It’s a lot easier to start the day when you know it will end with a good Washington beer. After a hard day’s work, nothing beats relaxing with a cold, satisfying brew. Southeast Washington’s breweries invite you to take a load off while you sip on some great suds. Whether you’re searching for a Walla Walla brew pub, a Tri-Cities Brewery, or a cidery in the Yakima Valley, you’ll find the perfect place to get hopped up. After all, you’re in beer country!
Southeast Washington is known for producing the finest hops in the world – from Kennewick to Richland, to Ellensburg and Pasco, Yakima Valley hops are at the top of the ingredient list. Known as the hop growing region of Washington with nearly 300 days of sunshine per year, the Southeast area generates about 80% of all hops in the U.S. The Columbia basin is the warmest, driest region in Washington, which is prime real estate for growing crops of hops.
With your trusty map as your guide, start hitting the trail through Yakima Valley in search of the finest beers, wines and spirits. If you’re in the mood to absorb the ambiance of a Yakima brewery or ale house, grab a pint and a few appetizers with some friends. If you’re trekking outdoors, grab a growler or six-pack of local Washington beer and bask in the sun at Moses Lake or Mount Rainier National Park. Looking to unwind with a good pinot surrounded by breathtaking views of Washington’s wine country? No problem. There’s no doubt you will delight in the Northwest’s finest wines while enjoying the beauty of the natural landscape. If you’re in search of some great spirits, meander to one of the region’s distilleries where you’ll find liquors made from the freshest northwest ingredients.
So tap into your inner beer geek and get to tasting. The unique craft brews and libations made from fresh, local Southeast Washington ingredients are the pride and joy of the beer community here. The taprooms, restaurants and brew pubs scattered throughout the area are sure to serve up your perfect drink at the end of the day. Bottoms up!
Southeast Washington includes breweries in Clarkston, Dayton, Ellensburg, Fairfield, Kennewick, Kittitas, Naches, Pasco, Prosser, Pullman, Richland, Roslyn, Sunnyside, Waitsburg, Walla Walla and Yakima.