About Breweries & Taphouses, Beer & Hop Festivals, Brewer Associations, Yakima Valley Hops

Information is provided for breweries & taphouses, beer & hop festivals, brewer associations, and Yakima Valley Hops in Tri-Cities Washington and other nearby communities including Dayton, Prosser, Sunnyside, Waitsburg, Walla Walla, Yakima and Pendleton (see List of Cities & Counties and Area Maps).

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Breweries and Brewpubs Collage

Four breweries opened their doors in 1997 that are still in business today: Atomic Ale Brewpub & Eatery (Richland), Ice Harbor Brewing (Kennewick), Rattlesnake Mountain Brewing Company (Richland), and Snipes Mountain Brewery (Sunnyside). There are now over two dozen breweries and brewpubs in the Tri-Cities and other nearby communities combined.

Credit can be given to Bert Grant who founded the Yakima Brewing & Malting Co. in 1982 which became the first modern independent microbrewery in the Pacific Northwest. For more information about Bert Grant, read Bert Grant: The Godfather of Craft Brewing.


Atomic Ale Brewpub & Eatery

The Atomic Ale Brewpub & Eatery in Richland serves wood-fired gourmet pizza, sandwiches, salads, soups, dinner entrees, and appetizers. Their hand-crafted beer on tap includes B17, Hefe, Amber, Porter, Rye and IP2A. Follow us on Facebook

Bombing Range Brewing Company

The Bombing Range Brewing Company in Richland offers six different brews and serves food that includes nachos, mac & cheese, and pizza. Follow us on Facebook

Ice Harbor Brewing

Ice Harbor Brewing in Kennewick "Makes beer so fresh - you'll have to slap it." They offer a variety of food and beers at their two locations in Kennewick. Follow us on Facebook

Iconic Brewing

Iconic Brewing in Richland brings craft brew, wine and a family-friendly outdoor gathering spot to Richland's Horn Rapids Industrial Park.

Moonshot Brewing

Moonshot Brewing in Kennewick makes six craft beers and has a food truck on-site every Friday. Follow us on Facebook

Paper Street Brewing Company

The Paper Street Brewing Company in Pasco is a brewery located next to a working farm and an active airstrip. Come out and watch farmers plant, cultivate, and harvest locally grown produce, all while enjoying our delicious beers. Follow us on Facebook

Rattlesnake Mountain Brewing Company

The Rattlesnake Mountain Brewing Company in Richland serves up ten different beers. There is also a variety of food available from their Menu.

Sage Brewing

Sage Brewing in Pasco is the newest brewery to open in the Tri-Cities. They offer six brews on tap. Their passion is beer, so they will leave the cooking up to others. - feel free to bring your own food! Follow us on Facebook

White Bluffs Brewing

White Bluffs Brewing is located in the Richland Horn Rapids Business Center and has tank capacity to accommodate over 28 recipes for hand-crafted ales! Food is available from a local food truck on-site. Follow us on Facebook

Dayton - Chief Spring's Fire and Irons Brew Pub

Chief Spring's Fire and Irons Brew Pub is about great beer, good food and old friends. They make small batch hand crafted beers, serve pub food and offer a mug club. Follow us on Facebook

Hermiston Brewing Co.

Hermiston Brewing Company & Tap House was created when Nookie's Restaurant was expanded in 2013 to add a 7 1/2 barrel brewery where over 15 beers are produced in house and served daily. The brewery has an array of menu items that is sure to satisfy all who stop. Follow us on Facebook

Milton-Freewater - Dragon's Gate Brewery

Dragon's Gate Brewery in Milton-Freewater makes small, artisanal, hand-crafted ales brewed 20 gallons at a time. They brew Belgian inspired and specialty style ales that are complex, full-bodied, and unfiltered. Follow us on Facebook

Moses Lake - Ten Pin Brewing Co.

