Bale Breaker to Sponsor Chicago Brewseum’s “Beside the Bine” Hop History in Seattle

Bale Breaker to Sponsor Chicago Brewseum’s “Beside the Bine” Hop History in Seattle

Yakima Valley Brewery Teams up with Chicago Brewseum and The Pine Box for Seattle-based event celebrating the Pacific Northwest’s impact on beer

Yakima, Wash. – August 2, 2019 – Bale Breaker Brewing Company, a family-owned brewery located in the beautiful Yakima Valley, today announces its sponsorship of “Beside the Bine” Hop History event, hosted by Chicago Brewseum, a nonprofit museum project exploring the historical and cultural significance of beer, to help celebrate the communities that have historically influenced the U.S. hop harvest.

The “Beside the Bine” celebration will be held at The Pine Box, 1600 Melrose Ave, Seattle (free with registration) on Saturday, 9/7 and will include a casual discussion with experts from the Chicago Brewseum and Oregon State University highlighting the women, working class, and migrant hop pickers who help give American beer its flavor.

“When we heard of Chicago Brewseum’s idea to host a Hop History series in Seattle, we felt as if it was tailormade for Bale Breaker,” said Meghann Quinn, co-owner of BBBC. “Our story began when our great-grandmother Leota Mae Loftus planted the first hop field in Yakima in 1932 – the year before prohibition ended,” she continued. “On top of that, over the past three years, we’ve co-founded the “Sesiones del Migrantes Mango IPA” initiative with four other breweries in the U.S. and Mexico which helps celebrate and bring awareness to the migrant workers who sacrifice so much to harvest hops in the Pacific Northwest.”

The event kicks off at 7pm and will feature a lineup of beers commemorating past and present hop cultivators including Bale Breaker’s Leota Mae IPA and Mango IPA. Entry is free, however, registration is mandatory – register here.

About the Chicago Brewseum
The Chicago Brewseum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to show how beer, past and present, is a dynamic cultural force with the power to foster community create change. The Chicago Brewseum explores the local, national, and global histories behind beer and offers that knowledge to communities around Chicago and beyond. The organization recently debuted its first major exhibit at the Field Museum in Chicago, with a goal to open an independent museum by 2021. Help us build the Chicago Brewseum by clicking the ‘donate’ button on our website and making a tax-deductible contribution.

About Bale Breaker 
Crafting fresh-off-the-farm brews from the middle of a hop field, Bale Breaker Brewing Company is a family-owned brewery located in the beautiful Yakima Valley. Backed by four generations of hop farming experience, Bale Breaker started in 2013, and has grown to become the fourth largest independent craft brewery in Washington.  With a 30-barrel brewhouse and a 27,000 square foot facility, we craft five year-round canned beers, including the widely celebrated Topcutter IPA. We also have a 5-barrel pilot brewhouse, the Imagination Station, where we test and develop new recipes. We currently distribute statewide in Washington as well as in northern Idaho and western Oregon. For more information, visit or follow on Facebook and Instagram.

Posted August 02, 2019

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