Yakima Chief, Inc. was founded by hop growing families, some of them growing hops in the Yakima Valley for more than 130 years. The fourteen grower families, who farm more than 20% of the hop acreage in the United States, joined together to build an organization which would market their hop products direct to brewers worldwide.
Yakima Chief now owns and operates nine cold storage warehouses in the YakimaValley, in addition to contract warehousing worldwide. Yakima Chief's pelleting plant is one of the largest, most advanced in the world. In 1999, an important link to providing all of YCI's products direct was completed. Our state-of-the-art CO2 extraction facility enables us to provide extracts to brewer's specifications, under the most stringent quality controls, including ISO 9001 certification.
Yakima Chief has made a significant investment and commitment to the brewing industry in order to have the capabilities to supply all the hop needs of brewers - we can guarantee product consistency and deliver products at a fair price because we are responsible for all the processes.
Mission - to grow, produce and sell high quality hop products worldwide and to ensure the long-term viability of the U.S. family hop farms.
Vision - to become the leading marketer of U.S. hops by offering products with the best value to brewers worldwide and to continue to build on our leadership position as an innovative company.
The Yakima Chief Difference - Our Quality/Value Package. Product consistency, personal service, exceptional technical support, hop-tracking certification, new varieties, fair pricing and total responsibility for the hops from our farms direct to your brew house.