2021 HBS

When

AUG 30 – Sept 3, 2021

Where

VIRTUALLY from the YAKIMA VALLEY

WHAT IS

HOP & BREW SCHOOL®

Hop and Brew School® is an annual event offering craft brewers the opportunity to personally experience the thrill of the American hop harvest and see exactly where great beer begins. Traditionally hosted in the Yakima Valley, attendees get a chance to tour the farms and facilities where the hops are grown, picked, kiln dried and shipped to YCH. From there, they visit YCH production and shipping facilities where hops are packaged and produced into advanced products, creating a full farm to kettle experience. This event is the truest expression of our mission to connect brewers with the family farms that supply their hops.

In addition to farm and facility tours, attendees participate in educational seminars led by industry experts, multi-generational hop growers and our technical solutions specialists. Topics include product usage, recipe formulation, experimental varieties, brewing practices and more. Whether it is your first or fourth time attending, this event always provides attendees with new information and inspiration to take back to the brewery.

A Yakima Chief Hops, protecting the well-being of our global communities is our top priority. Due to the global pandemic, we transitioned to a virtual event format for 2020 with an entire month-long special edition called Virtual Harvest. While the world seems to be making a promising recovery, we are going to continue with another virtual 4-day Hop & Brew School for 2021. Coming up on our 18th year of hosting Hop & Brew School, we have yet to let anything get in the way of providing our brewing partners with this cherished tradition!

We look forward to the coming years when we can finally invite brewers to the hop farms and facilities of the Yakima Valley again. However, in the meantime, this free virtual event provides us with the unique opportunity to bring brew school and hop harvest to the breweries and beer drinkers across the globe.

DETAILS FOR HOP & BREW SCHOOL 2021

Registration is not required for this free virtual event. However, we recommend that you sign up to receive event-related email updates, which will include the Zoom links for each seminar. Click here to sign up to receive email updates.

 Some hands-on sensory seminars will be offered and require pre-registration and an additional cost in order to receive hop samples and other supplies. Space is limited for the hands-on experience. Sign up to receive email updates, as we will notify you when those registration opportunities become available. If you do not register in time, you can still watch the LIVE sensory sessions.

 As a global company, we do our best to accommodate brewers from all regions. We will be offering some LIVE seminars at varying times to reach different time zones and some seminars may be offered in different languages. However, all sessions will be recorded and archived to view at your convenience.

 Stay tuned for more information, as we will update the Hop & Brew School 2021 schedule in the coming weeks!

 If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

DETAILS FOR HOP & BREW SCHOOL 2021

Registration is not required for this free virtual event. However, we recommend that you sign up to receive event-related email updates, which will include the Zoom links for each seminar. Click here to sign up to receive email updates.

 Some hands-on sensory seminars will be offered and require pre-registration and an additional cost in order to receive hop samples and other supplies. Space is limited for the hands-on experience. Sign up to receive email updates, as we will notify you when those registration opportunities become available. If you do not register in time, you can still watch the LIVE sensory sessions.

 As a global company, we do our best to accommodate brewers from all regions. We will be offering some LIVE seminars at varying times to reach different time zones and some seminars may be offered in different languages. However, all sessions will be recorded and archived to view at your convenience.

 Stay tuned for more information, as we will update the Hop & Brew School 2021 schedule in the coming weeks!

 If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].