Hop Nation Brewing co & the phoenix room
Hop nation Brewing Company
Hop Nation Brewing Company (HNBC) is a Yakima brewery by Master Brewer Ben Grossman. What separates this brewery from 99.9% of the others is focusing on Washington agricultural products, specifically Yakima Valley Hops and Columbia Valley grain, and their relationship to award winning beer. Hop Nation Brewing Company offers a tasting room to share with you its tasty, fresh, and uniquely hand-crafted brews. A restaurant kitchen, with menu prepared to accentuate the quality beers on draught has been launched as of 2017. Come taste our impeccable beers containing uncompromisingly superior flavors in the name of you Yakima, Washington, the “Hop and Fruit Capital of the World.”
Ben Grossman, Owner
Ben has had a varied career in the beverage industry, getting his feet wet with Coors as a QC tech, and brewing early Blue Moon products for starters. Ben has done work for titans of industry like Coors, St. Michelle winery, to brewing sake, and being scouted by craft beer industry favorite Lagunitas. He’s had a hand in everything from research and development, to operations and production. He’s even a Member of Coors Sensory Panel (1 in 500 pass the test). A scientist, (Undergraduate study at Alma College majoring in Biology, Graduate study at Bowling Green State University in plant molecular ecology) he began working at Coors straight out of grad school over twenty years ago, where one day a woman asked him if he was one of those guys that makes his own brew, and right there, a seed for Hop Nation was sown. With stops at Bert Grants, which initially brought him to Yakima, and Lagunitas (helped grow the brewery from 15,000 barrels to 45,000 barrels through the quality department procedures) along the way, it was inevitable that beer would be in his future.