Beer Is Food

By now you know that beer was the reason that civilizations first got settled, that beer led to organized medicine and that beer fomented democracy and freedom. Did you also know that good beer is good food?

Unlike some larger brewers, most craft beer brewers follow a process of controlled, natural fermentation in the production of our art- no additives, no preservatives and no rough treatment during packaging. We provide a happy home and the right conditions to our friend, Saccharomyces cerevisiae- beer yeast.  Our friend will then live a full, healthy life and contribute all sorts of flavors and other benefits.  When fermentation is complete, we don't throw our friend out on the street.  We keep them around in your beer to keep that beer fresh and flavorful (and a good source of Vitamin B).

We always serve our beer fresh and at its peak.  Fresh, local beer is the key to our success.  We encourage everyone we meet to respect beer and to recognize that good beer is food and meant to be consumed and not aged.  If you really, really want to age (or "cellar") your beer, make sure it is of sufficient strength and hop content.  Also make sure your storage conditions are appropriate:  around 56f, low light and still air.

Overall, while you can appreciate a painting over the years with your eyes, appreciate your beer with all your senses as a food and RIGHT NOW!

Year-round Labels

Pale Ale

Our Pale Ale features a clean finish and a low-hop bite. A light and very refreshing ale made for long-time or first-time craft beer drinkers.
ABV: 5.0%
Est. IBU: 25
OG (Plato): 1.050 (12.39)
FG (Plato): 1.012 (3.07)
Est. SRM: 8.9


1982 is our homage to the brewing history of Yakima. A mid-hopped amber ale that is clean, sessionable and easy to enjoy.
ABV: 5.53%
Est. IBU: 30
OG (Plato): 1.054 (13.83)
FG (Plato): 1.012 (3.07)
Est. SRM: 11


Our IPA features a substantial, well-balanced taste with an emphasis on the hop. BeerAdvocate Magazine rates this beer an A+.
ABV: 6.6%
Est. IBU: 80
OG (Plato): 1.062 (15.21)
FG (Plato): 1.012 (3.07)
Est. SRM: 8.5


Vern is our take on the classic Pacific Northwest IPA. Lots of hop and a lighter body make this city boy shine.
ABV: 6.6%
Est. IBU: 88
OG (Plato): 1.062 (15.21)
FG (Plato): 1.012 (3.07)
Est. SRM: 4.4

Twin Stag

Twin Stag is a dark and brooding brew. Mysterious and complex, this Scottish Ale is perfect as a complement to good conversation and long, bold tales.
ABV: 5.81%
Est. IBU: 21
OG (Plato): 1.062 (15.21)
FG (Plato): 1.018 (4.58)
Est. SRM: 34.8

Seasonal Labels

Bad Monk

Debut: 12/2008; re-released 11/2009, 12/2010, 11/2011, 11/2012, 1/2014, 1/2015

Bad Monk is a spicy, Belgian-style dark ale good for keeping you warm on cold nights.

ABV: 9.8%
Est. IBU: 29
OG (Plato): 1.086 (20.67)
FG (Plato): 1.012 (3.07)
Est. SRM: 15.7

Good Monk

Debut: 3/2009; re-released 12/2009, 1/2011, 1/2012, 1/2013, 1/2014, 2/2015

A Belgian-style golden ale that tastes of pepper, banana and a pleasant warmth, Good Monk will make you happy.

ABV: 7.94%
Est. IBU: 24.2
OG (Plato): 1.072 (17.51)
FG (Plato): 1.012 (3.07)
Est. SRM: 4.6


Debut: 2/2010; re-released 2/2011, 3/2012, 3/2013, 12/2013, 12/2014

Lincoln Ave Coffee Stout is made with cold-press espresso from local roaster Lincoln Ave Espresso, with honey and features a classic dark-grain taste with a definite hop presence. Built to enjoy, this is a sessionable semi-sweet seasonal.

ABV: 5.81%
Est. IBU: 29
OG (Plato): 1.062 (15.21)
FG (Plato): 1.018 ( 4.58)
Est. SRM: 44.5

Imperial Red

Debut: 3/2010; re-released 4/2011, 5/2012, 5/2013, 5/2014

Imperial Red is a full-on mouthful of malt and hop. Strong, bold, and not for the faint of heart. This is as metal as a beer gets.

ABV: 6.39%
Est. IBU: 100+
OG (Plato): 1.060 (14.83)
FG (Plato): 1.012 (3.07)
Est. SRM: 11.7


Debut: 6/2009; re-released 7/2010, 6/2011, 7/2012, 7/2013, 7/2014

Heather is a Scottish-inspired heather ale brewed with heather tips and honey. Light in taste and gentle in nature.