The Ten Pin Brewing Co. has become one of the areas most popular craft breweries. They produce six beers: The Brooklyn Blonde, Citrus Wheat, Deadwood IPA, Stone 8 Pale Ale, Snake Eye Stout, and Anchor Amber Ale. Their Deadwood IPA earned the Gold award at the 2014 Washington Beer Awards. Follow us on Facebook

Pendleton - The Prodigal Son Brewery & Pub

Whether it's a dry-hopped Northwest IPA or a malt-heavy Porter, the Prodigal Son Brewery & Pub is dedicated to exploring the possibilities of grain, hops and yeast. They offer several hand crafted brews and feature a food menu that combines traditional pub fare with scratch cooking. Follow us on Facebook

Prosser - Horse Heaven Hills Saloon and Brewery

The Horse Heaven Hills Saloon and Brewery brews beautifully handcrafted beers with local, regional, and specialty ingredients. They offer a variety of micros for your tasting from their Honey Girl Ale to their Stallion Stout. You can drink their brews and eat good food in their saloon. Follow us on Facebook


Snipes Mountain Brewing Inc.

Snipes Mountain Brewing Inc. ales are handcrafted in small batches using a blend of traditional and modern brewing methods. They also serve everything from pub grub to five-course meals. Follow us on Facebook

Varietal Beer

Varietal Beer Company was founded in 2016 by a group of people passionate about beer. Our common goal is to produce beers that provide you with unique experiences and flavors using the best that the Yakima Valley has to offer in hops, barrels and fruit. Follow us on Facebook

Waitsburg - Laht Neppur Brewing Co.

Laht Neppur Brewing Co. offers a variety of ales, serves pub grub and has a mug club. Follow us on Facebook

Walla Walla

Big House Brew Pub

The Big House Brew Pub is a longtime locale with a chill vibe serving fish tacos & other bar staples along with housemade brews. Follow us on Facebook

Burwood Brewing Company

Burwood Brewing Co. brews a half dozen craft beers that they serve by the glass or growler to take home. They have food carts out on their patio during the summer months on Friday and Saturday. Follow us on Facebook

Crossbuck Brewing

As part of the renovated Walla Walla train depot, Crossbuck Brewing welcomes you to gather and experience quality old and new-world style craft beers and our full-service, family-friendly taproom menu. Enjoy a front row seat to our entire brewing process where draught beers are tapped fresh from the source. We are open for lunch and dinner. Follow us on Facebook

Five Dollar Ranch Brewing

Five Dollar Ranch Brewing is a new brewery under construction on Walla Walla's Southside. Check back for updates.

Nosdunk Brewing Company

Nosdunk Brewing Company currently produces six brews and operates as a production / distribution only facility. They offer occasional tours by reservation. You can find their brews on tap at Olive Market Place and Cafe, and Salumiere Cesario. Follow us on Facebook

Querk Brewing

Querk Brewing is a family friendly place, located in the Airport District, that features 14 brews on tap. Follow us on Facebook

Water Buffalo Brewery

Water Buffalo Brewery makes several brews that you can enjoy at several locations including Wingman Birdz & Brewz, Olive Marketplace and Cafe, and Ox & Cart in downtown Walla Walla. Follow us on Facebook


Bale Breaker Brewing

Bale Breaker Brewing is located in the middle of the Loftus Ranch hop field no. 41 in the Moxee/Yakima area and produces four beers. Although they don't offer pub food, they encourage outside food to be brought in or pizza delivered to their taproom. Follow us on Facebook

Berchman's Brewing Company & Taproom

Bearchman's Brewing Company & Taproom currently brews a pale ale, an IPA, and a coffee stout beer. They have about beer 10 recipes to work from. Follow us on Facebook

Hop Capital Brewing

Hop Capital Brewing (formerly Yakima Craft Brewing Co.) produces high-quality craft ales and lagers with an emphasis on full-bodied taste and unique character. Inside you will find a small but inviting space with simple food and a classic pub atmosphere.

