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Mango IPA one of 10 beers that taste like summer treats

Mango IPA one of 10 beers that taste like summer treats - August 12, 2017

[Text by Lee Breslouer] Ah, summer: the season for stuffing one's face full of fresh fruit, ice cream, and carnival food. Thinking of double-fisting a handful of blueberries and a fudgsicle to wash down that cotton candy cone? You're in luck, because greedily gorging yourself on such sweets like a 3-year-old who hasn't learned to use a napkin isn't just acceptable during these 93 days of sticky heat -- it's the norm! Luckily for us beer lovers, summer is also the time in which plenty of beers ... Read More »


Jackie Beard wins scholarship to attend Yakima Hops Academy

Jackie Beard wins scholarship to attend Yakima Hops Academy - August 11, 2017

We're proud to announce that Jackie Beard of Bale Breaker's Quality Assurance team is the recipient of the 2017 Barth-Haas Yakima Hop Academy scholarship. Jackie was chosen by the Pink Boots Society Scholarship Selection Committee (SSC), five very experienced women beer professionals who hold positions as brewers, educators and writers. With Jackie's strong science background the committee feels she "is capable of soaking up every word from the class and really doing some great things with it... Read More »


First Hire: Jon Mullen

First Hire: Jon Mullen - August 10, 2017

[Part of the #wearebalebreaker series] Jon Mullen has seen it all at Bale Breaker. As the first hire when Bale Breaker was in start-up mode, Jon helped launch the brand from ground up. He's worked on many different sides of the beverage business, but has found his family here at Bale Breaker. Read up on how Jon makes sure that our beer brings happiness. How did you get into beer? My first job was with Alaska Distributors in Seattle as a merchandiser, where I worked with wine, beer and spirits. I... Read More »


Live from Field 41:

Live from Field 41: "The Mountain" Shane Smith & the Saints - August 09, 2017

Coincidence that this song really gets cookin' at :41 whilst in hop field 41? We think not. Check out Shane Smith The Saints "The Mountain", their second song in the Live from Field 41 lineup. Subscribe to this series on our YouTube channel -- there's lots more to come. Subscribe to to the Bale Breaker YouTube channel! WATCH: Shane Smith The Saints - The Mountain (Live from Field 41 at #balebreaker) Special thanks to Articulate Films , Chinookfest , and Digital Vendetta... Read More »


Sesiones del Migrante Mango IPA to be brewed this weekend

Sesiones del Migrante Mango IPA to be brewed this weekend - August 07, 2017

Brewers from Mexico and California will be in Yakima August 11-12, 2017 to collaborate on the Sesiones del Migrante Mango IPA. Sesiones del Migran t e is a series of beers brewed in collaboration with Mexican and American breweries to celebrate the Mexican migrant workers who travel to the Yakima Valley to harvest hops for breweries across the globe. As part of this project, Bale Breaker will release Sesiones del Migrante Mango IPA September 7 in limited quantities of kegs and cans throughout ... Read More »


Guerra a magician with local ingredients

Guerra a magician with local ingredients - August 06, 2017

[Text by Mai Hong, Yakima Herald] As he's done all summer, Chris Guerra spent the evening of July 26 cooking against the backdrop of hop vines growing outside of Bale Breaker Brewing Co. For several hours, Guerra, chef and owner of Guerra's Gourmet in Sunnyside, and his crew - including his parents and several friends - cooked and served a wide array of items on the wood-fired grill and oven set up at the back of a pickup. Items on the menu that evening included...[ Read More ] PC: Jake Parrish/... Read More »


Live from Field 41: The BGP

Live from Field 41: The BGP "On the Hill" - August 02, 2017

Check out episode two of our Live from Field 41 video series, where talented musicians fill the hop yard with music (and then drink Bale Breaker). Check out The BGP performing "On the Hill. " There's six more music videos to come, from a variety of artists. Subscribe to to the Bale Breaker YouTube channel! WATCH: The BGP - On the Hill (Live from Field 41 at #balebreaker) Special thanks to Articulate Films , Chinookfest , and Digital Vendetta... Read More »


Bale Breaker teams up with four breweries for Harvest Collaboration Series

Bale Breaker teams up with four breweries for Harvest Collaboration Series - August 01, 2017

Brewers from across the country are planning trips to the hop fields of the Yakima Valley for our upcoming harvest, making it the perfect time to brew with some of our industry friends, including Georgetown Brewing, Founders Brewing, Cloudburst Brewing and Pinthouse Pizza Brewpub. For the Harvest Collaboration Series, we will be releasing four different beers brewed in collaboration with four different breweries, with release dates from late-August through early-October. All collaborations ... Read More »


Live from Field 41: Shane Smith & the Saints

Live from Field 41: Shane Smith & the Saints "Runaway Train" - July 28, 2017

Looking at lush hop fields all day can lead to inspiration. Like our Live from Field 41 video series, where talented musicians fill the hop yard with music (and then drink Bale Breaker). For the first installment, we give you talented Austinites Shane Smith the Saints performing "Runaway Train. " There's seven more music videos to come, from a variety of Chinookfest artists. Subscribe to to the Bale Breaker YouTube channel! Dig Shane's sound? Catch em at Chinook Fest in September! WATCH: ... Read More »


Yakima-area beer tourism:‘This is 
the home 
of the hop’

Yakima-area beer tourism:‘This is 
the home 
of the hop’ - July 12, 2017

[Text by Pat Muir, Yakima Herald] A decade ago, with wineries popping up all over the Yakima Valley to take advantage of the area's grape-growing prowess, beer lovers were left wondering, "Why don't we have more breweries?" The majority of the nation's hop crop comes from right here. But back then there was Snipes Mountain Brewery in Sunnyside, Whitstran Brewing Co. in Prosser and Iron Horse Brewery in Ellensburg, and that was really it. Then Yakima Craft Brewing opened in 2007, just as the "... Read More »



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