Friday - Monday, August 30 - September 2, 2019


Yakima Chief Hops 
203 Division Street
Yakima, WA 98902 

Driving Directions 


Nicol Sloon
Events Manager

Phone: 509-453-4792
Event Email: brewschool@yakimachief.com


Join us for Hop & Brew SchoolŪ 2019! 

Become a Hop Master™ at the 16th Annual Hop & Brew SchoolŪ in Yakima!

Hop and Brew SchoolŪ is an annual event offering craft brewers the opportunity to personally experience the thrill of hop harvest in Yakima. This exciting 4 day event includes presentations on hop usage, recipe formulation, experimental varieties and more. Hop and Brew SchoolŪ also includes tours of the hop fields and YCH facilities. We will be combining Commerical and Homebrewers for the first time in an all new event setup over Labor Day Weekend. Come Experience the Heart of the Art™ here in the Yakima Valley. 

Friday - Monday, August 30 - September 2, 2019 at Yakima Chief Hops in Yakima, WA.

Cost: $300.00 including admission, most meals and transportation to and from events & hotels.


Plan to arrive in time to join us for the official kickoff of Hop & Brew SchoolŪ!  Friday, August 30th, 2019.  We'll have music, plenty of great food and some amazing craft beer! You will also be able to do pre-school check in.

To assist with planning travel plans, here is the overall schedule for the weekend. More specific details to come ASAP!

Friday: Welcome Reception 4-8pm

Sat: Official Start  of HBS  9am - 5pm

Sun: 8am - 6pm: Tours / Sessions  &   6pm- 10pm: Evening Reception

Monday: 9am - 5pm (If you need to leave early, you could leave after lunch and not miss too much)


Event Hotels
The following locations will be offering special rates during the week of Hop & Brew SchoolŪ.  In addition, Yakima Chief Hops will provide shuttle services to and from these event hotels.

The Hilton Garden Inn - $139.00 per night
To make reservations CLICK HERE

Holiday Inn Downtown Yakima - $135.00 per night
To make a reservation, CLICK HERE

Red Lion Hotel, Yakima Center - $104.00 per night
For reservations, call 509-248-5900

**For all event hotel reservations, reference Hop & Brew School 2019 to receive the discounted rate. Book hotels by August 1st, to receive the discounted rates. After August 1st, 2019, all room blocks will be released. 

Getting to Yakima

Flying: Fly into Yakima Air Terminal (YKM) via connections from Seattle, WA. 
Driving: Please click on the map/driving directions link in the left margin to find the most direct route.

Refund Policy

In the event that you need to cancel your registration, a full refund will be issued prior to July 31, 2019; a 50% refund will be available for cancellations through August 15, 2019. No refunds will be issued if cancelled after August 15, 2019.  Please communicate any cancellations or changes in registration to our staff prior to August 15.

More Information

A complete list of presentaions and speakers will be released by August 1, 2019. 
Registration is limited and filled on a first come, first served basis.
Once event reaches capacity YCH will establish a waiting list. 

Questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us at 1.800.952.4873 or brewschool@yakimachief.com

Register Now! Note: Using a mobile device could cause issues with your registration.  If possible, please use a Desktop computer.