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Winterhop Brewfest

The annual Ellensburg Winterhop Brewfest is a one-of-a-kind festival that invites breweries from around the Pacific Northwest to pour their beers in various downtown businesses and venues. This snow-or-shine event gives beer lovers access to the best PNW brews, local music, and downtown venues in Central Washington.

February 17, 2024 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Downtown Ellensburg

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What is Winterhop Brewfest?

Join hundreds of beer enthusiasts for the 20th Annual Ellensburg Winterhop Brewfest on Saturday, February 17, 2024 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is a 21+ event located in downtown Ellensburg. Visit downtown Ellensburg and experience craft beer from local breweries, live music, shopping and more.

Available Tickets:

  • $45 | GA Tickets: commemorative tasting glass, tasting scrip, and entry to the event
  • SOLD OUT: $60 | BEER:30 Tickets: commemorative tasting glass, tasting scrip, a swag bag, and early access to Winterhop Brewfest at 11:30 a.m.

Purchase by clicking the "Ticket" button above. Tickets are final sale. 

Winterhop Headquarters:

For admissions, ticket booth, merchandise, scrip tickets please visit our Winterhop Headquarters located within Unity Park at the old Wells Fargo building (on the corner of 4th and pearl).

If you have any questions, please email the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce Director of Events & Programs Darby Grimes or call the Chamber Office at (509) 925-2002.


Laundry Center of Ellensburg

Laundry Center of Ellensburg

Unstabled Spirits 

Armstrongs Stove & Spa 

Interested in sponsorship? Let us know how you want to be involved with our annual event by contacting our Director of Events and Programs, Darby Grimes at or by calling the Chamber office at (509) 925-2002.


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Craft Brewing Shield with Glow - Eve Rice


  • Hotel Windrow | 502 N Main St
  • The Botany Shop | 209 W 3rd Ave
  • Flirt | 104 W 5th Ave
  • D&M Coffee | 325 N Pearl St
  • Claim Clothing | 417 N Pearl St
  • Mountain High Sports | 105 E 4th Ave
  • Toy Stable | 505 N Pearl St
  • Fidelinas | 119 W 5th Ave #103
  • The Recycle Shop | 415 N Main St
  • Gallery-One | 408 N Pearl St
  • Evolve | 323 N Pearl St
  • Collective Interiors | 215 4th Ave

Live Music

Whisky Trail

Whisky Trail

Genre: Classic Rock

Band Members: Virgil Eagle, Chris Baily, Skyler Ellis, Cory Fowler, Sheli Eagle


Micah J

Genre: Classic, Rock, Pop, Funk, Jazz, Country, and Original Music

Band Members: Micah J

Renslow Trestle

Pete Keating and The Renslow Trestle

Genre: Original Americana, Folk, Blues, Jazz

Band Members: Pete Keating, John Koschnick, Harrison Keating


Rylei Franks

Genre: Acoustic Rock

Band Members: Rylei Franks

Spiced Rye

Spiced Rye

Genre: Americana / Singer Songwriter

Band Members: Re Hart, Larry Hart

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Kyle James

Genre: Alt-Country

Band Members: Kyle James

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Carly Klein Schoening

Genre: Country/Pop

Band Members: Carly Klein Schoening

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Mikey O Malley

Genre: Irish Folk / Singer-Songwriter

Band Members: Mikey O Malley, Tally O'Malley


Jared Graham

Genre: Acoustic Rock/Country

Band Members: Jared Graham

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Hawt Mama

Genre: Alternative Folk

Band Members: Isaac Gambito, Colton Jones


Chance Richardson

Genre: Blues, Melodic

Band Members: Chance Richardson

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Dan Whitney

Genre: Acoustic Folk

Band Members: Dan Whitney

Interested in being a participating band or live muscian? Please email the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce Events Coordinator, Chelsea Cramer at or call the Chamber Office at (509) 925-2002.

Winterhop Headquarter Vendors


If you are interested in volunteering at this year's Winterhop Brewfest event, please fill out the online form below.

Photos from Winterhop Brewfest 2019-2022.