Yakima, WA likes to claim one of the craft brewing industry’s roots: the original home of America’s first post-prohibition brewpub! And you’re invited to join in the best of the hop harvest for Yakima’s Fresh Hop Ale Festival on Saturday, October 1.
According to the Washington State Apple Commission, the 2011-2012 apple crop in the state could be the third largest ever! That means those dreamy thoughts of apple pie, caramel apples and apple cider can come true! Here are some of the places you can go to pick your own Washington apples, and you don’t have to venture too far from Seattle.
Washington wine production is only second to California, according to a recent Wine Spectator article. And with a bumper crop of Washington grapes, this Spring our state is turning out some beautiful reds and whites. This weekend, you have a chance to taste from Washington’s premiere wineries on both sides of the mountains.