ABV: 5%
Est. IBU: 23
OG (Plato): 1.056 (13.90)
FG (Plato): 1.018 (4.58)
Est. SRM: 5.7

Special Releases

YCBC's Achilles Barley Wine

Debut: 2/2015

Achilles Barley Wine is an experimental available in a limited release. An epic release with lots of body, hoppy bitterness and plenty of kick, win the day while you are still able.

ABV: 9.15%
Est. IBU: 99
OG (Plato): 1.079 (19.10)
FG (Plato): 1.010 (2.56)
Est. SRM: 20.7

YCBC's Wizard IPA

Debut: 3/2014

YCBC's Wizard is an experimental IPA with a medium malt presence and a blast of bittering from Galena. Add to that the aroma and flavor of Mosaic, and you have a magical concoction. Available in the Taproom (At The Brewery and On the Ave) and a few, select locations.

ABV: 6.07%
Est. IBU: 93
OG (Plato): 1.058 (14.27)
FG (Plato): 1.012 (3.07)
Est. SRM: 8

Inland ESB (Rev. 1)

Debut: 1/2012

Inland ESB (revision 1) is an experimental beer designed to be light in ABV but big in taste. Somewhat hoppy, somewhat malty, Inland ESB is a sessionable friend.

ABV: 3.94%
Est. IBU: 77
OG (Plato): 1.042 (10.48)
FG (Plato): 1.012 (3.07)
Est. SRM: 8

Fresh Hop Imperial Red

Debut: 9/2012; re-released 10/4/2014

We did it again. We went ahead and hopped-up our Imperial Red. More hops and fresh hops, too, plenty of those. Pretty hoppy. Pretty good beer.  You only live once, right?


ABV: 7%
Est. IBU: 100+
OG (Plato): 1.065 (15.85)
FG (Plato): 1.012 (3.07)
Est. SRM: 14.5

Summer Snow IPA (rev. 1)

Debut: 10/2012

Summer Snow is a Taproom-only experimental release debuting as a wheat IPA made to hold on to what's left of summer.  As the temperature drops, let start thinking about winter fun and remember baking in the sun.

ABV: 7.14%
Est. IBU: 89.5
OG (Plato): 1.066 (16.13)
FG (Plato): 1.012 (3.07)
Est. SRM: 4.9

Winter Ale

Debut: 1/2013, re-released 1/2014

An experimental release, our Winter Ale is a spiced ale perfect for snuggling in with a good book or a good friend.

ABV: 6%
Est. IBU: 23.6
OG (Plato): 1.062 (15.21)
FG (Plato): 1.012 (3.07)
Est. SRM: 13.9

Black Kilt

Debut: 5/2013; re-released 10/2014

Black Kilt is a Taproom-only experimental release, a Black IPA/CDA with a complex body but IPA kick.

ABV: 5.41%
Est. IBU: 125.8
OG (Plato): 1.059 (14.51)
FG (Plato): 1.018 (4.58)
Est. SRM: 34.8

Summer Serendipity

Debut: 7/2013

Summer Serendipity is a Koelsch-style beer made with super-secret hop varieties and even more secret methods. Very limited realease at YCBC only in the Taproom, and just right for Summer.

ABV: 4.1%
Est. IBU: 30
OG (Plato): 1.042 (10.48)
FG (Plato): 1.011 (2.81)
Est. SRM: 5.1

Wee Winter Sun

Debut: 8/2013

Wee Winter Sun is a Scottish-inspired limited release available only at YCBC's Taproom. Peated malt makes for a subtle smokiness.

ABV: 5.14%
Est. IBU: 17.3
OG (Plato): 1.053 (13.10)
FG (Plato): 1.014 (3.57)
Est. SRM: 11.3

Fresh Hop Black Kilt

Debut: 5/2013; re-released 10/2014

Fresh Hop Black Kilt is a special release of our Black Kilt, a Black IPA with a complex body but IPA kick.

ABV: 5.41%
Est. IBU: 125.8
OG (Plato): 1.059 (14.51)
FG (Plato): 1.018 (4.58)
Est. SRM: 34.8

Fresh Hop IPA

Debut: 10/2009; re-released 10/2013

This version of our IPA features a substantial, well-balanced taste with an emphasis on the hop AND a blast of just-picked wet hop!

ABV: 6.68%
Est. IBU: 90+
OG (Plato): 1.063 (15.34)
FG (Plato): 1.012 (3.07)
Est. SRM: 8.5

Other Offerings

Rookie Of The Year Root Beer

Debut: 10/2012

Beer not your thing? We've got the bases covered there, with our Rookie Of The Year Root Beer. So creamy, so smooth, and less calories than you might think- but who cares? Try yourself or with your little slugger- you'll swear the ice cream is already in there!