Hop Nation Brewing Company

Hop Nation Brewing Company in Yakima is a brewery managed by Master Brewer Ben Grossman. Hop Nation Brewing Company offers a tasting room to share with you its tasty, fresh, and uniquely hand-crafted brews that include a German style Hefeweizen, an Oat Pale Ale, an ESB, and an IPA. Follow us on Facebook

Single Hill Brewing Company

Single Hill Brewing Company is now a burgeoning brewery in downtown Yakima that celebrates quality craft beer, community development and central Washington's unique agricultural heritage. Follow us on Facebook

Brewery Tours - Walla Walla

Walla Walla Brews Cruise offers tours around the Walla Walla region where you will learn more about the process of brewing beers and crafting cider, with a guided discussion of varying styles of alcohol, and what makes each partner that we visit unique. Our standard bus tour's average length is four hours but may vary depending on the itinerary. You get to taste various samples at each brewery location.

Taphouses - Tri-Cities


There are several taphouses in the Tri-Cities that offer a variety of local and regional microbrews and craft beers. Several of the taphouses serve food and all allow growler fills. This section also lists a couple of retail outlets in the Tri-Cities that sell a variety of bottled beer.

Brews Taphouse & Growler Fills

Brews Taphouse & Growler Fills in Pasco has 40 craft beers on tap that are always rotating. When one keg blows, a different beer comes on. There will always be different beers every time you visit. We focus entirely on craft beer! Here's what's on tap. Follow us on Facebook

Copper Top Tap House and Growler Fills

Copper Top Tap House and Growler Fills is located at 5453 Ridgeline Drive Suite 110 in Kennewick and features 40 rotating taps with a variety of beers from the Pacific Northwest, as well as a selection of wine and hard cider. Food won't be available but they have teamed up with local food trucks to bring you delicious food to enjoy. They also encourage you to bring your own food or have it delivered! Here's what's on tap.

Growler Guys

The Growler Guys in Richland features a tap list of over 30 beers and ciders. Sample a few brews and fill up a grower to go. Follow us on Facebook

Lazy River Tap House

Lazy River Tap House in West Richland features 18 rotating taps, bottles to go, ciders & GF options, growler fills, and live music.

Tommy's Tap House & Bistro

Tommy's Tap House & Bistro in Richland is the place for the craft beer connoisseur! We have 51 beers on tap, representing regional, national, international, and Columbia Valley breweries. View their tap list and their food menu. Follow us on Facebook

Bottled Beer - Tri-Cities

There are several retail shops in the Tri-Cities that offer a variety of local and regional microbrews and craft beers.

Mid-Columbia Wine & Spirits

Mid-Columbia Wine & Spirits in Kennewick offers hundreds of different kinds of bottled beer and they have a Growlers Corner. They also offer a large selection of wine and cigars.

Yoke's Fresh Market

Yoke's Fresh Market is a grocery store chain that tends toward the high end, in both quality and price. There's some refridgerated shelves featuring micro and import singles, and a walk-in cooler for 6-packs, half-racks and cases of micro and macro options. They do stock beer from local breweries.

What's on Tap in College Place, Hermiston, Pendleton and Walla Walla?

If you are in College Place, Hermiston, Pendleton or Walla Walla then check out the following establishments:

College Place - Hop Thief Taphouse and Kitchen

Hop Thief Taphouse and Kitchen is a self pour taphouse with 40 taps of beer, wine, cider, kombucha, nitro coffee and other boozy offerings. Our kitchen offers brick fired pizza, house made appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, salads and desserts.

Hermiston - Neighbor Dudes

Neighbor Dudes is a growler filling station and tap house featuring 31 different Micro Brews on tap. Take a growler and go, or stay for a few and have a cold one.

Pendleton - 40 Taps

At 40 Taps, you will find Pendleton's largest selection of craft beer on tap - featuring 40 Taps of Craft and Domestic Beers, Ciders, and Root Beer.

Walla Walla - Locust Cider & Brewing Co.

