It’s time to sip and stroll in Downtown Yakima! This Saturday, November 9, spend your afternoon enjoying signature craft beverages from some of the Yakima Valley’s great producers and explore unique businesses in Downtown Yakima. The 5th Annual Sip & Stroll, formerly the Craft Beverage Walk, is brought to us by the Downtown Association of Yakima and Drink Yakima. This is your chance to sip your favorite craft beverages and experience some new ones, all in an afternoon within an easy stroll! Afterward, take advantage of special offerings just for Sip & Stroll participants at Downtown restaurants.
Check out the map on the Downtown Association of Yakima’s Facebook page to plan your afternoon. Begin your sipping adventure at the check in point at 16 N 3rd Street from noon to 4:30 pm to pick up your wristband and glass and purchase scrip. Choose your strolling route to enjoy craft beer, wine, cider and spirits tastings offered by 14 local craft beverage producers, all within walking distance of each other! Each of them will be pouring at a Downtown business partner where you can find activities, entertainment and tasty treats.
Not only that, five Downtown restaurants will offer special promotions just for Sip & Strollers! Be sure to wear your Sip & Stroll wristband and visit after 5 pm, when you’ve completed your sipping and strolling. With your Sip & Stroll wristband, receive 15% off at The Sports Center and 10% off at Norm’s of Yakima. Carousel Restaurant and Bistro will be giving away gift cards at Wildjay, from $5 to $25, to be redeemed after you sip and stroll. Yakima Steak Company is offering $5 off any dinner entrée, $1 off all beverages and waived corkage fees. Second Street Grill and Cowiche Canyon Kitchen & Icehouse Bar are also offering specials.
There are only 1,400 tickets available for the event, this Saturday, November 9, from noon to 5 pm. For only $20 you’ll receive a commemorative glass and five scrip for sampling beverages. Additional scrip is available for purchase at $2 per taste at MAK Daddy Coffee, Collab Coffee, Stems and Kameo. This is a 21+ event, so bring your ID.
Plan Your Sip & Stroll Adventure
Bale Breaker Brewing at Day Spa Academy – Enjoy Bale Breaker brews andcomplimentary 15-minute massages at the Academy which prepares students for success in health and beauty careers, helping them become skilled, care-centered clinicians.
Bron Yr Aur Brewing at Hotel Maison – Enjoy a glimpse of history, elegance, and a bit of intrigue while you taste Bron Yr Aur’s Beaver Deceiver Cream Ale and Thriller Pillar Porter. Snack on appetizers from Hilton Garden Grill, view the art gallery and take advantage of specials on hotel gift certificates. If you haven’t had a chance to see the beautiful restoration of this historic structure now fully appreciated once again, this is your chance.
Cowiche Creek Brewing at MAK Daddy Coffee Roasters – Enjoy pours from Cowiche Creek Brewing and listen to guitar and vocals from Rob David. A specialty chocolatier will also create unique dessert treats just for the event! MAK daddy is locally owned and operated in the Yakima Valley and known for its uniquely crafted, single origin coffee roasts.
Kana Winery at Stems – Sip on Kana wines and enjoy small snacks at Yakima’s premier wine, gift and necessities one-stop-shop in downtown Yakima. Check out their local, Northwest wines curated by a home grown proprietor with excellent knowledge of wine and the Yakima Valley. Palmer Wright owner of Kana Winery, will be pouring 2 red wines and 1 white wine. Katherine the General Manager will be showing how to create a lovely bow for the holidays!
Gilbert Cellars at Wildjay Boutique: Sip your favorite Gilbert Cellars wines and enjoy delicious bites from Carousel Restaurant and Bistro. Don’t miss their fun give away of Carousel gift cards from $5 to $25! Explore one of Yakima’s unique clothing boutiques, promising “a new brand for you wild beautiful souls and reckless minds out there who want to change the world.”
Wilridge Vineyard, Winery and Distillery at Adore Décor – In addition to Wilridge wines, this is the first time ever that they’ll be pouring their brandy at a tasting event! Come for your chance to try it! Adore Décor is the vision of a mother and daughter to share their creativity and a love of “re-adoring” the old by giving it new life and complimenting it with the new.
AntoLin Cellars at Yakima Maker Space – Sip your favorite AntoLin wines and enjoy class demonstrations to experience what Yakima Maker Space is all about. Be part of the Maker Movement growing throughout the country and the world. Embrace your curiosity, learn skills and discover world-changing, easy-to-use tools like 3D printers and become a Maker. There will also be hand-crafted goods from the Makers for sale.
Swede Hill Distilling at Kameo Flower Shop – Warm up with a hot cocktail from Swede Hill Distilling. For those who like cocktails “on the rocks” Swede Hill will have something for you too! While you sip, see why Kameo Flower Shop continues to be in the top 250 out of 20,000 Teleflora shops in the United States why the Yakima Valley consistently votes Kameo as its top florist in the area! Since opening doors to Yakima 1927, they’ve been centrally located in the heart of Downtown Yakima.
Hop Capitol Brewing at Stephens Media Group – Enjoy signature Hop Capital pours with tasty small bites and studio tours to see how Stephens Media Group uses the power of radio and digital advertising to generate revenue to help local businesses start seeing new customers right away!
Wandering Hop Brewing at Vintage Me Antiques – This is the first year for Wandering Hop to participate in the event! They’re known for their innovative approach to brewing, so stop by and taste their Pumpkin Spice IPA and Coffee Stout and enjoy sweet and spicy snacks. While you’re there, check out the chalk based paint, furniture, and much more and home and garden décor. Offering both vintage and new, Vintage Me specialize in creative repurposing and reimagining
Tieton Cider Works at Alexandra’s on Second – Warm up with their hot wassail cider cocktail or try the new Bourbon Barrel Peach or Seasonal Cranberry ciders at this trend driven hair salon in downtown Yakima. They’ll be serving meatballs and snacks. Enjoy 10% off services booked during Sip & Stroll.
Hop Nation Brewing at The Field Group Marketing & Advertising – Sip Hop Nation beers and learn about the agency that has been serving some of Yakima’s top organizations in medical, agricultural, municipal, professional, non-profit, and retail industries for more than 30 years.
Single Hill Brewing at Collab Coffee – Sample Single Hill brews surrounded by community and art. Collaboration Coffee is a coffee shop, community space, and art venue in historic Downtown Yakima. Their goal is to support a thriving city by providing a space to meet a friend, work on a project, enjoy local artwork, and savor an excellent cup of coffee. They’re fiercely dedicated to our city and to doing things with excellence.
Naches Heights Winery at Leading Force Energy & Design Center – Sip Naches Heights Can Can, a Riesling blend, and Two Dancers, a Red Rhone, and discover this unique business in Downtown. They focus on sustainability, healthy homes and living, regional products and energy saving designs and products. Enjoy a good time with giveaways and small bites.