Several US festivals give opportunities to enjoy great hops and beers while also supporting good causes

The Richmond (VA) Hops and Vine Festival celebrated local craft brewers and wineries presenting their products with proceeds supporting the Madison County Humane Society. The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation celebrates the Hop Harvest in August with the picking the hops going directly to the viewing of brewers producing beer from the freshly picked hops. In October, the Original Fresh Hop Ale Festival celebrates Yakima Valley’s hops, as well as supporting Yakima County based arts and science organizations.