The long-running TV game show Jeopardy! has a searchable database of every episode online. The word "Yakima" has appeared on the show 11 times and has had two contestants on the show from the Yakima Valley. On Wednesday (Sept.1) Yakima was featured for the 12th time.
The Original Fresh Hop Ale Festival is back. Saturday, October 2nd, mark your calendar for an amazing evening of Fresh Hop Ales, Wine, Ciders, fantastic foods, live music, and more. Plus, this year's event will be taking place at a new venue, the Sozo Sports Complex.
If it's happened once it's happened a hundred times. The moment when someone discovers that I live in Yakima and begins asking questions like 'Is everyone in a gang'? I'll sigh and say, no, not everyone. It's strange that perceptions are a reality for people and until they experience something for themselves, like how awesome it is to live in the Yakima Valley. They just don't know any better.
It's unfortunate that the Fresh Hop Ale Festival had to be postponed due to covid this year. Event aside, all these great hops in our valley are still being put to good use to make some great fresh hop ales. You can still sample and celebrate the best of the valley with these fun beer boxes from Fresh Hop Party...
We've been hearing more and more about the relationship between hops and hemp lately. As the Yakima Valley is the hop capital of the Western Hemisphere, it stands to reason that hemp would grow and thrive plentifully in this region as well.
What kind of economic impact would the advent of hemp farms in the county have?