Yakima Chief Ranches

About Yakima Chief Ranches

YCR was started in the late 1980’s as three hop-farming families — the Carpenters, Smiths, and Perraults —came together to form a new hop production and research farm in the Yakima Valley under the name Yakima Chief Ranches.

Yakima Chief Ranches is proud to work with a diverse group of growers in the Pacific Northwest. To assure hop supply is met for brewers, we continue to expand and manage the amount of grower acreage. Beginning in 2011 with the three grower owners, YCR has now expanded across three states — Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. Of the 43 farms we work with, there are multigeneration to first-generation operations. Each farm brings unique value to the hop industry, lending knowledge and inspiration to continue growing the finest hops possible.


Quality Assurance Intern

June 2022 - September 2022 Zillah, WA
“This internship offers a great introduction to the hops industry. As an intern, I had the opportunity to learn about several aspects of hop and beer production, including field work, hop harvest, breeding, sensory and brewing. We traveled to fields across Washington, Idaho and Oregon. This allowed us to meet with growers and brewers to learn about their company and experiences, as well as many of the field and greenhouse workers.”

Quality Assurance Intern

March 2019 - August 2019 Yakima, WA
“This internship was an outstanding opportunity to grow and learn from industry leading professionals, that truly care about you, in a fascinating, exciting, fast paced industry. ”
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