FWD is an investment in the relationships and products that move beer forward.

FWD from Yakima Chief Hops and Yakima Chief Ranches is a hop innovation program focused on brewing community engagement. Participating brewers are granted access to the newest, not-yet-commercialized HBC varieties and products in Yakima Chief Hops’ innovation pipeline. Participants are also granted access to educational and marketing resources necessary to both brew and sell what’s next in beer.
Through brewing trials, questionnaires, conversation, and sensory analysis, brewers will have the opportunity to guide these products through their final stage of development, assuring YCH is working on the most useful and exciting products in the industry.

Visit our 2024 brewing partners!

Yakima Chief Hops

33 Acres Brewing Company

55th Street Craft Brewery Co Ltd

Åben Bryg Aps

Allagash Brewing Company

Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co

Ārpus Brewing Co.

Art Is An Ale Brewing

Badlands Brewing Company

Basqueland Brewing

Bearded Iris Brewing Co

Big Grove Brewery

Brewerkz Brewing Co.

Calusa Brewing

Cerebral Brewing

Cinderlands Beer Co

Cloudburst Brewing

DEYA Brewing Company

Eight Degrees Brewing

Engkanto Brewery

Far Yeast Brewing Company

Ghost Town Brewing

Good George Brewery

Half Acre Beer Co

Highland Park Brewery

Jackknife Brewing

Kane Brewing Co.

Kros Strain Brewing

Madewest Brewing Company

MadTree Brewing

Monday Night Brewing


Odell Brewing Company

Outskirts Brew Co.

Pizza Port Brewing Co

Prison Pals Brewing Co

Radiant Beer Co.

Reuben's Brews

Rhinegeist Innovation Brewery

Riip Beer Compnay

Russian River Brewing Company

Saint Arnold Brewing Co.

Sibeeria Brewery

Single Hill Brewing Company

Southern Grist Brewing

Stigbergets Bryggeri

Surly Brewing Co

The Establishment Brewing Company

Von Ebert Brewing

Wren House Brewing Company

Zilker Brewing Company

Tampa Bay Brewing Co.

The Outskirts Brewing Co