We started One in Eight three harvests ago with CLS Farms. Shelley (who owns/runs the farm with her husband Eric) was battling a second round of breast cancer, which coincided with Steve’s mom undergoing radiation treatment for breast cancer at the same time. Since then, CLS Farms has run with this beer as an annual fundraiser for the Wellness House of Yakima, who provide housing, resources and services to women in need that are fighting cancer. This year Yakima Valley Hops and Roy Farms joined the effort as well – and 2020 Triumph hops were made available to any brewery that wanted to help the cause.
This time around, we brewed a wheat ale with malt from Skagit Valley and hopped it with Triumph, in addition to a little Chinook & Citra. The end result is a medium-bodied, fruit forward, thirst quenching beer that goes down easy any time of day or season. As in year’s past, 10% of our tasting room sales of this beer will go to the Yakima Wellness House.