Locust Cider & Brewing Co. located on Main St. in Walla Walla offers hard cider, cider slushies, craft beer, wine in cans as well as an extended food menu that includes inventive flatbread pizzas and savory snacks. Follow us on Facebook

Beer and Hop Festivals

Tri-Cities Craft Beer Festival

There are several annual beer and hop related festivals in the Tri-Cities and other nearby communities.

Tri-Cities Craft Beer Festival - April

The Washington Beer Commission hosts the annual Tri-Cities Craft Beer Festival in April. This event features 35 Washington craft breweries pouring more than 100+ craft beers from the Home of the Hops. Come to the Tri-Cities Craft Beer Festival to learn more from expert brewers while you drink beer from the source, enjoy live music, and eat local food.

Tri-Cities: Craft Beer on the Columbia - May 2022

Join us for Craft Beer on the Columbia on Saturday September 25th or Sunday September 26th! Taste beers from the craft breweries of the PNW. Featuring breweries from Oregon, Washington and Idaho. 36+ breweries, yard games, karaoke, DJ, swag, food. Want to pass up wait lines, have private bathrooms, front row parking, etc.? Check out our VIP option when purchasing tickets. Limited! This event will take place at Bite at the Landing, 2701 Columbia Park Trail in Kennewick. Follow us on Facebook

Tri-Cities: Retapped Blues & Brews Festival - May

The Washington Blues Society hosts the annual Retapped Blues & Brews Festival at John Dam Plaza in Richland in May. The festival features beer from over 50 Northwest breweries. Must be 21+ tto attend this event.

Tri-Cities: Three Rivers Craft Brews & Bacon Fest - February 19, 2022

The annual Craft Brews & Bacon Festival takes place in February at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick. The festival includes microbrew tasting and live entertainment, with complimentary food provided by area restaurants and caterers, who will each be competing for the best bacon dish of the night. Wine also will be available.

Dayton: Blue Mountain Brix & Brew - November

The Blue Mountain Brix & Brew in Dayton features a beer and wine social with a benefit silent auction.

This live & silent auction supports the operating costs for the Dayton Chamber of Commerce. Come out to enjoy a glass of beer, play "Spin the Bottle" to win a bottle of wine of varying value, enter the raffle for a Lil Tex 22 Elite Treager Grill, throw your hat into 50/50, and support this pillar of the community while winning some awesome prize packages! It's a great night for everyone.

Milton-Freewater: Brews by the Blues Festival - July

The Brews by the Blues Festival is held at the Junior Show Grounds in Milton-Freewater during July that will feature entertainment, food, and 15 breweries. Follow us on Facebook

Moxee Hop Festival - August

The East Valley Community Enhancement Association and the City of Moxee sponsor the annual three day Moxee Hop Festival during August that has become a great local tradition to celebrate the Harvesting of the Hop. Events include live music, beer garden, food and craft vendors, breakfast in the park, kids games, and the coronation of the Hop Festival Royalty candidates.

Prosser Bottles, Brews, BBQ - June

The Prosser Wine Network sponsors the Bottles, Brews, BBQ event that is hosted at Prosser's Vintner's Village. This is a 21+ event featuring Prosser wineries, breweries, live music and a juried BBQ competition hosted by the Pacific Northwest Barbecue Association.

Sunnyside Summer Ale Fest - June

Sunnyside Summer Ale Fest is an annual event held at Centennial Square in downtown Sunnyside. The event features a wide variety of craft beer from some of our region's best breweries, wine, food and live music. Follow us on Facebook

Walla Walla Brewfest - February 12, 2022

Please join us Saturday, February 12 from 12-4 p.m. for the Walla Walla BrewFest – some of the best Washington and Oregon breweries will be in Walla Walla! We invite beer lovers to come enjoy breweries pouring sample beers and ciders in venues in beautiful downtown Walla Walla. This one of a kind event is for those beer & cider lovers and a great opportunity for brewers to showcase their best brews! Follow us on Facebook

Yakima Fresh Hop Ale Festival - October 2, 2021

At the annual Fresh Hop Ale Festival, you can expect over 3,000 enthusiastic aficionados of both fine craft beer and Allied Arts having a marvelous time in downtown Yakima. All proceeds benefit Allied Arts of Yakima. Follow us on Facebook

