What is Virtual
The 2020 YCH Virtual Hop Harvest is a month long, online event available for free and to the public, bringing beer lovers, homebrewers and international craft brewers together from all over the world. Every weekday in September, YCH will be offering multiple webinars and online tours in various languages and time zones.
From technical brewing related seminars on hop usage and recipe formulation, to behind-the-scenes tours of hop farms and production facilities, YCH’s Virtual Harvest event is for brewers and beer lovers of all levels. Viewers from across the globe will have the opportunity to witness the labor of love that goes into every pint. And every brewer will have access to the wealth of knowledge it provides.
For those that have never joined us here in the Yakima Valley for harvest, this is a great introduction to the overall process, taking you on a journey from field to pint. And for those that are veteran harvest and Hop & Brew School attendees, we are excited for you to learn about what we and our growers have been doing this past year, from facility updates to new hop varieties. Join us for the first virtual hop harvest in brewing history!
Why Do Virtual
As a grower owned company, the harvest season is the heart of Yakima Chief Hops. It’s the time of year when we truly get the opportunity to live and breathe our mission of connecting family hop farms to brewers, as we invite customers from all over the world to join us. And it’s a special experience that makes beer taste that much better.
With the impacts of COVID-19 being an ongoing and evolving challenge, we have assessed the upcoming events surrounding harvest and Hop & Brew School. We have a responsibility to our local and global communities to make sure we put the safety of our employees, farms, customers and families first. While we can’t invite our customers to the farms and facilities, we’ve decided to invite the world to experience this magical time of year, digitally.