkling Brew House.
SIP: Coyote Moon, Porter SPOT: 905 Yakima Valley Hwy, Sunnyside PHONE: 509.837.2739

5| Tieton Cider Works
Owned by a third-generation Yakima Valley fruit-farming family, this bustling cider bar has a range of enticing hard ciders on tap.
SIP: Blossom Nectar, Tieton Dry SPOT: 619 W. J St, Yakima PHONE: 509.571.1430

6| Yakima Craft Brewing Co.
This local favorite was Yakima’s first craft brewery. Its new downtown taproom, Taproom on the Ave, features beer, some guest taps, cider, and wine, plus a full-menu restaurant. Live music every First Friday.
SIP: 1982 Amber Ale, Twin Stag SPOT: 120 E. Yakima Ave, Yakima PHONE: 509.571.1468

7| Kana Winery
In downtown Yakima, Kana Winery now offers local beers sold by the bottle on Friday nights when the hospitality center hosts live music.
SIP: 2010 Kana Reserve Old Vines SPOT: 10 S. 2nd St, Yakima PHONE: 509.453.6611

8| Naches Heights Vineyard
Two beers from the new Hop Nation Brewing Company are available on tap to sample or purchase.
SIP: Cabernet Franc SPOT: 250 Ehler Rd, Yakima PHONE: 509.966.4355

9| Wilridge Winery & Vineyard
Besides its own wine, this tasting room features other Washington wines plus local IPA beers and hard cider.
SIP: 2013 Estate Melange Noir SPOT: 250 Ehler Rd,Yakima PHONE: 509.966.0686

For a map and more information, visit spiritsandhopstrail.com

As seen in the issue Pacific Northwest Summer/Fall 2015 of Touring & Tasting Magazine.