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Seattle's Best Tap Handles includes Bale Breaker

Seattle's Best Tap Handles includes Bale Breaker - October 19, 2017

[Jacob Uitti @ Seattle Weekly] "Some are eye-catching, others reserved. Some are tall and wide, others smaller. But making these things takes ingenuity, thought, and intention. Brewery owners wonder what their beer brands should look like-how they should be represented in pubs and bars all over the city. All this hard work and imagination should be celebrated once in a while! Therefore we bring you our six favorite local tap handles..." On Bale Breaker " There's just something fun about Bale ... Read More »


Wet Hop vs Fresh Hop vs Dry Hop

Wet Hop vs Fresh Hop vs Dry Hop - October 18, 2017

[Nick Hines @ Vine Pair] "Every year as summer fades into fall, a new crop of beers starts to pop up in American taprooms. Fresh hop and wet hop beers now regularly sit alongside the dry hopped (and, more recently, double dry hopped) IPAs released by innovative brewers. Servers often encourage you to taste the fresh and dry hop beers as soon as you can because they come but once a year and expire quickly..." [ Read More ] PS Yep, we name Piled High as a Fresh Hop, but so-called wet hops are ... Read More »


Citra Slicker among 10 Best Beers Sampled at the Fresh Hop Ale Festival

Citra Slicker among 10 Best Beers Sampled at the Fresh Hop Ale Festival - October 13, 2017

[Jason Notte @ The Street] "Fresh-hop beer is a joy for the drinker regardless of the state of the industry. While seasoned brewers in hop-growing states like Washington, Oregon and Idaho have mastered fresh-hop brewing, watching new brewers struggle with the logistics of the process, the inconsistency from year to year and the extremely finite shelf life of each batch is an intriguing and informative part of the process. I attending this year's installment of Yakima's Fresh Hop Ale Festival and... Read More »


20 Stand-Out Beers from GABF 2017 includes Topcutter IPA

20 Stand-Out Beers from GABF 2017 includes Topcutter IPA - October 10, 2017

[Via Paste/Jim Vorel ] "When you're aware of the existence of a well-liked beer for many years before you ever get a chance to try it, the end result rarely lives up to your expectations. How many of us have been through this exact scenario, hearing about a specific beer for years and then finally trying it, only to find that time and the industry have left it behind? And so, despite the fact that Topcutter has been a well-liked IPA for a long time, I went into tasting it with fairly even ... Read More »


Craft beer fans take note: Yakima’s brew scene is hopping

Craft beer fans take note: Yakima’s brew scene is hopping - October 09, 2017

[Via HeraldNet.com] Most of the hops have been harvested. The fresh hop beers aren't so fresh anymore. The Fresh Hop Ale Fest, one of the largest beer festivals in the state, has made its curtain call and Yakima's annual lovefest to the green, cone-shaped flower that mesmerizes Northwest beer drinkers has packed up for the year. But craft beers are still pouring strong in Yakima...[ Read More... Read More »


Bale Breaker teams up with Jameson Irish Whiskey

Bale Breaker teams up with Jameson Irish Whiskey - October 09, 2017

Whiskey and beer have almost always lived behind the bar together. To celebrate this lasting kinship, Jameson has partnered with 16 craft breweries, including Bale Breaker, to be part of the Jameson Caskmates Drinking Buddies program. The partnership kicks off October 14, 2017 at the Jameson Love Thy Neighborhood Brewery Fest in New York City. In January 2018, look for The Ossifier, an IPA that is being aged in Jameson barrels and will see more hops in the fermenters before being kegged in ... Read More »


Family Adventures with Bale Breaker

Family Adventures with Bale Breaker - October 06, 2017

[ Words + Pictures by Shannon Mahre ] No matter who you are, becoming a parent will change you. But I am a firm believer that change can always be for the better - you just have to make it so. When our son, Ryder, came into our lives, we treated it just as such; he was becoming a part of OUR life of adventure, and we were determined to share this lifestyle with our new munchkin once he was born. Over the past year and a half since he arrived, we have been on countless adventures...[ Read More... Read More »


Beer of the Week: Bale Breaker Brewing’s Citra Slicker

Beer of the Week: Bale Breaker Brewing’s Citra Slicker - October 06, 2017

[Via HeraldNet.com] Bale Breaker is like a cathedral to hops. The whole place smells like lupulin, the aromatic yellowish powder found in the middle of hops, the giant hop bines sway in the wind and the beer is pouring. I ordered up this beer (Citra Slicker), grabbed a seat with some folks on the patio and took a long slug. It was heavenly.When I was finished, I nearly went for a frolic in the hop fields...[ Read More... Read More »


Bottomcutter IIPA wins Gold at SIP Best of the Northwest

Bottomcutter IIPA wins Gold at SIP Best of the Northwest - October 06, 2017

Bale Breaker's Bottomcutter IIPA won gold for Imperial IPA in Sip Northwest Magazine's sixth annual Best of the Northwest issue. This collector's edition showcases the winners of the grand tasting competition from wine, beer, spirits and cider, along with top Northwest beverage trends, locally focused restaurant and bars, upright industry influencers and more. An open call for submissions last spring drafted more than 530 entries from wine, 263 beers, 114 from spirits and 130 ciders. The ... Read More »


Pints, Pedals and Ski Poles: Recreation & Sustainability at Bale Breaker

Pints, Pedals and Ski Poles: Recreation & Sustainability at Bale Breaker - October 04, 2017

[Words by Luke Thompson + Pictures by Jovelle Tamayo of the Yakima Herald Republic] Beer offers a refreshing reward for exercise in many settings, and the outdoors is certainly no exception. That classic combination of beer and nature plays an integral role at Yakima's Bale Breaker brewery, which is driven in part by encouraging outdoor adventures as well as protecting our natural resources. Starting with the hop fields and the brewing process, a love for the outdoors influences nearly every ... Read More »



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