Brewery Spotlight: Single Hill Brewing Co.
Welcome to Yakima Valley Hop's Brewer's Spotlight!
A series from Yakima Valley Hops, featuring a new brewery monthly.
Since 2018, Single Hill Brewing has taken up real estate on a corner of Naches Avenue in downtown Yakima. They lit up the block immediately with their signature Single Hill Blue motif. Just three years later, they have lit up the valley with their dedication to making unique beer and creating a positive lasting effect on the community around them.
Here at Yakima Valley Hops, we can't get enough of Single Hill. We gather there, unwind there, and even hold our INCLUSIVE marketing meetings there from time to time. They pour their flagships daily: a citrusy Sightglass Hazy Pale; Eastside IPA brewed with fresh from the source Chinook, Mosaic, Simcoe; and the ever-refreshing Cerveza Blonde Ale featuring Centennial. You can find one of many friendly faces pouring ciders, seltzers, and even wine--a little bit of everything for everyone! Can't find a babysitter? Check out the kid's corner, and as long as your dog is friendly, they're dog friendly. Food? No hungry hophead left behind. They have a food truck every day with varied options. Merch? They keep it fresh with new (soft!) products all the time.
What does being an ALLY mean to Single Hill as a local company?
"Single Hill, from the beginning, has always been just as focused on our community as we are on beer. We strive to make our taproom an INCLUSIVE place, where everyone is invited, and anyone can feel comfortable. To us, being an ally is a responsibility to consider the social costs and benefits of our actions and make sure that we're taking care of the members of our community who need support."
"It would be very easy to remain quiet. If we're not standing up for what we believe in, how can we expect anyone else to? Our doors remain open for all walks of life, and we hope and expect people to feel SAFE and WELCOME."
What is Single Hill doing right now to support the local QUEER community, and what are your plans in the future to continue to support LGBTQ+?
"So far this year, during the pandemic, we've placed our focus on donations to non-profits that we believe in and supporting events in the community the best we can. As we begin to see post-pandemic movement and businesses opening back up to capacity, I'm sure we will be having multiple on-site events in our taproom for fundraising, volunteer outreach, and issue-awareness."
Tell us about your PRIDE Beer "Tomorrow is Today"--
"We actually debuted this beer last year in May, but the decision to bring it back this June was definitely influenced by our desire to show our support during PRIDE. We also placed emphasis on the design of the can art to lend itself to the LGBTQ+ community. We see Tomorrow is Today as a metaphor for making the most out of life and being confident in who you are and who you love. We used Mosaic, Loral, and Ekuanot for a RAINBOW of refreshing fruit flavors and aromas."
- Katelyn Crutcher