Ales for ALS season kicks off on July 15th


Welcome to summer! Along with it comes warmer days, drier skies and lots of great beer, like the Ales for ALS™ beers that will soon hit the market. Ales for ALS is a program spearheaded by Loftus Ranches, one of the Yakima Valley’s beloved hop farms. Now in its fifth year, Ales for ALS has raised over $1,250,000 for ALS research. Ales for ALS season kicks off on July 15th at Bale Breaker Brewing in Yakima (details below).

Each year, Loftus Ranches and YCH Hops releases a unique proprietary hop blend and offers it, free of charge, to a select group of breweries across the nation. Participating breweries make beers, for summertime release, using the Ales for ALS hop and pledge to support the cause by donating a portion of the proceeds to support the ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI). Last year 115 breweries participated in the program.

Yes, the beers themselves raise money for the cause, but there are also Ales for ALS events that do the same. When we hear about any events happening around Washington, we’ll be sure to let you know. For instance, here’s information about the official Ales for ALS kickoff.

On the weekend of July 14th and 15th, Bale Breaker Brewing hosts the Birdies for Bubba golf tournament (Friday) and the release party (Saturday) for its Ales for ALS beer, Bubba’s Brew, at the brewery’s taproom in Yakima. If you are interested in participating in the golf tournament, click here to learn more.

The party on Saturday, July 15th features great beer, food, and games at a free and family-friendly event. Enjoy live music by The Shreds and food from multiple vendors, including Guerra’s Gourmet, Hop Town Pizza, and Kim’s Got Smoke. Purchase exclusive Ales for ALS merchandise, and Bale Breaker donates $1 from ANY pint sold that day to ALS-TDI.

To learn more about the Ales for ALS program and ALS in general, visit


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