Yakima Roots & Vines Fest - May

The Roots and Vines Fest is a celebration of Americana, Roots & Bluegrass music; featuring craft beverages made in the city of Yakima. Follow us on Facebook

Yakima Sip and Stroll Craft Beverage Walk - November

Sip and Stroll Craft Beverage Walk in Downtown Yakima is a 21 and over event that features producers of the Yakima craft beverage industry where you can sample their product in 13 downtown business locations. Each business venue will have special promotions and activities to make it a truly fun day!.

Brewer Associations & Home Brewing

American Homebrewers Association

Want to know more about homebrewing? The American Homebrewers Association is the community for homebrewers. As the name implies, homebrewing is the hobby of brewing beer at home. The American Homebrewers Association offers introductory lessons and other information on homebrewing.

Beer 101 - Beer Education

Welcome to Beer 101 where you will find beer articles and general information from BeerAdvocate (see below) to help in your beer-education.


BeerAdvocate is a global, grassroots network, powered by an independent community of beer enthusiasts and industry professionals who are dedicated to supporting and promoting beer.

Brewers Association

The Brewers Association is an organization of brewers, for brewers and by brewers. The Brewers Association's purpose is to promote and protect American craft brewers, their beers and the community of brewing enthusiasts.

Mid-Columbia Zymurgy Association - Tri-Cities

The Mid-Columbia Zymurgy Association (MCZA) was created to disseminate information about the techniques of creating good homebrewed beer, mead and wine. This group meets the third Thursday of every month at Ice Harbor Brewery in Kennewick.


RateBeer has remained an active forum for beer lovers to come together and share opinions of beers, and beer retailers in a free environment. You can search for a beer and read how others have rated it.

Washington Beer Commission

The Washington Beer Commission is the first state-sanctioned commission of its kind in the United States dedicated to promoting craft-brewed beer from Washington state. Washington state now boasts 240+ breweries and a directory of breweries is provided by region.

Homebrewing Equipment & Supplies

Yakima Valley Hops in Yakima and Grapeland Supply in Walla Walla sell equipment and supplies.

Bachelor of Science Degree & Trade Certificate - Central Washington University

CWU Beer Certificate Program

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the craft beer industry? The Craft Brewing Program at Central Washington University (CWU) is offering a four-year craft brewing degree.

The craft brewing bachelor of science degree prepares graduates for careers in brewing production, quality assurance, brewery management, beer merchandising, distribution, brewing technology, packaging, safety, sanitation, sensory evaluation, and entrepreneurship.

You can also earn a Certificate in Craft Brewing from Central Washington University. This program is offered as part of CWU's Continuation Education Program and is a one-year program with classes involving biochemistry, microbiology, technology, and business of craft brewing.

American Hop Museum - Toppenish

American Hop Museum - Toppinish

The American Hop Museum, located in Toppenish, is the nation's only hop museum dedicated to the preservation of the historical equipment, photos, and artifacts that have long been important in the growing and harvesting of hops.

The Museum's website provides a brief history behind the hop industry in Yakima Valley and a walk through the typical hop season; from spring, to fall.

Yakima Valley Hops

Hops TV

Hops Direct, LLC near Mabton is a family owned and internationally known hop wholesale business that operates a farm-direct approach to selling hops. They have produced seventeen videos on the growing and processing of hops that you can view on hopsdirect - YouTube.

Yakima Valley Hop History

The hops grown in Yakima Valley represent approximately 78 percent of the total United States hop acreage and 25% of the world's supply. For more information about this hop growing region, check out Hop History.

Yakima Valley Hop Products

Yakima Chief is a 100% grower-owned network of family hop farms in the Yakima region. Follow us on Facebook

Yakima Valley Hops is supplier of hop products based in Yakima that offers smaller quantities of their hop products for sale to craft brewers. Follow us on Facebook

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