Yakima Valley Recognized For Beer Tourism

The World Food Travel Association (WFTA) recognized the Yakima Valley with the 2017 FoodTrekking award for Best Beer Experience. Yakima Valley Tourism, which nominated the Valley for the recognition, was on hand to accept the award at the FoodTrekking World Conference held in Portland, Oregon, in early April. According to WFTA, the FoodTrekking awards recognize worldwide excellence in food and beverage tourism in eight categories. “We’re excited the Yakima Valley was selected for this international award,” stated John Cooper, president & CEO of Yakima Valley Tourism. “The local craft brewers and hop growers get the credit. Coupled with our hospitality industry, it’s their stories and products that make our region a unique beer destination.”