image courtesy of Yakima Craft Brewing CompanyYakima, WA – Known for decades as the source of hops for most of the United States, this little city has also been thought the cradle of the Northwest Craft Beer movement. Although, the latter is up for dispute between a certain Ballard bitter and a Scot’ named Bert, there is still one thing certain, beer is brewed in Yakima. Previously we mentioned to you that Yakima Craft Brewing released two Belgian-style Ales called Good Monkey and Bad Monkey, well another release is out there for you try.

Called (Stout) the beer is best described by brewer Jeff Winn as a beer made with honey and featuring classic dark-grain taste. Built to enjoy, this beer is a session-able beer that sounds like the ale equivalent of a Schwarz. For your benefit we have attached the beer geek specs.

ABV:            6.3%
Est. IBU:       79.1
OG (Plato): 1.065 (15.81)
FG (Plato): 1.014 ( 3.57)
Est. SRM:       50.1

As always if you like near Yakima or on the Eastern side of Washington, you will more than likely score a bottle or two of the stuff. Else if you were one of those that visited Tacoma or Federal Way, then you might be able to score a few bottles of Yakima at 99 Bottles. Congratulations again guys.

About Yakima Craft Brewing Company

We started building Yakima Craft Brewing Co. in December of 2007. We sold our first beer in June of 2008.

Even though we are a young brewery, there is a lot of history here.

As beer fans, you probably know that the Yakima Valley is responsible for producing around 75% of the hop crop grown in the U.S.A.

As the major producer of hop, you would think that this area is closely tied to the craft beer industry. And you'd be right. Most of the major US hop growers and processors are here, as well as hop industry organizations.

More than this, many would argue that the craft beer industry wouldn't be as it is today without one particular figure; Bert Grant. Bert isn't the only figure in craft beer, but many would argue that he was the one with most initial impact, founding Bert Grant's Real Ales in 1982 in the Opera House here in Yakima. [more] –source, Yakima Craft Brewing Company Co.

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