Hops are one of Washington’s most prominent crops, their farmers powering the global brewing industry by growing almost 75 percent of the nation’s hop acreage in the state, almost all of which is in the Yakima Valley. A handful of craft breweries sit close to said hops, including Single Hill Brewing. In August 2016, Ty Paxton and Zach Turner opened Single Hill in an old JC Penney Tire Center in downtown Yakima. The two first met at a cider pressing party that a mutual friend was hosting in 2013. Three years later, over pints at Bale Breaking Brewing, the two hatch the idea for a community-based brewery in a town dear to their hearts. Today, Peaks & Pints presents an in-house flight of Single Hill beer — a flight we call Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Single Hill.
Peaks and Pints Beer Flight: Single Hill
Single Hill’s journey into West Coast pilsners continues with The Artist, a crisp-bodied beer built on a base of Idaho Pilsner malt. The Artist features Callista, a modern German hop that showcases delicate aromas of stone fruit, ruby red grapefruit, and raspberry, alongside punchier American IPA hops Citra and Mosaic.
This fresh, sessionable hazy pale ale offers flavors of bright citrus juice, orange rind, and pineapple leading to a light and fruity finish. An after-work pick-me-up, or a patio pounder, Sightglass is refreshing inviting sip after sip.
Brewed with debittered black malt, this old school black IPA offers a nose of citrus hops, a smooth body, and notes of chocolate and coffee. Blackbeak is a crossover favorite with fans of Single Hill’s dry and drinkable black beers, as well as with all the hop heads out there.
Made in collaboration with Hopsteiner and HopTecnic, this strong IPA features Hopsteiner HS17701, an experimental aroma hop. The 17701 lends a massive bouquet of ripe peach to this intense brew, with supporting help from sweet and citrusy Amarillo.