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Hike and a Happy Hour

Hike and a Happy Hour - May 18, 2017

Check out this installment of The Seattle Times series, "A Hike and a Happy Hour." THE HIKE: Umtanum Ridge Crest Trail, in the Yakima River Canyon THE BEER: Bale Breaker! "Welcome to hop heaven. The Yakima Valley produces about three-quarters of the country's hop harvest. Part hop farm and part brewery, Bale Breaker showcases the region's prowess. "We specialize in hoppy brews," said Kevin Smith, head brewer at Bale Breaker. "All of our beers are brewed with hops we're growing on our farm." The... Read More »

Bale Breaker's Oh Beautiful Beer Debut

Bale Breaker's Oh Beautiful Beer Debut - May 12, 2017

"When the official beer of this year's festivities was officially rolled out, it wasn't any singular event that I was most excited about-it was this can. While a favorite of Seattle drinkers, Bale Breaker's brewery is located in Yakima Valley, home to about 75% of American hops. Local heavyweight BLINDTIGER Design skillfully illustrated these cans to be perfectly emblematic of the fields that this beer calls home." -- Oh Beautiful Beer... Read More » reviews Fresh off the Farm IPA reviews Fresh off the Farm IPA - May 09, 2017 reviews Fresh off the Farm IPA: "The Fresh Off the Farm IPA pours a clear, ginger color, with a delicate white head that dissipates quickly. Tiny bubbles leave intricate lacing and cascade down the glass like a Pacific Northwest waterfall. The mouthfeel is crisp, dry and light, with moderate-to-high carbonation that creates a refreshing burst of flavor without weighing down the palate. The nose is grassy with strong citrus tones. Notes of ripe apples and earthy berries combine ... Read More »

Food & Wine names Topcutter one of the best IPAs in America

Food & Wine names Topcutter one of the best IPAs in America - May 08, 2017

Food Wine magazine writes: Bale Breaker Brewing Company has an advantage that other breweries do not: They opened in 2013 in the Yakima Valley-the number one hop producing region in the United States. Not only do they source hops from their own figurative backyard; the brewery is literally surround on three sides by a hop field. Maybe that helps explain why their flagship Topcutter IPA has already garnered so much acclaim... Read More »

Win Boat Bash Tickets: #freshoffthefarm photo contest

Win Boat Bash Tickets: #freshoffthefarm photo contest - April 27, 2017

Introducing the #FRESHOFFTHEFARM PHOTO CONTEST During Seattle Beer Week 2017 , we want to see your Bale Breaker love on Instagram! Win tickets to the grand finale of beer week: the Bale Breaker Boat Bash on Saturday May 13, 2017. We're giving away three pairs of tickets to the Boat Bash, with the three winners announced via Instagram the morning of Friday May 12. A panel of beer industry judges will choose the best three images. All decisions of the judges are final. We reserve the right to void... Read More »

Where to find Field 41 at Safeco Field

Where to find Field 41 at Safeco Field - April 10, 2017

Field 41 of dreams, anyone? We're thrilled to be back on tap for another season at Safeco Field. Field 41 is a perfectly sessionable Pale Ale that drinks easy with a smooth bitterness and is named for the hop field that is home to Bale Breaker Brewing Company. Light and refreshing, it's the perfect beer for cheering on our team. For the 2017 season, find Field 41 at in sections 134, 185, 319, 330, Bar in the 'Pen. We will be at Safeco for the May 6, 2017 game vs the Texas Rangers during ... Read More »

National Beer Day in the Yakima Valley

National Beer Day in the Yakima Valley - April 07, 2017

We celebrated by releasing two minutes and five seconds of awesome beer and hop footage , plus making some delicious cask-conditioned brews . Then, good news rolled in from the World Food Travel Association (WFTA), awarding the Yakima Valley with the 2017 FoodTrekking award for Best Beer Experience . We're proud to be part of the Yakima Valley Craft Beverage community! Yakima Valley Tourism , which nominated the Valley for the recognition, was on hand to accept the award at the FoodTrekking ... Read More »

Keeping beer Fresh off the Farm: Brian Logan

Keeping beer Fresh off the Farm: Brian Logan - March 31, 2017

Starting fresh. A clean slate, an open road, a blank sheet of paper. Starting fresh can be a feeling of both freedom and anticipation of an exciting challenge ahead. And that's exactly how Brian Logan felt when he started as Quality Control Manager at Bale Breaker in November 2015. Tasked with building a world-class Quality Control program at then two-year-old Bale Breaker, Brian was starting fresh in more ways than one. As a winemaker at Coeur d'Alene Cellars for six vintages, Brian loved the ... Read More »

Introducing Fresh off the Farm IPA

Introducing Fresh off the Farm IPA - March 03, 2017

Fresh off the Farm IPA will be packed with farm-fresh hops, of course, and it will be available in cans and on draught throughout Washington for the9th annual Seattle Beer Week May 4-14. Seattle Beer Week (#SBW9) was created to celebrate and showcase the tight-knit beer community of the Northwest. There will be hundreds of events in the city throughout this year's 9 th annual celebration of beer. For all Bale-Breaker-specific event updates, keep your eyes on Bale Breaker's SBW9 webpage or to be... Read More »

Outside Magazine Thinks You Should Drink High Camp This Winter 

Outside Magazine Thinks You Should Drink High Camp This Winter  - February 02, 2017

Do you reach for a Bale Breaker when you need refreshment in the great outdoors? We hope so. In fact, Outside Magazine recommends it. Check out these eight ski-inspired beers that are worth drinking now. High Camp Imperial Rye IPA may be "the most unique beer in this lineup." Keep it #freshofftheslopes and be sure to get yourself some... Read More »

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