Bale Breaker Brewing producing this year’s Seattle Beer Week beer


The 9th annual Seattle Beer Week celebration is scheduled for May 4 thru 14. One of the traditions of Beer Week is the brewing and release of the official Seattle Beer Week beer. This year it will be brewed by Bale Breaker Brewing of Yakima, WA.

Fittingly, this year’s beer will be an IPA — Fresh Off the Farm IPA. Fitting not only because IPA remains the most popular style of craft beer in Seattle (and across the country), but fitting because Bale Breaker excels at brewing hoppy beers. The beer will be released in cans as well as on draft at many locations around the Seattle area and beyond.


Here is the official press release.

Bale Breaker Selected to Brew the Official 2017 Seattle Beer Week Beer

The 9th Annual Seattle Beer Week is May 4-14, 2017

Bale Breaker Brewing Co. is honored to be the first Yakima Valley brewery to brew an official Seattle Beer Week beer. Fresh off the Farm IPA will be packed with farm-fresh hops, of course, and it will be available in cans and on draught throughout Washington for the 9th annual Seattle Beer Week May 4-14.

Seattle Beer Week (SBW or SBW9) was created to celebrate and showcase the tight-knit beer community of the Northwest. There will be hundreds of events in the city throughout this year’s 9th annual celebration of beer. For all Bale-Breaker-specific event updates, keep your eyes on Bale Breaker’s SBW9 webpage or to be first to know about all the Seattle Beer Week events, follow @seattlebeerweek on Twitter.

According to industry sources, suppliers and distributors, SBW is among the top three beer weeks in the country for the originality of events and the number of participants.

For more information on Seattle Beer Week, visit

For Bale Breaker’s Seattle Beer Week events, visit 


The Official Beer of Seattle Beer Week 2017, Fresh off the Farm IPA was brewed in the center of hop field #41, just minutes from downtown Yakima, by Bale Breaker Brewing Company. Founded by fourth-generation hop growers, this truly farm-to-glass brewery crafted a brand-new IPA to celebrate the 9th Annual Seattle Beer Week. A big hop aroma on a clean Pilsner malt base perfectly showcases a few of the newest and most exciting hop varieties off their family’s hop farm. Whirlpool additions of Simcoe® and Mosaic® add depth to the nose generated from a post-fermentation charge of Ekuanot™, Loral™, and the still-experimental HBC 630. From the fields of the Yakima Valley to the streets of Seattle, Fresh off the Farm IPA delivers farm fresh flavor no matter where it’s poured.


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SBW #3 Maritime Brewing Decompression Ale

SBW #4 Elysian Split Shot

SBW #5 Fremont Session Pale

SBW #6 Elysian / Schooner Exact / Black Raven / Georgetown / Naked City / Pike “6 Degrees of Collaboration”  IPA

SBW #7 Silver City Seiben Brau Lager

SBW #8 Reuben’s Daily Pale

SBW #9 Bale Breaker’s Fresh off the Farm IPA  –  Can design by Blindtiger Design


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