Beyond the Vine During Yakima Valley Spring Barrel Tasting

Glacier Basin TastingIt’s April in the Yakima Valley. Apple, cherry and other fruit trees are blooming by the acre. It’s also the time for Spring Barrel Tasting, when folks flock to wineries from Yakima to Red Mountain to enjoy wines straight from the barrel, great food, music and fun in the vineyards. Folks now have the option enjoy other adult beverages during the celebration along the Spirits and Hops Trail.

Here’s a run down of some the events happening at our partner’s establishments during Spring Barrel:

Glacier Basin Distillery will open during the main Spring Barrel weekend April 26th and 27th 10 a.m.  to 4 p.m.  for tastings and sales of their tasty grappa, cherry kirschwasser and apple brandy. Then they will be open every Saturday starting  May 3 through the summer, 11 AM to 5 PM. For more information visit their website.  2604 Draper Road Yakima, WA 98903. Phone: 509-930-0817

If you need a change of pace (and palate), stop in one of our many brew pubs and breweries in the Valley. Bale Breaker Brewing Company will be open  Friday 3-9 PM and Saturday 12-8 PM. On Saturday Bale Breaker will have fresh, hot pizza for sale. Snipes Mountain Brewery in Sunnyside is open Friday and Saturday 11 AM to 10 PM and 11 AM to 9 PM Sunday of Spring Barrel weekend.

Check our Guzzle and Grub section of the website for eataries in the Valley offering fine locally crafted beers, ciders, spirits and wines. Have fun during Spring Barrel and remember, enjoy responsibly!

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Glacier Basin Distillery Opens During Spring Barrel

Glacier Basin TastingWe heard from Thomas Hale today about Glacier Basin Distillery’s hours of operation. They will be open during the main Spring Barrel weekend April 26th and 27th 10 a.m.  to 4 p.m.  for tastings and sales of their tasty grappa, cherry kirschwasser and apple brandy. Then they will be open every Saturday starting  May 3 through the summer, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Glacier Basin Distillery was founded in late 2012 by Cragg Gilbert, Karl Hale, Chris Bolm, Putnam Barber and Thomas Hale. Being the first craft distillery in Yakima, the partners at Glacier Basin Distillery look to make premium brandies using locally grown fruit from their on-site location, Gilbert Orchards’ Hackett Ranch at 2604 Draper Road Yakima, WA 98903. For directions to the Hackett Ranch visit the Gilbert Cellars website.

For more information visit their website.  Phone: 509-930-0817Glacier basin logo

And check back with the Yakima Valley Spirits and Hops Trail for more adult beverage news and information. Happy tasting!