(Yakima, WA) As previously mentioned, Yakima Craft is slowly making their presence known one tap handle at a time. If you were in Seattle during Seattle Beer Week you no doubt would have tried their India Pale Ale that was featured alongside some of the local favorites. I got word from Jeff Winn the "President" and "Brewmaster" of YCBC  that you should now be able to find their beers as close as Ellensburg (for you Seattleites out there).

"You will be able to find us at the Starlight Lounge in Ellensburg and at Outback Steakhouse in Union Gap.  The Starlight will have IPA front-and-back, and the Outback will have Amber. Awesome." -source, YCBC newsletter

     Additionally if you happen to live in the vicinity of Carmen's Comedy Club in Selah, Yakima Craft will be pouring their five beers on June 20th starting at 6:30 PM for approximately ninety minutes. Admission fee is mandatory but don't worry since the cost of admission includes your tastes of these five beers. General admission is $10 and besides the chance to taste five beers you receive entertainment courtesy of Dave Testroet.

"Born in Iowa, Testroet has an easy  Mid-West delivery. With a quick laugh and a shift of an eyebrow soon you're in David's world." -source, Big and Funny.com

"From Comedy Clubs and Theatres across the United States and Canada to flying across seas for five different tours to entertain the U.S. Military." -source, Big and Funny.com

"A fast and funny show anyone can enjoy." -source, Big and Funny.com

"Material that twist from Darwin to Grizzly bears and sharp improvisation skills developed with over seventeen years of stage experience." -source, Big and Funny.com

"A well established harmonica player, David has incorporated this into his act. From rock and roll to his original songs like the Big Guy Blues." -source, Big and Funny.com

     Also, if you are an early riser you can head over to Eagle Rock Resort in Naches for a noon grand opening of "The Woodshed" on June 20th. As a special treat one of the guys from YCBC will be pouring their new seasonal 1982 which premiered at Bert's Pub back on the 13th of June. Don't worry if amber isn't your thing since they will be offering four additional beers on draft during the party.

     Finally don't forget if you want to try their beers in a more festival setting you can see them on tap at the Blues,Brews, and BBQ the June 27th or at Rails-to-Ales in Cle Elum July 11th. Good luck Jeff & Chris on your continued expansion into Washington both east and west.

Cheers,

Yakima Craft Brewing Co.'s Pale Ale "features a clean finish and a low-hop bite. A light and very refreshing ale made for long-time or first-time craft beer drinkers."

Yakima Craft Brewing Co.'s Amber Ale "pairs a serious body with a strong hop presence. Again we showcase local ingredients to bring you an amber that works for any weather and any craft beer fan."

Yakima Craft Brewing Co.'s IPA "features a substantial, well-balanced taste with an emphasis on the hop."

Yakima Craft Brewing Co.'s Twin Stag "is a dark and brooding brew. Mysterious and complex, this robust ale is perfect as a compliment to good conversation and long, bold tales."

Yakima Craft Brewing Co.'s 1982 "is our homage to the brewing history of Yakima. An amber ale that is very sessionable and easy to enjoy." *note, this will be featured at Eagle Rock Resorts 'The Woodshed' on the 20th.

Yakima Craft Brewing Co.'s ? To be determined at Carmen's Comedy Club

Beeradvocate.com’s Peer Review information
Ratebeer.com’s Peer Review information

June 20th, 2009

12:00 PM PST to ?
Yakima Craft Brewing Tasting, Eagle Rock Resorts' The Woodshed
8590 State Route 410 Naches,  WA 98937 (509) 658-2100

6:30 PM PST to 8:00 PM PST
Yakima Craft Brewing Tasting, Carmen's Comedy Club
316 South 1st Street, Ste 7 Selah, WA 98942-1389
(509) 698-3900 carmen@carmenscomedyclub.com

June 27th, 2009

12:00 PM PST to 10:00 PM PST
Blues, Brews, & BBQS, Teo Park
SW Russell Avenue Stevenson, WA 98648

July 11th, 2009

4:00 PM PST to 10:00 PM PST
Rails-to-Ales, Milwaukee Depot & Cafe
801 Milwaukee Ave South Cle Elum, WA 98943

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