Now this is cool. Last Friday, U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse from Washington’s 4th District recognized the Yakima Valley craft beer and hop industry for getting the World Food Travel Association’s 2017 FoodTrekking Award for Best Beer Experience. He did his during a session of the House of Representatives in the U.S. Capitol. Mr. Newhouse is not only our local congressman, he’s also a long time farmer from Sunnyside. The Newhouse family operate a 600-acre farm where they grow tree fruit, grapes and yes, hops. Watch Congressman Newhouse’s short speech here.