Bale Breaker & Barley Brown’s, a hoppy power couple



Bale Breaker Brewing of Moxee, Washington is happy to introduce the next beer in the Frenz series of collaboration beers. This time around, the brewery teamed up with the good folks at Barley Brown’s Beer of Baker City, Oregon. This most recent edition of Frenz is described as a West Coast IPA that makes use of Bale Breaker’s homegrown Simcoe, Citra, and Galaxy hops.

It is slated for release in February, with three release events across the region (more info below). Look for Frenz IPA in 16-ounce cans starting on February 11th.

If you are going to collaboratively brew a West Coast IPA, Barley Brown’s Beer is a great partner. Between 2012 and 2016 the company’s Pallet Jack IPA earned no fewer than nine medals at the nation’s most prestigious beer judging competitions, including four medals at the GABF (Great American Beer Festival).

Lovers of beer in the Pacific Northwest don’t need me to trumpet the virtues of Bale Breaker Brewing. The company’s affinity for hoppy beers is coded in its DNA.


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Here is more information about the beer and the upcoming release events in Moxee, Seattle, and Portland.

Bale Breaker Introduces Next Release In Frenz Collaboration Series Featuring Barley Brown’s

Yakima Valley Brewery announces the newest in limited 16oz. Frenz collaboration series, with Oregon’s Barley Brown’s.

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Yakima, Wash. – January 26, 2022 – Bale Breaker Brewing Company, a family-owned brewery located in Yakima Valley, today announces the upcoming release of the newest 16oz can in the Frenz series. Frenz is a series of collaboration beers, made to celebrate community and partnership within the brewing industry. The next in the series is a West Coast IPA, brewed at Bale Breaker’s Yakima brewery in collaboration with Oregon’s Barley Brown’s. This West Coast IPA has aromas of citrus, fruit loops, peach, guava, and pine, and features Bale Breaker’s homegrown Simcoe, Citra, and Galaxy hops.

The Frenz series started in 2016, with this Barley Brown’s collaboration serving as the second to go into cans – the first canned Frenz was a collaboration with Austin, TX’s Pinthouse. Unlike that 2021 release, Tyler Brown of Barley Brown’s was able to come up to the brewery and brew with the team in person, a welcome next step in the Frenz series.

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“Frenz is made to share the love between us and our hop-obsessed beer buds,” says Bale Breaker co-owner/brewmaster Kevin Smith. To actually have Brown in person was a welcome change from 2021’s release, which was all virtual. Bale Breaker plans on expanding the Frenz series this year to celebrate more in-person collaborations – this is the first of three limited 16oz Frenz releases in 2022. “This series is brewed with frenz, and made to drink with frenz,” Smith adds.

This new release will be released with a double release celebration at Bale Breaker’s two taprooms – a release party from 12-9pm on Friday, Februrary 11th, at Bale Breaker’s Yakima, WA taproom, followed by a release party from 12-10pm on Saturday, Febuary 12th at Bale Breaker’s Seattle, WA taproom. Frenz will be available in 16oz 4pks to-go or on draft. Plus, Oregon fans can join the Bale Breaker and Barley Brown’s teams for a special release party on Saturday, February 19th, from 5-8pm at Loyal Legion in Portland, OR. Frenz 16oz 4pks will be getting limited distribution starting in mid-February throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho at select bottleshops and stores.



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