Campus Notices

Nov 2 2022

Wildcat Shop Faculty & Staff Holiday Appreciation Event - November 16, 2022

The Wildcat Shop Faculty and Staff Holiday Appreciation Event will feature beer tastings from Bale Breaker Brewing Company.


Crafting fresh-off-the-farm brews from the middle of a hop field, Bale Breaker Brewing Company is a family-owned brewery located in the Yakima Valley. Backed by four generations of hop farming experience, Bale Breaker started in 2013, and has grown to become the third largest independent craft brewery in Washington.


Hops are in the family’s DNA: the great-grandparents of sibling-owners Meghann Quinn, Kevin “Smitty” Smith, and Patrick Smith first planted hops in the Yakima Valley in 1932, the year before Prohibition ended. Now, Meghann, Smitty, and Meghann’s husband Kevin Quinn are crafting brews that celebrate the world-class hops grown in their backyard, while Patrick and their dad run the family’s two hop farms ,Loftus Ranches in Moxee and Tributary Farms in Granger. Discover the full story: Our Story - Bale Breaker


Learn about the Beers from a CWU Alum


Bale Breaker's CWU intern will be in attendance to answer questions and serve tastings. Be sure to arrive early to get a custom event tasting glass!