Preps underway for Yakima Fresh Hop Ale Festival

YAKIMA, Wash. -- The Tenth Annual Fresh Hop Ale Festival is next week Saturday.

It showcases beers from around the area that use Yakima Valley hops.

Organizers say there will be more entertainers and giveaways then ever before.

"We're trying to make a very special evening for everybody and let everybody know that not only is the fresh hop ale festival alive and well but also downtown Yakima is alive and well," said Michael Liddicoat, Allied Arts Executive Director.

This year the festival falls on the Saturday after the fair. People don't have to choose one event over the other.

You can expect to receive an extra ticket at the door this year toward a beer tasting.